Rebooting work based assessment for the 21st century: shifting to new digital technologies for student nurses

Shaw, Siân and Devlin, Anne (2017) Rebooting work based assessment for the 21st century: shifting to new digital technologies for student nurses. In: Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning Assessment, 13-16 September 2017, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA.

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Description: This session presents our case study research into the introduction of digital practice assessment for 500 2nd year student nurses. It outlines practical examples on how blockades to introduction within the community of practice were overcome and how learning analytics are used to enable absolute governance of work-based assessment. Currency: Within the United Kingdom, like the USA, there is a crisis, a national shortage of nurses. In the UK, this has led to new routes of entry, including work-based pathways partly driven by a Government employer levy to fund apprenticeships, creating a need for innovative solutions for work-based assessment. Why does this content matter?: Anglia Ruskin University is the largest provider of healthcare education in the East of England – with 3 campuses each 50 miles apart. To reduce attrition it is essential be able to track students’ progress in practice, ensure that formative and summative assessments are completed on time and provide timely support. Relevance: Leading digital change is hard. This session will outline how putting the users first and technology at the heart can create better, more sustainable, work-based assessment and improve student success.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Digital Assessment, Work-Based Learning, Communities of Practice, Nursing
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Mrs Sian Shaw
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 15:28
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:58

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