PR Voice (the blog of the CIPR president) claimed yesterday that the Institute is “leading the profession and raising industry standards by taking its industry-recognised Diploma online using the latest e-learning software”.
I commented on the post that many of the centres which have supported CIPR in delivering the Advanced Certificate and Diploma over some years also offer e-learning software in their educational provision.
For example, I created www.greenbanana.biz over a year ago as a resource for students studying these qualifications with Cambridge Marketing Colleges. I believe that this is part of the reason (along with our excellent tutors and committed students) why we gained a 100% pass rate in the recent Adv Cert assessment and 94% for Diploma.
I have no problem with CIPR promoting its new provision – but would have liked it to note there are other study options available to achieve this qualification. One would hope that CIPR would not show favouritism towards any one provider of the course – although this is the only option open to those outside the UK.
I do have a vested interest in ensuring students are offered a choice of providers – although research with the existing cohorts shows the value of our reputation as a reason for their decision to study the qualifications.
However, what concerns me more is that nearly 18 hours after making my comment on the post, it has not appeared from moderation. Is this censorship of my viewpoint – or is the organisation not able to moderate more quickly?
UPDATE: I’m pleased to note it was simply a delay in moderating posts as my comment and trackback are now on PR Voice