New Assessment Software from MyKnowledgeMap for Offline iPad Use

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MyKnowledgeMap today released a new version of their ReallyManaging Assessment platform, with a new app that expands the possibilities for mobile assessment both in the classroom or office and out on work placement—even when there’s no internet connection.

Learners can download assessments sent by their tutors, respond on or offline, any time, any place, and re-sync their responses back to their personal learning area when they have a connection

ReallyManaging Assessment enables users to create, manage and deploy tests, quizzes, questionnaires and learning materials on web, mobile and tablet, for use online and offline.

The release features a brand new look and feel, especially for iPad users. It's the most advanced IMS QTI 2.1 standards-based assessment app available on the iOS platform, allowing interoperability with other systems adopting the latest QTI version. It allows learners to download assessments sent by their tutors, respond on or offline, any time, any place, and re-sync their responses back to their personal learning area when they have a connection.

Features include:

  •     An all-new user interface which emphasises key activities, incorporates a new alert system and makes full use of the iPad screen size and resolution
  •     Institutional terminology to match terms to curriculum for delivering a consistent experience across the different teaching and learning scenarios and throughout software tools used
  •     New feedback workflows improve the tutor-student feedback experience
  •     New reporting function delivering improved analysis to help understand and support individual student’s needs as well as for better assessment and IT management.

The University Of Leeds School Of Medicine have been using the system since 2010 to support student doctors in the workplace. All medical students are using the web based system, with each year 4 and year 5 medical student being loaned an Apple iPhone 3GS. At this stage of the Leeds medical degree, undergraduates typically spend much of their time in hospitals, GP surgeries and community health clinics. ReallyManaging Assessment allows students to upload reflections on cases they have seen (with sensitive information removed) to an online portfolio, in real time or offline within a workplace setting.
Writing in the Lancet, medical technology commentator Niall Boyce comments: “the iPhone is helping the medical school to provide consistent support for students, and to get them into good habits for the future.”

Peter Thompson, CEO of MyKnowledgeMap, said: “One of the key student satisfaction metrics for Universities is based on the quality of tutor feedback for effective student support. Quality assessment with timely response is vital to improving this process, and by using mobile technology, we’ve made it much easier to deliver critical feedback at the moment of need and with the maximum convenience.”

“In 2011, the National Student Survey found that 97% of final year medical students were satisfied with their experience at the Leeds School of Medicine, up 12% on the 2010 survey. These were the first final year students to have used the iPhone assessment tools from MyKnowledgeMap throughout their course and the greatest increases were in the area of assessment & feedback.”

Founded in 2000 and headquartered in the UK, MyKnowledgeMap is a leading assessment and learning technology provider. We enable organisations to improve the way they manage, assess and analyse learning, skills, accreditation, competencies and human development through our ReallyManaging® product range and large scale customised systems and solutions.

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