Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

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

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