News of the electronic assessment of practice is spreading
The eAoPP enables students in the Faculty of Health Sciences to instantly record practice experiences, along with the practice based formative and summative assessments undertaken throughout their training. It allows those with ‘permissions’ to do so, to interact with the evidence so that what is a created is a comprehensive and reliable account of a student journey on a defined ‘pathway’. Critically, it is easy to use and is accessible from PCs, tablets, iPads and mobile devices, irrespective of operating system.
The portfolio has now been successfully used by a group of nursing and midwifery students for the full three years of their course. As a result there is now a full scale implementation of the portfolio for all students making it one of the largest projects of its kind in the UK.
eAoPP is now being used across the Health Sciences faculty and the professional practice of students on the following courses is now being assessed using eAoPP.
- Adult Nursing
- Mental Health Nursing
- Adult/Mental Health Nursing
- Children’s Nursing
- Child/Adult Nursing
- PG Dip; Adult; Children’s and Mental Health Nursing
- Occupational Therapy
More information about the site can be found by selecting the link below; http://www.southampton.ac.uk/alps/eaopp/index.page
‘electronic system has cut the work of academic staff and administrative staff significantly. As the student’s grades are directly transferred from the ePortfolio system into the marking database transposition errors are avoided; in addition the security of the system reduces the risk of fraudulent entries and allows academic staff to track their students’ progress whilst they are out in practice.’
In February 2015 the Nursing and Midwifery Council awarded the University a commendation following their Academic Scrutiny visit.
‘Roll out of Electronic Assessment of Professional Practice (eAoPP) and integration of this resource into learning and assessment experiences of students and mentors is commended.’