Taylor, J.D., Dearnley, Christine, Laxton, J.C., Coates, C.A., Treasure‐Jones, T., Campbell, R. and Hall, I. (2010) Developing a mobile learning solution for health and social care practice. Distance Education, 31 (2). pp. 175-192. ISSN 0158-7919

In this article we share our experiences of a large‐scale five‐year innovative programme to introduce mobile learning into health and social care (H&SC) practice placement learning and assessment that bridges the divide between the university classroom and the practice setting in which these students learn. The outputs are from the Assessment & Learning in Practice Settings (ALPS) Centre for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL), which is working towards a framework of interprofessional assessment of Common Competences in the H&SC professions. The mobile assessment process and tools that have been developed and implemented and the outcomes of the first‐stage evaluation of the mobile assessment tools are discussed from the student perspective.

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