CaribExams: content aggregation and content development for CXC CSEC exam candidates
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More than once, I have had people ask me, "Exactly what do you do at CaribExams?" It is interesting that even while wandering through the CaribExams website and community forums, many people are still unsure of what we do here. This blog post is to help clear up that confusion.
In CaribExams.org, we aggregate and develop content that is specifically geared towards CXC CSEC exam candidates; we are a content aggregator and content developer. So, what is a content aggregator? Content aggregation is a fairly new activity. It is the process of collecting, combining and locating in one online destination, online resources that serve the needs of a target group.
For example, there are many billions of web pages and websites on the internet, some are relevant to CXC CSEC exam candidates and many are not. What we do in content aggregation is, we locate those web pages and websites that are high quality and most relevant to CXC CSEC exam candidates and we present them to you. The online resources in CaribExams are presented in the context of the CXC CSEC exam they are related to and even in terms of the objectives of the exam they support.
So, in essence, we do a lot of online research work, so you don't have to. Instead of spending hours searching online for multimedia resources to help you study for your CXC CSEC Human and Social Biology exam, you can visit CaribExams.org and find many, many, high quality online multimedia resources for the exam, aggregated for you. We do the same thing for a select group of CXC CSEC exams.
In addition to content aggregation, we also do content development. For example, Our CXC CSEC English exam guide is filled with multimedia content that we have developed ourselves. We also plan to expand our offering of custom-developed content in the near future.
As part of our content aggregation, we provide you with information on the CXC CSEC exams, including exam guides, exam registration deadlines,exam fees, timetables, distribution of results, queries, exam pass rates and distribution of exam certificates.
So what do we do in CaribExams? We provide subject tutorial and up-to-date exam information on the CXC CSEC exams and we keep you informed of all the news connected to those exams.
You may have also noticed, we have just expanded our aggregated online resources to include international competitions for both CXC CSEC exam candidates and their teachers. In addition we provide professional development information and instructional resources for CXC CSEC teachers. Just some of the ways we try to connect Caribbean Learners and Educators with all the great opportunities available for them to shine.
So, hopefully, that clears up some of the confusion about what we do here at CaribExams.org.