E-OSCE D2 (phase 2)
|Long Title:||Electronic Registration of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations - Deployment & Dissemination|
Université de Lausanne
|Project Leader:||Ph. Zimmermann|
|e-OSCE Website||Website with introductory video, desktop App, iPad App, FAQs and publications|
|e-OSCE Client||iOS for Apple iPad (source code available upon request)|
|e-OSCE Admin||a web-based module for the import and export of examination data, the compilation of checklists and the organisation of the multi-station examination (source code available upon request)|
|e-OSCE Monitoring||iOS based (source code available upon request)|
|Detailed documentation||presentations, test reports, concept papers, evaluations and statistics , questionnaire, statistics (available upon request)|
Client, Admin, and Monitoring component have been developed during this second phase. The system is ready for deployment in a real OSCE examination.
The switch from the Windows to the iOS platform also meant that the client application had to be virtually redeveloped from scratch.
After different laboratory and field tests, the client application is now a mature and exceedingly user-friendly application, as been shown in a large-scale field study involving a comparison with the paper version of the checklists. The examiners have a clear preference for e-OSCE compared with the paper version, they consider the cognitive outlay on operating it to be lower and they also feel that the user friendliness of e-OSCE is better than that of paper.
The notes function, which the examiners had stressed as being important in the prior two phases, is virtually no longer needed with the new client interface.
The migration of the system operation to IML has been comleted. An XML scheme has been developed, but there's only low interest in exchanging data between the systems. Therefore a simple export and import function seems to be a better way than to establish standardized interfaces.
Publications on the interaction design of the e-OSCE user interface have appeared in the proceedings of the Interact, GMA and USAB conferences in 2011 and the design was presented at these conferences.
The new system will be based on the developments and concepts of the first phase project.
During the second phase the efforts about sustainability and dissemination of the system will be intensified.
Some parts of the system will be extended and adapted.
The organisational anchoring of the e-OSCE system into the assessment cycle of practical exams is the fundamental task of this phase.
Specific objectives are to:
The following deliverables are foreseen: