Section 1 : e assessments in academics
Experts in today’s educational scenario believe that students will take more control of their own learning and become more reflective. On demand testing will assist students to realise their own potential and e-portfolios can help them to present themselves and their work in a more personalised manner.
Current research reveals that all these assessments can be performed admirably with e-assessments. The present section, drawing largely on the experience that Eduquity Career Technologies Pvt Ltd has in these areas, deals with how technology could be used to conduct on-line exams for entry level recruitment into academic institutions, for summative and formative assessments through the course, and development of e-portfolios at the end of the course for placements in the field of work. Barriers and challenges for implementing e-assessments are also discussed.
Section 2 e-assessments at the corporate entry level to test work-based readiness in organizations:
Corporate Assessments (in this context) refers to those assessments that Organizations use for selecting entry-level job-seekers. Corporate Assessments have by-and large become fully e-enabled for short-listing candidates who meet the entry-level criteria. This is especially true of service and service related industries which range from Retail / hospitality to IT to BPOs. For organizations with rising demand for young aspirants who would be their frontline workers in the service economy, technology is both a boon and a challenge. Work-place or Role-based readiness assessments use technology to test larger numbers objectively, effortlessly and quickly. Basically, entry-level assessments evaluate foundational skills in language proficiency, knowledge of any particular domain and behavioral skills.
Eduquity Career Technologies has been a pioneer in harnessing technology for delivering customized selection-based assessments for a variety of its Corporate clients and this section presents an exposition of the challenges and success stories therein.