Following the digital transformation of practice assessment at Anglia Ruskin Nursing School, MyKnowledgeMap and Anglia Ruskin University have been shortlisted for an e-Assessment award in recognition of their work.
The e-Assessment Association has announced MyKnowledgeMap and Anglia Ruskin University as finalists for ‘Best Transformational Project’ with their digital practice assessment platform, Myprogress, in the International e-Assessment Awards. Launched in October 2016, the awards programme celebrates outstanding contributions technology makes to all forms of assessment, showcasing best practice and innovation.
Following a successful pilot with Myprogress in 2015, MyKnowledgeMap, creators of Myprogress, have worked closely with Anglia Ruskin University to transform practice-based assessment for all 2000 student nurses and 5000 supporting staff, and as of Christmas 2018 the university became completely digital (read the full case study). Moving to a digital way of working from a paper-based platform is a challenge and cultural change for any organisation. Embarking on this transformational project with many key stakeholders, three campuses and over 200 placement areas called for a careful and well-planned implementation and staged adoption which has taken place over the last four years.
In this time, since adopting Myprogress, Anglia Ruskin has seen a dramatic increase in communication and engagement between students, practice staff and academic staff, with students feeling better supported and staff having complete visibility of students’ progress whilst on placement. Assessments are now completed quicker and on time with more comprehensive, quality feedback, and by carrying out assessment digitally on mobile/tablet devices, students with learning needs such as Dyslexia feel better supported. By using the data gathered through Myprogress, Anglia Ruskin has also been able to better predict students at risk of failure and take early action to support these students, thus reducing student attrition. Over the last 4 years, the student attrition rate has reduced from 20% to 2.5% in Cambridge with Myprogress being a contributing factor to this positive change.
“We are delighted to be nominated as finalists for the Best Transformational Project. This is testimony to all the hard work of both the Anglia Ruskin and MyKnowledgeMap teams working closely together. Myprogress uses innovative mobile assessment technology which is ideal for the assessment of students working in busy hospital and clinical environments. MyKnowledgeMap are continuing to further invest in important innovations in this area with the objective of being the best of breed assessment solution for nursing, medicine and other healthcare professions.”, Rob Arntsen, Chairman of MyKnowledgeMap.
The winners will be announced at the International e-Assessment Awards Gala Dinner held at the Doubletree by Hilton – Tower of London Hotel on 10 April 2019. Find out more information on the Awards here: www.eassessmentawards.com