Bahamas' Institute benefits from eCom Scotland eAssessment Platform
By: Bob Little PR
According to Wendy Edie, eCom's Managing Director, "Providing exams that ably and effectively test candidates' knowledge is a key requirement in the professional qualification process – but so is being able to assess those candidates' answers accurately and provide timely feedback, wherever those candidates and other stakeholders are in the world. That's why we're getting a rising number of enquiries from professional institutes looking for an efficient digitally-deployed exam-and-assessment platform."
Having been introduced, in 2008, to eCom's eNetAssess system through a partner professional institute, the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services (BIFS) - a not-for-profit institution established in 1974 - asked eCom for help in 2019, when it wanted to offer exams direct to its students.
Following discussions with eCom's Linda Steedman and her team, BIFS recommended using eCom's services to its ten partners. With their agreement, eCom (https://www.ecomscotland.com/
The learning technologies specialist, Emma Dickson, of eCom, explained, "Many organisations use eCom's online assessment solutions for compliance and competency assessment but some organisations - particularly those operating in remote or inaccessible parts of the world - struggle to find an eAssessment solution that works everywhere and at any time.
"For BIFS, eCom provides a managed service – adding assessments and setting up exam schedules – with eNetAssess/ eNetSecure providing multiple choice question assessments,"
Commenting on a recently-held examination, Miguel Pratt, BIFS Programme Director, said, "The examination was flawless. All 22 candidates successfully logged on with no technical glitches at all." He added, "We're delighted with the performance of eCom Scotland's platform in the examination process that we use - in collaboration - for our International Certifications. We've had minimal technical difficulties and, when we did, a phone call soon solved it all."