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eCom's Pioneering eAssessment Solution Wins Innovation Award

eCom Scotland are delighted the secure online assessment solution, eAssessment, FORUM HUB, developed for the International Well Control Forum (IWCF), was the winning entry in the innovation category at the eAssessment Association’s 2019 annual awards.

Posted 15 April 2019

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The online assessment experience

IWCF, the only independent body focused on oil and gas well training and accreditation, have over 260 accredited training centres, spanning 54 countries. This eAssessment innovation gives training centres that operate in remote locations, with internet connectivity issues, the ability to offer the same secure ‘online’ assessment experience offline.

A secure solution

With FORUM HUB, remote centres can use pre-programmed Raspberry Pi device to download and upload assessments from a secure online link, for use at their centres. Assessments are then automatically marked, with results issued to candidates once the scripts are uploaded back into the centre FORUM database.

Significant benefits

FORUM, based on eNetAssess™, eCom’s flexible online assessment system, customised for IWCF, facilitated the move from paper-based exams to online assessment (eAssessment). This has delivered significant benefits to IWCF, their centres and candidates, such as instant marking, cost reductions, instant resits and results as well as increased flexibility.

IWCF CEO, Antony Quin said “We knew digitising our processes was key to transforming our business. FORUM enabled delivery of eAssessment at most of our centres and now, thanks to FORUM HUB, all our centres can now offer eAssessments. Because of this, we’ve been able to improve the quality and delivery of our assessments on a global scale.”

Commenting on the delivery of FORUM HUB, eCom Group CEO, Linda Steedman said “We’re delighted to be working with IWCF, putting the platform for innovative and scalable eAssessment in place to support and enhance their business. Winning the eAssessment Association’s 2019 innovation award is great recognition that we’re setting the standards in the eAssessment industry.”