An innovative and flexible student-centred website, the first of its kind in the world for occupational therapy students has been launched at the University of Newcastle.
5 partner universities, led by the University of Newcastle, developed the Occupational Therapy Competencies Australia (OTCA) website, which encourages student self-assessment, flexible learning and professional development.
The interactive website invites occupational therapy students to set learning objectives, use the practice resources, self-assess their skills and submit evidence of their competencies, resulting in an ePortfolio of evidence that summarises their competencies. The website includes videos, audio files and quizzes. Students invite their educators to verify and track their progress.