A cloud-based assessment platform, EduSynch recently partnered with the University of Auckland, New Zealand, to offer a customized English test for candidates seeking admission for PhD course at the university.
The University of Auckland is looking forward to integrating the EduSynch platform into the admissions process, with an aim to facilitate the application process for international students due to the closing of most test centers across the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The assessment platform developed the test with the university’s ELA (English Language Academy). The customized solutions offered by the company provide a combination of both AI-driven remote proctoring technology and asynchronous testing procedures, along with a final 1-on-1 speaking interview fulfilled through the platform. Currently, the test is readily available for any student to apply, from any location within the comfort of their own homes.
Sean Kilachand, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of EduSynch said that the current unique situation required a unique approach and solution. EduSynch worked with the team at English Language Academy to make sure the platform was built as per requirements of the university.
Kilachand added that for building the customized test, asynchronous and synchronous testing facilities of the platform has been leveraged, along with antifraud features, and the ability to schedule 1-on-1 interviews with teachers at ELA to make sure that the new PhD candidates were assessed fully.
Mike Hughes, Marketing Manager at the English Language academy said that it is exciting to offer this solution for international PhD candidates and applicants who wish to begin their PhDs outside New Zealand amid the current crisis of global pandemic and travel restrictions.
With this recent deployment, the cloud-based assessment platform will be providing similar solutions to other universities that need a digital platform for administering student exams remotely.