By offering a powerful new tool to college recruiters and reviewers, “Answer With Webcam” efficiently automates the pre-screening and language assessment portion of student applications. Candidates are presented with one or more pre-formatted, randomized questions to which they provide a spontaneous, recorded response. The resulting video is embedded in the student’s online application, serving as a permanent record of his or her language skills, presentation, and demeanor.
“In an era of dwindling resources, financially strapped colleges and universities continue to seek ways to avoid admissions mistakes, improve yield, and to ensure a better student fit,” said DecisionDesk CEO, John Knific. “Our partnership with LikeLive provides admissions offices of all sizes both global reach and comprehensive student assessment, while dramatically decreasing the cost of in-person interviews.”
LikeLive CEO Bill Barnett notes, “We have partnered with DecisionDesk to offer a cohesive and cost-effective way for University and College reviewers to evaluate applicants. ‘Answer with Webcam’ democratizes the higher education application process by allowing any applicant, regardless of location, to connect with institutions of higher education worldwide.”
“Answer With Webcam” will be immediately available to existing clients of DecisionDesk. New clients will be able to license the product as a stand-alone solution, or as an additional module within the larger suite of DecisionDesk application management solutions.
DecisionDesk, based in Cleveland Ohio, is a leading provider of application tracking and management systems. DecisionDesk provides nearly 150 institutional clients, in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe and the Middle East, with the ability to process high volumes of applications, utilize video offerings and automate their submission and review processes. DecisionDesk’s offerings allow clients to drive down costs, increase efficiencies, and improve recruitment and admissions outcomes. For more information, please visit: http://www.decisiondesk.com/
LikeLive was founded in 2009 by entertainment and communications veteran Bill Barnett, college counselor Caryl Kristensen, and internet technology expert Jason Mehrvarz. Their mission was to create a meaningful and efficient way for college applicants of all backgrounds around the world to "meet" their prospective school's admissions teams. The LikeLive platform is now a fully integrated component of the evaluation process for colleges, universities, career centers and corporations across the nation. For more information, please visit: www.likelive.com