Online conference registration ends March 13: Here’s the program!

Posted by Joan Phaup

Online registration for the Questionmark 2012 Users Conference ends next Tuesday, March 13.

If you have not yet signed up, all it takes is a few mouse clicks and keystrokes to set you on your way to some great learning and networking in New Orleans March 20 – 23.

The festivities begin with two pre-conference workshops on March 20: a Boot Camp for people who want to learn the basics of using Questionmark technologies and a session on Criterion-Referenced Test Development by Sharon Shrock and Bill Coscarelli. There will also be three special interest group meetings that afternoon and a big reception that evening.

Then it’s on to a full conference program:

General Sessions:

Case Studies

  • An Architect’s Approach to Questionmark Assessment Development: How to Architect, Design and Implement an Efficient Assessment-Building Process – Tom Metzler, TIBCO Software, Inc.
  • How e-Testing is Improving Assessment for the U.S. Coast Guard – James Parry and Art Stark, USCG Training Center
  • Analysis of Examination Time Data at the Question- and Person-Specific Level with Perception – James J. Thompson, Louisiana State University
  • The Big Switch: Moving Training and Assessment to Mobile Devices – Barry Jass, Covidien
  • Using Questionmark to Answer Business Questions Related to Your Work Processes – Gretchen Seyfried, Progressive Insurance
  • Five Approaches to Effective Content Management – Sami Besalel, The Aurelius Group
  • Eighty’s a Crowd: Managing a Multitude of Assessment Authors – Scott Wilde, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Using Innovative Technologies to Aid High-Volume Testing in Multiple Environments – Jennifer Lathem and Kerry Eades, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education

Features & Functions

  • Introduction to Questionmark Perception for Beginners
  • Answers to Windows Authoring FAQs
  • Using Questionmark Live for Surveys and Course Evaluations
  • Reporting and Analytics: Understanding and sharing assessment results
  • Deploying Questionmark Perception 5.4 OnPremise
  • Questionmark Live Bring-your-own-laptop Tutorial
  • Customizing the Participant Interface

Best Practices

  • Alignment, Impact and Measurement with the A-model – Dr. Bruce C. Aaron, Ametrico
  • Instructional Design for the Real World – Dr. Jane Bozarth, State of North Carolina
  • Applying the Principles of Item and Test Analysis to Your Assessment Program – Sean Farrell, PwC
  • Timing is Everything : Using psychology research to make your assessments more effective – John Kleeman, Questionmark
  • Using Captivate and Flash Simulations in eLearning and Assessments – Doug Peterson, Questionmark
  • Using Web Services to Integrate with Questionmark Perception – Steve Lay, Questionmark

Peer Discussions

  • Proctored versus non-proctored: How does assessment setting affect student achievement on web-based assessments? – Richard Pierce, Shenandoah University
  • Managing Assessment Security as the Stakes are Getting Higher – Questionmark CEO Eric Shepherd, Moderator
  • Test Defensibility in the US Coast Guard – Using the Angoff Method to Set Cut Scores – Alan H. Wheaton and and James R. Parry
  • Managing Multiple Assessment Authors – Scott Wilde, Intermountain Healthcare

Drop-in Demos

  • Delivering Assessments to Mobile Devices
  • Making the most of new features in Perception 5.3 and 5.4

Future Solutions

  • Focus Group: Authoring & Delivery
  • Focus Group: Open Assessment Platform and Analytics
  • Open Sessions

There’s still time to register! So do it now!

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