Perth, April 2023: North Metropolitan TAFE (NMTAFE), the largest TAFE college in Western Australia has chosenPebblePad’s Learning Journey Platform to deliver a flexible and adaptable learning space for enrolled nursing students to switch seamlessly between on-campus, blended and work placement learning. The innovative platform will enable nursing students across all five WA state colleges to gather and evidence the professional competencies and standards they need to succeed in the healthcare sector.
Set to be rolled out across five TAFE colleges in Western Australia (NMTAFE, South Metropolitan TAFE, Central Regional TAFE, North Regional TAFE, and South Regional TAFE), learners will be able to navigate, reflect on and make sense of their curricular, co- and extra-curricular activities, all in one place and throughout their studies. Crucially, they will be able to harness the power of PebblePad’s mobile capabilities to support them during work placements – allowing them to effectively record and evidence the work they’ve undertaken towards their professional qualifications.
NMTAFE will join a number of other institutions already using PebblePad in the region to power a holistic assessment process, harnessing feedback from multiple professionals across a variety of settings, whether that’s university lecturers or registered nurses supporting students during work placements.
Alison Poot, Senior Director, APAC for PebblePad says: “PebblePad has long been known for making the transition from education into work life that little bit easier, so it’s no surprise that the vocational sector is harnessing the platform to support students across a variety of disciplines. Using the platform, learners benefit from a consistent experience on campus, online and on work placement, and gather crucial evidence, feedback and assessment wherever they are – and whoever they’re learning from.
Helen Hull Director – Nursing & Dental at NMTAFE says, “We aim to provide a sustainable, efficient and flexible process, which has multiple benefits to students and industry, while maintaining quality standards. The sector wide approach is most exciting with consistent assessment tools, providing continuity for industry and certainty for students.”
Founded in 2004, PebblePad is an award-winning online Learning Journey Platform designed to help educators deliver student-centred learning. Extending the powerful features of an eportfolio with sophisticated tools for supporting diverse teaching and learning processes, PebblePad helps bridge the experiential learning & assessment gaps that Learning Management Systems can’t reach. A unique set of feedback and assessment capabilities rounds out the feature set. PebblePad is successfully transforming learning at universities around the world, including more than 30 of the top ranked global universities.