Myprogress & Anglia Ruskin University Shortlisted for Learning Technologies Award

Myprogress and Anglia Ruskin University School of Nursing & Midwifery have been shortlisted for the 'Best Learning Technologies Project - Public & Non-Profit Sector' at the Learning Technologies Awards.

We're delighted to announce that offline mobile assessment app, Myprogress and Anglia Ruskin University School of Nursing & Midwifery have been shortlisted for the 'Best Learning Technologies Project - Public & Non-Profit Sector' at the Learning Technologies Awards. 

Transforming practice-based assessment 

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.

Enhancing the student and staff experience

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.

”I am thrilled that MyKnowledgeMap and Anglia Ruskin University have been short listed for this award. Internally we have known for some time that this has been a tremendously successful and innovative project – with big positive impact – so it’s great that it is finally starting to be publicly recognised" says Rob Arntsen, Chairman at MyKnowledgeMap. "We have established great teamwork with Anglia Ruskin Faculty of Health who operate one of the largest Nursing schools in the UK.”

 

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