The benefits of online assessment are welcomed by both the exam candidates themselves, and by the organization offering the assessment. The types of benefits obtained will depend on the assessment software used, but one overriding positive outcome is that organisations significantly reduce the administrative burden of planning and running exams. This is not an exhaustive list, but here are 8 main benefits of online assessment to consider:
- Exam Candidates are used to Digital.
Exam candidates can work on a computer in a way they are familiar with, rather than using pen and paper. Candidates will struggle if they have no access, e.g. by writing and pasting text, to computer editing software or using a table for accounting. It’s difficult to change to stylus or paper if you’re digitally used, and over long periods it can be very tiring.
2-Reduced Administrative Burden.
Organisations significantly minimise the logistical burden of planning and running exams as it moves online. Printing and distributing exams on paper and arranging shipments of completed scripts to markers is a time-consuming and expensive process.
3- Mark and issue results more rapidly.
Online marking is much easier and candidates are able to obtain results. Results are instantly available with self-scoring questions if needed.
4- Authorisation of collaborative problems.
Online work simplifies all tasks involved in the creation of exams for the examination body. For example, authorship questions are possible in combination with specific workflows for review and approval before adding questions to the question bank.
5- Test Assembly Automated Software.
If an approved question bank has been developed, examination papers can be easily generated through questions selection or using automated software, for example. Automatic, randomised papers to be generated LOFT or linear on-the-fly study. More on linear-on-the-fly testing is available here.
6- Marking methods on-screen.
When online, labelling and moderating outcomes are handled, they are streamlined, protected and standardised. Learn more here about labelling on the computer.
7-This is more eco-friendly.
It’s greener – with less paper, less printing and transportation used in total.
8- Worldwide access scaleable
Online evaluation allows testing bodies to deliver tests to applicants in larger geographical regions, as they are not confined to conducting tests at physical test centres.
Compared to running face-to – face tests, major cost savings occur. Individual testing can be very costly as significant fees related to factors such as hiring of a test hall, the provision or recruiting of surveillance materials, safe couriering of review documents and response sheets, the printing of examination papers, scanning and correction of solutions, the confidential storage and disposal of examination papers and scripts, personnel overhead for process control and logistics, and re-sites. Vensysco shall delete all these costs and create a default per nominee, regardless of where they are located.
Time is precious for the overwhelming majority of candidates. It is not ideal to spend time and money in a test centre for a specific test, particularly if there are wide distances. Vensysco offers the entire versatility for exam candidates to take the examination at their own place and it is also possible for them to provide an examination window, where the applicants can also choose a convenient date and time. This skill can be a major competitive advantage, particularly for full-time applicants.
Simple to use for applicants
The design of Vensysco has a high priority and the system is both intuitive and easy to use, even for less technologically advanced applicants. The experience of candidates from the initial registration email to the examination day is very clear and several tools are available to thoroughly clarify the procedure.
Preservation of the credibility of the test
It can be very difficult to ensure that the same high standards of testing integrity apply in each region when carrying out exams across multiple geographies, especially in relation to locals or external venues. Vensysco gives all applicants an equal footing and guarantees that the completeness of the exam is ensured regardless of where it takes place. Each examination paper is fully controlled, so the examination body determines exactly when and who sees the paper, plus complete access to it.