eCom Scotland's Answer to Professional Institutes' Mission-Critical Issues
By: Bob Little PR
In a blog post, eCom explains that those involved in the professional institutes' sector face such mission-critical issues as how do we:
These issues – and effective ways of solving them – are interconnected, argues guest blogger Bob Little, whose work in the online learning technologies sector is known around the world.
Bob's research points to the younger people whom institutes are keen to attract into membership increasingly wanting information and other career support – notably qualification information and assessment – delivered online. In addition, technology makes easier the collection, monitoring and management of members' professional activities, in terms of continuous professional development (CPD) and qualifications.
His article explains that online, or eAssessments, can:
"eAssessment offers organisations advantages over a traditional paper-based approach to assessment including cost savings, convenience, ease of marking and speeding up the process of the qualifications being awarded as the result of the assessments,"
The article sets out how eCom is working with an international professional institute in the oil and gas sector to monitor student progress, automatically mark online tests, record practical assessments, manage and verify certificates, as well as deal with question authoring and multiple translation versions. This solution – known as FORUM - enables candidates to register, update their details, locate a centre and participate in assessments, and enables external users such as employers to authenticate and check the validity of a certificate.
To read the blog post in full, visit: https://www.ecomscotland.com/