SCHOOL OF ONLINE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION (SOCE):
Tamilnadu School of Online and Continuing Education (SOCE) is a wing of Tamilnadu Council for Open and Distance Learning which, mainly focuses on conducting Examination in Online Mode; the course will be conducted through Regular / Distance Mode. This Online Mode of Examination has been recognized by International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), Oslo, Norway.
TNSOCE has been functioning on the basis of the concept of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which is already approved by UGC, AICTE and Ministry of Labour and Employment. The concept of RPL categorizes methods of assessing prior learning which include evaluation of prior experience, which may also include observation of actual workplace behaviour. The essential element of RPL is that it is an assessment of evidence provided by an individual to support their claim for competence against a given set of standards or learning outcomes. RPL is a very simple and straightforward process of assessing someone’s skills or knowledge, regardless of where and how these were learned. Unlike other forms of assessment it doesn’t judge someone’s evidence of competence solely by the credentials or qualifications they have achieved, although this can form part of their claim. Nor does it consider where a person worked, their age, gender or physical attributes. What RPL does is allow people to demonstrate that they are capable of undertaking specific tasks or working in certain industries based on evidence of skills and knowledge gained throughout their life.
Since the student are already competent, he / she can write the appear for the exam online and on passing the examination will be able to get the requisite certificate.
Exams are very important in our life. They let us check our subject expertise and skills. If you are learning something, you can judge the result of your learning online through an exam. This is why exams are conducted. There are basically two methods of conducting an exam: offline and online. With the ease of the internet access, many exams these days are conducted online. Online exams are easy to conduct and maintain professionalism in the process. Below are discussed some benefits of enrolling for examination through Tamilnadu School of Online and Continuing Education (TNSOCE)
Online examination process is easy both for TNSOCE and the candidates. Online exam process can be arranged easily and quickly. All you need is a computer lab and a working internet connection. It is also easy to manage the process of examination. We need not assign invigilators to keep an eye on the candidates. It is also easy for candidates to give an exam using a computer.
Traditional exams are good, but it takes them many days or months to display the result of the examination as the copies are checked manually. While in TNSOCE ne examination, checking and result process is performed by a computer that makes it faster. Results of an online exam can be declared within a few days of the exam.
Another benefit of TNSOCE examination is that it can be conducted from anywhere with easy access to any part of the world. Since the internet is in the reach of everyone, an online exam can be accessed easily anywhere.
Though an online exam needs more resources than a traditional exam, but these resources are reusable. In an online examination, you will need to use a computer and the internet, which you need not purchase as you can always find one on rent. In traditional exams, we use papers and pen/pencils, which are wasted after the exam. You cannot use an exam paper again for another purpose. This way, we can make better use of the resources through online exams.