10 Ways That Receiving Feedback Can Help Learning

10 Ways That Receiving Feedback Can Help Learning

Education goes beyond textbooks and lectures; it thrives on feedback. Feedback is defined as “specific information about the comparison between a learner’s observed performance and standard, which is given with the intention to improve the learner’s...

Modernising Military Assessments: A Soldier’s Journey from Handwritten Reports to Digital Efficiency

Modernising Military Assessments: A Soldier’s Journey from Handwritten Reports to Digital Efficiency

Explore the transformative journey of military assessments through the eyes of Kelvin Nunn, from the manual, paper-based processes of the early ’90s to the digital efficiencies of today. This blog reveals the critical need for digitalisation in military evaluations, reflecting on firsthand experiences and advocating for advanced digital solutions to enhance training and operational readiness.

Back to the future 2: An online OSCE Management Information System for nursing OSCEs

A few words about this paper… It was not long after we implemented our OSCE Management Information System within the School of Medicine in the National University of Ireland, Galway, that our colleagues from the School of Nursing started to use the system. Moreover, as nurses embed solid practice in their research, the purpose of […]

Back to the Future 1: Electronic Marking of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations and Admission Interviews Using an Online Management Information System in Schools of Health Sciences

A few words on this paper… ‘Back to the Future’ refers to the 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis, featuring Micheal J. Fox as teenager Marty McFly. Marty, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick […]

The fairness, predictive validity and acceptability of multiple mini interview in an internationally diverse student population- a mixed methods study

A few words about this paper… For the Irish and moreover in an international context, an important paper written by my colleague in the School of Medicine/National University of Ireland, Galway, Dr Maureen Kelly. Once multiple-mini-interviews were made available in an electronic fashion, data retrieval, storage and analysis appeared more accessible than collecting all data […]