Online Learning Update

March 28, 2013

How recruiters are dealing with the shift to online learning degrees

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:04 am

by Courtney Symons , Ottawa Business Journal

Some recruitment agencies say they are seeing a large shift towards online learning and are making changes to their business model to stay on top of it.  That includes David Aplin Group, which has an office in Ottawa.President Jeff Aplin says he’s beginning to see what he calls the democratization of education – flexible, affordable options for those who can’t or don’t want to go the traditional route. He says his company has implemented changes to better assess employees who used alternative education methods. They include skill tests, psychometric assessments and behavioural interviewing. Such techniques can include personality questionnaires, aptitude tests and a focus on evaluating a candidate’s behaviours in their personal and professional lives by asking open-ended questions and crafting multiple follow-up questions. This differs from a traditional interview where questions are narrow and focus primarily on work and educational experience. “We’ve really enhanced our business to respond to the change of the landscape of education and the shift to moving education online,” Mr. Aplin says.

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