Online assessments add value for oil and gas industry stakeholders

Within the oil and gas drilling industry – a key part of a sector that produced revenues of some $3.3 trillion in 2019 and comprises some 3.8% of the global economy – the use of online assessment (eAssessment) is demonstrably improving the assessment process, as well as streamlining the operations of organisations and, thus, providing added value to their stakeholders.

Zoom shares fall after results as Wall Street turns cautious on growth

Zoom Video Communications Inc’s (ZM.O) third-quarter revenue growth rate slowed to 35% as demand for its video-conferencing tools eased from the pandemic-fueled heights last year, sending its shares down about 6% on Monday.

Bahamas’ Institute benefits from eCom Scotland eAssessment Platform

With over half its multi-million dollar revenue regularly coming from clients outside the UK, the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Scotland is used to working with organisations in far-flung, often exotic and, sometimes, remote parts of the world. Among these is the far-from remote but no-less-exotic Bahamas, where one of its professional institutes is benefiting from using eCom’s eAssessment platform with the hundreds of students studying for qualifications on its 16 or so regular programmes.

China’s new private tutoring rules put billions of dollars at stake

China’s sweeping new rules in private tutoring has left private education firms facing a significant business impact as Beijing steps up regulatory oversight of a $120 billion industry that investors had bet billions of dollars on in recent years.

Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, has issued a warning about risks to internet freedom

Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently emphasized that the free and open internet…

Here’s how governments can reduce the impacts of Asia’s devastating flash floods

Flash floods have increased and become more unpredictable, and their toll on lives and livelihoods is growing as well. There is much we still don’t know about how to manage floods, but there are key policy actions we can take now.

When we evaluate development projects, we must ask: What lessons have we learned?

As children, we all remember being told: “‘I hope you’ve learned your lesson”, which had a kind of negative connotation. In my line of work, however, which assesses development activities from the point of view of doing the right things in the right way with the right resources for lasting benefits for people – we learn lessons every day to make better decisions for improving quality of lives.