From the very beginning of their activities, over a decade ago, our client dealt with carrying out DaF tests using traditional methods. Due to universal digitalisation and changes in the expectations of exam candidates, the Institute decided to modernise its operating model. The most important goal they set for the coming year was to design and develop a comprehensive system for conducting online tests.
By mid 2017, progress on the new system was falling behind schedule. For this reason, the Institute began to urgently look for Java professionals who would be able to support and speed up the process of digitization. Finding experienced programmers with specific skillsets in the local job market turned out to be a challenging and time-consuming process which was significantly slowing down the whole process.
In September 2017 our team joined the TestDaF project. Together with the team based in Bochum, we have created a completely new platform for editing, conducting and evaluating DaF exams in electronic form. At the same time, we have also been developing other digital products and educational client services, including DUO e-learning courses.
Thanks to this cooperation, the TestDaf Institut has significantly accelerated the implementation of its demanding project. The extensive experience and commitment of our team has allowed the client to plan changes and implement new solutions in products significantly sooner than before.
The system created will eventually fully replace traditional testing methods, which will allow the automation of the activities of the entire Institute. From the point of view of both creators and examinees – the whole process will be simpler and more convenient from now on. Moreover, the development of additional digital educational products will provide users with a higher quality of language learning tools. All these activities combined will strengthen the Institute’s position on the education market.
Due to open and direct communication by the Vm.pl’s side our cooperation has been running smoothly and the project has been developing dynamically. We especially appreciate the high skills of Vm.pl’s programmers who have been supporting our team successfully with their expertise and experience. We recommend Vm.pl as a trustworthy partner, who does not only implement scheduled projects but also ensures a great professional support in selection and evaluation of new technologies as well as having extensive know-how of how to implement them.
Head of IT department // TestDaF-Institut
Institution in Bochum deals with the preparation and testing of DaF ("Deutsch als Fremdsprache") – certifying examinations confirming knowledge of German (both at general levels and in individual professional fields). The TestDaF Institut is part of the association “Die Gesellschaft für Akademische Studienvorbereitung und Testentwicklung e. V.” and the universities Fernüniversität in The Hague and the Ruhr Universität in Bochum, Germany.