The electronic assessment of professional practice is now being increasingly embraced.
The Covid pandemic has highlighted the wisdom of the Universities who have adopted the online assessment of professional practice. Tutors who have been working from home have continued to be able to support their students in practice. The configurability of the sites we provide to Universities, has also meant that we have quickly been able to make changes to the sites, in response to the emergency measures introduced by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
All the students at our partner Universities can 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 the operating system. The sites are built ‘mobile first’ which means that they automatically resize to the screen from which they are being accessed.
At the recent international conference, organised by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, there were two presentations by our customers.
Dr. Ian Donaldson, Principal Academic in the Department of Nursing Science, Bournemouth University made a presentation entitled ‘Introducing an online portfolio for practice placement assessments‘ which was based on the article that appeared in the ‘Nursing Times’.
Hayley Lawson-Wood, Lecturer in Children’s Nursing presented a paper entitled ‘Developing an e-portfolio and overcoming the challenges of Programme changes 2018-2021’.