The General Medical Council (GMC) requires medical schools to implement quality assurance mechanisms to check that there is consistency across student placement opportunities. The schools should be able to show the GMC evidence that their students were fully integrated into the clinical team as part of their placement.
To gather this evidence, medical students are asked to complete an evaluation form about their placement. In the Medical School, the surveys are issued and created via their custom virtual learning environment (VLE), EEMeC.
The evaluation system in EEMeC is no longer viable and a replacement system must be found. Large sections of the system are written in Classic ASP. This programming language was created by Microsoft and has been earmarked for deprecation at a future, undetermined date. The language has not received any new features since the year 2000. In addition, a decision was made to close EEMeC and migrate teaching activities to Blackboard Learn to consolidate and improve the student experience. This migration was partially implemented in the 2018/19 academic year.
Prior to the move to Blackboard Learn, the Medical School reviewed all functionality in EEMeC to ensure there were appropriate migration paths for all functionality provided within Learn. The review concluded that there was not an equivalent tool available in Learn to replace the existing evaluation system.
The Medical School contacted colleagues in other institutions to see if there was a suitable commercial replacement available but one was not forthcoming. As such, a decision was taken to create a new replacement system using an in-house development team.
This project will replicate the frequently used functionality provided by the EEMeC evaluation system in a new stand-alone web application.
Current project status
|Report Date||RAG||Budget||Effort Completed||Effort to complete|
|March 2020||BLUE||0.0 days||0.0 days||0.0|