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Georgia 30601
404-448-1224
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Fife KY12 7SL
01383 630032
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What Is Online Assessment?

Posted By: eCom USA

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With the continued growth of online learning has come an increased focus on online training and assessment. 

Terms such as Online Assessment, eAssessment, e-Assessment or Technology Enhanced Assessment, which are used to cover a wide range of topics, can be confusing to the novice. 
The industry tends to refer to e-Assessment and the definition is as follows:

“e-Assessment is the use of ICT and digital devices to support the design and delivery of tasks, and to report student assessment outcomes, feedback and grades.”

Assessment is normally identified as formative (for information only) or summative (a score used to indicate a result). Despite the significant amount of literature on assessment, there is little available specifically on delivering assessments on-line. Trainers have avoided the use of assessment techniques, only tracking learning that has been achieved. This means they miss the opportunity to make training more effective with relevant assessment, something which new learning environments now offer.

New Learning Management Systems provide many more opportunities to engage students in authentic assessment activities, by aligning or mapping behaviours and tasks to a wide range of activities and competencies. Tasks can be automatically scored multiple-choice questions often referred to as MCQs, or Multiple response questions MRQs, through to Observational rubrics, and adaptive questioning via online scenarios.

At eCom we use our flexible assessment tool, eNetAssess™,in a wide number of applications including:

  • Awarding Badges and micro-credentials
  • Assessing interpersonal and cultural behaviours
  • Facilitating CPD
  • Assessing competencies in e-Portfolios
  • Conducting high stakes exams
  • Undertaking self and peer review
  • Conducting experience-based learning
  • Enhancing games, role plays and scenario-based activities
  • Gathering online feedback

Read more about how companies have used eNetAssess™ to meet their business objectives here



Accessibility in eLearning

Posted By: eCom USA

Accessibility in eLearning is a hot topic here at eCom HQ and, with our recent work with our client the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), we have evolved our knowledge and understanding of web accessibility. At eCom, we strive to ensure our eLearning meets the current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). At a time when more and more businesses and organisations are looking to take their training online, it is essential that we consider the needs of learners with disabilities and that we do not discriminate in any way.


Competences and How to Avoid the Pitfalls

Posted By: eCom USA

I’ve worked on many competency projects over the years. I first came across competences in the early 1990’s working for a Further Education college. At that time they were a paper based, bureaucratic nightmare that required fully qualified assessors and lever-arch binders as portfolios of evidence. Assessing a number of students required regular visits and lots of space to review the paper based evidence. Yet the process was still beneficial. There was something to measure progress against and review year on year. The competences were the building blocks of the curriculum and enabled students and lecturers across Further Education to understand achievements and have common ground.


US Best Practice and Business Development

Posted By: Wendy Edie

With family life, I find there is never a good time to head away on a business trip, although when the need arose and aligned itself with a fantastic L&D event, I knew I had to go. The ATD conference in Orlando is one of the largest of its kind bringing training and development professionals together from around the globe to share best practices and insights. I am really looking forward to attending some inspiring L&D sessions such as the ‘Forward-Thinking Technology Practices for Leading Learning Into the Future’ Session.


Higher Engagement with Effective Blended Learning

Posted By: eCom USA

It’s no longer a question of whether to use blended learning for workforce development but rather how best to manage the blend. It’s no longer a question of whether to use blended learning for workforce development but rather how best to manage the blend.


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