Mobile phone based self assessment
PALMS: Promoting Autonomous Learning through Mobile Phone Based Self-Assessment
Principal applicant: Maurice Gallagher
The current proposal aims to evaluate “smartphones” as a time-and location-independent platform for enhancing engagement and academic learning.
The study, which will monitor the student experience through their pattern of smartphone use, will be supported by adapting an existing, on-line, self-assessment system for Molecular Microbiology 3, which is based around the University’s QuestionMark Perception (QMP) server.
The platform provides a strategy to encourage ‘continuous’ learning (as opposed to exam cramming) and represents an important educational paradigm which can be readily adopted by other courses.
Final Project Report
You can download the final project report here (PDF).
Other Project Outcomes
- Published articles:
- Hu, Y. and M.P. Gallagher (2013) Mobile-aided formative assessment for an undergraduate biology course International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, 3(6), 553-558.
- Paper given and published at 2nd Journal Conference on Social Science and Humanity (JCSSH 2013 2nd) in Beijing, September, 2013 (PDF)
- Poster presentations: University of Edinburgh e-learning day (PDF)