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Thomson Prometric Releases White Paper on Computer-Based Testing
Thomson Prometric, a global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services and part of The Thomson Corp., introduced the online version of its white paper, “Conversion: The Benefits and Best Practices of Computer-Based Testing.” Organizations still using traditional paper-and-pencil-based exams are using this guide to further understand the importance, process and benefits of converting to computer-based exams. [READ MORE]


Nursing Schools Using Horizon Wimba for Online Instruction
Horizon Wimba announced that its OpenCampus virtual classroom software has been selected by a number of nursing schools throughout the United States to provide live online instruction to help alleviate the growing demand for nursing education classes. Among others, the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing at Loyola University of Chicago and the University of Utah College of Nursing recently selected OpenCampus to be the virtual platform from which they now deliver classes to graduate nursing students both on- and off-campus. By using OpenCampus’s online collaboration tools such as streaming audio, chat messaging and application sharing, faculty are able to add vitally important elements of interaction that simply cannot be provided in a text-based course. By archiving lectures, students can also benefit from on-demand instruction. [READ MORE]


Certiport Launches Operations in Mainland China
Certiport, which provides end-user certification for Microsoft Office products, announced its expansion into the Chinese market with the creation of a Certiport China unit based in Shanghai. Certiport China will focus on developing tertiary education and government-sponsored certification initiatives in the Shanghai triangle area of approximately 250 million people. [READ MORE]


DePaul University Offers New Online Certificate Courses
DePaul University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) has partnered with Gatlin Education Services, a provider of web-based career training courses, to offer online certificate programs in healthcare, business and construction technology. The new online certificate courses are for individuals looking to switch career paths, obtain advanced training and certifications, or for first-time job seekers who need specialized training. The courses are all open enrollment and self-paced, and students are paired with a personal instructor. Courses take an average of 90 days to complete and provide training for entry-level positions. [READ MORE]


(ISC)2 CISSP Credential Achieves International Standard
The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, the nonprofit international leader in its 15th year of educating qualifying and certifying information security professionals worldwide, announced that the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) U.S. respresentative, ANSI (American National Standards Institute) granted certification accreditation in the area of information security under ISO/IEC 17024 for the consortium’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential. [READ MORE]

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