Inspera, the global leader in the digital assessment and remote proctoring solutions space, shares critical pointers on how to get started with digital assessments. Each pointer represents an important step in the process of successfully switching to digital assessment. Inspera is a market leader in digital and online assessment platforms and has served a variety of industries, including the educational sector, government organizations, and awarding organizations. Its vast experience is evident in the guidelines the company recommends for beginning the online assessment process.
Inspera’s Digital and Online Assessment Proctoring recommends seven tips on how to get started fully integrating online assessment into any institution's operations and management system. The first tip, as with any major change, is to conduct thorough research. This initial research will become the foundation of a secure assessment setup, any negligence in this phase can result in a waste of monetary resources and time. The next steps are framework agreements and piloting. These two steps include agreeing with a service provider to provide a framework and then following that up with running a pilot project using the services acquired under strictly controlled conditions. The steps aid in determining the effectiveness of the digital online assessment services required.
Following the results of the previous steps, organizations can carry out the next two important steps on how to get started with digital online assessments, which are determining and benchmarking the benefits and readiness of going digital and the platforms best suited for the digital assessment process, i.e., investing in computer labs or requiring test-takers to bring their gadgets (BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device).
Finally, the two final steps of increasing management involvement and changing management are taken to fully integrate digital online assessments. The processes bring together all the stakeholders in the transfer to an online assessment process and finalize the assembly of the right people to carry on with this task. On one hand, this transformation is very rewarding for the teaching faculty and students; however, it requires quite big changes in the management of the institution. The final changes in management to get the right people for the appropriate jobs when conducting digital online assessments are crucial for the success of the process. This is because implementing online assessment is about people adapting to technology, not the technology itself.
A company representative further elaborated on why following these steps can be crucial to the digital online assessment conversion process. "It can be said for educational institutions, as well as for any other organization that promotes individuals based on test results, that their assessments are crucial to their operations. So naturally, it makes sense to give new testing methods careful thought before implementing them. A haphazardly chosen and applied new assessment process will be incredibly detrimental to any organization’s overall learning and teaching mechanism as well as its reputation among peers. Do not rush the process of starting digital online assessments as they can play an important part in providing your institution with a distinct advantage by offering a secure, customizable, and highly reliable platform for applying knowledge and evaluating the abilities of test takers."
To find out more about the Inspera Online test platform, visit the company's official website at https://www.inspera.com/us. Visitors to the website can also request demos to discover the uses and benefits of the Inspera online assessment.
Inspera is a leading-edge European digital assessment provider providing test-takers with equal opportunities to prove their skills in an authentic and fully digital manner. Inspera empowers colleges and universities to deliver secure assessments, standardized tests, open and closed book exams, as well as formative and diagnostics tests, either on-site or fully remotely. The company’s unique end-to-end platform and remote proctoring services are enhanced by customer service support that ensures successful institution-wide adoption and rollout. Founded in 1999, Inspera is on a mission to improve education on a global scale. With more than 200 dedicated EdTech entrepreneurs collaborating to revolutionize the assessment process. www.inspera.com/us
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