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MyCQs is an innovative e-learning platform that encourages students to create, practice and share Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) tests with each other.
Originally developed by two medical students, James Gupta and Omair Vaiyani, as a learning-aid for people on their course, MyCQs rapidly amassed thousands of users from across the world, and now boasts over 500,000 user-generated questions ranging from cardiovascular anatomy to aviation to children’s numeracy.
Having secured funding and support from The University of Leeds and national education technology charity Jisc, James and Omair have been working on a complete overhaul of MyCQs, developing a solid infrastructure, website and mobile app with the vision of transforming it from a side project into a leading educational platform.
When it is released later this month, the core features of MyCQs will be available for free, with a ‘premium’ subscription tier for users who want access to advanced features such as advanced analytics, tailored learning and premium tests. This will allow, for example, medical students to access verified tests which have been written specifically for their course, and MyCQs will help to develop a tailored learning plan based on their own performance over time.