UNSW Medicine is one of Australia’s largest and most diverse medical faculties within a university. This faculty, known for innovation and excellence is determined to transform students into skilled, professional and innovative clinicians.
As with most universities, examinations play a fundamental role in assessing the ability of students to successfully complete their course at UNSW. UNSW Medicine required a more efficient process that allowed examiners to directly question, observe and record a student’s performance in completing various tasks across numerous settings. An application was needed to administer exams and report student results in an efficient and accurate manner.
UNSW Medicine engaged Solentive to build an iOS Online Assessment application on the iPad. This approach towards an iPad was to provide a screen that was large enough for use within a practical examination. The application allows examiners to assess students at any time, within any setting without manual marking.
The Online Assessment Application enabled for grading to be accurate, consistent and available to students immediately after an assessment. Other benefits it produced included:
Reduced paperwork previously printed in the preparation of an examination
Decreased time to prepare examinations
Improved accuracy and validity of examinations as risks of transcription errors when reporting results is negated
”The entire vision of the project has been brought into fruition. For an exam of 14 students, 1296 results were instantly uploaded from 12 iPads to allow students to view results with a few clicks of a mouse.Clayton GilbertMedicine Computing Support Unit