eCom Secures Ufi Funding to Develop Virtual Reality Authoring Tool
The Assessing Reality project will see eCom create an authoring tool that will enable non-technical staff in organisations, awarding bodies and colleges to create cost-effective VR assessments themselves, directly on the web.
eCom’s scalable solution will be developed as a Software as a Service (SaaS) product and will improve vocational assessments in various sectors.
Using VR will make assessment more:
VR assessments will also help easily measure a candidate’s capabilities or practical knowledge, increase learner engagement and provide relevant analytics for assessors.
The Assessing Reality project sees eCom partner with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), who are planning how VR assessments could be aligned to their curriculums, as well as City of Glasgow College and Fife College, who are both looking at including VR assessments in their courses.
Building on eCom’s previous Ufi supported VR project, Digging Into The Past, Assessing Reality is expected to create a ripple effect throughout the learning industry.
eCom Group CEO, Linda Steedman, said “We’re really excited by the potential for VR to deliver authentic, relevant assessments that accurately reflect a candidate’s skills and abilities. We’re also delighted our new VR assessment authoring tool will help many organisations, across various sectors, to realise these benefits.”
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