The Popularity Problem - Managing An Application Process At Scale
The University of Edinburgh has been using PebblePad for over ten years, which is now widely embedded in practice. In this project, PebblePad was employed to support the application process for a Go Abroad Fund offered by the University's Global department. The fund provides financial support for students to undertake a short-term international experience linked to their studies, and the scheme has proved so popular it posed the challenge of how to select 200 successful applicants from around 1,100 entrants. Previously, Adaptive Comparative Judgement software was used, but the department had neither the available time nor the resources to mark this initial level in the application process.