It’s easy to link external resources to Moodle courses using resource links. This technique can be used to launch assessments and surveys in Questionmark Perception. But you can also pass demographic information from Moodle to Perception this way!
We’re delighted that Questionmark™ Perception™ version 5.2 recently achieved certified integration with SAP® applications. Our press release provides details about the integration, which enables pre-employment skills tests, certification exams, course evaluations, employee surveys and other Perception assessments to be scheduled, launched and tracked from the SAP® Learning Solution.
Want more info? Read about our connector for use with SAP Learning Solution and check out this case study about the Nebraska Public Power District’s combined use of these two solutions.
IBM WebSphere Portal is a set of software tools enabling companies to build and manage Web portals. You can easily add iFrames to the IBM WebSphere portal using the Web Page Portlet, which enables users to view the content available at the specified Web addresses using inline frames.
An important new ISO international standard for assessments in the workplace is in its final stages and a draft is now available for consultation.
The standard is called ISO 10667 and covers assessment service delivery: procedures and methods to assess people in work and organizational settings. There are two parts, one for service providers and one for clients: organizations that use assessments. It has very broad scope, from assessment in appraisals and coaching through 360s and psychological assessments as well as compliance and training assessments, and it covers both paper and computer-delivered assessments.
There are two closely related parts of the standard and it sets out good practice and guidelines for areas such as the following:
Agreeing procedures between different stakeholders in the assessment process
Planning assessment delivery formally
Getting informed consent from assessment participants
Privacy and data protection on assessment results
Security and confidentiality
Ensuring that reports arising from the assessment are based fairly on what the assessment measures
Providing appropriate assessment feedback
Guidelines on rights and responsibilities of assessment participants
ISO 10667 is the result of many years’ work by an international committee with representatives from many countries including the US and several in Europe. I have been involved in a very small way with the committee and have been impressed by the professionalism and knowledge of those responsible for writing the standard.
When the standard is formally published, ISO 10667 will provide an opportunity for organizations to put in place a consistent quality standard for their use of assessment, which if we can get it right could help greatly in assessment consistency and fairness. For those involved with assessment in the workplace, there is also likely to be pressure from stakeholders to follow the standard, so reviewing it in advance could be sensible.
ISO is organized via national committees, and there is no single international place to get hold of the draft and provide comments. You have to do this within your own country. If you are in the UK, then you link via the British Standards Institution (BSI) to view Part 1 and Part 2 (needs registration) and comment. If you are in the US, the Association of Test Publishers is administering the review of the draft standard, and if you want to comment, you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance. If you are in other countries, you should contact your national standards organization.
The degree to which the final standard can help improve the quality of assessment in work and organizational settings will depend on the standard being reasonable and practical in terms of the demands it makes on all of us, and I’d encourage Questionmark users who are interested in this area to provide input to the consultation process to help ensure ISO gets it right.
Our current U.S. Web seminars offer information and advice from Questionmark staff as well as customers. We encourage you to sign up for as many sessions as you want:
Introduction to Questionmark Perception – Get an overview of Perception’s features and basic information about how to use the software. This session is ideal for people who are just beginning to explore the possibility of using Questionmark technologies and services.
From Item Banking to Content Harvesting: Authoring in Questionmark Perception – Compare the various authoring tools you can use to create questions and assessments. Discover which tools are the most practical for you and how to make them work together to produce assessments quickly and easily.
Questionmark Customers Online: Distributing the Workload with Questionmark Live – Learn how Shenandoah University has involved faculty in question writing through the use of Questionmark Live.
Questionmark Customers Online: Using Flash and Captivate in Questionmark Perception – See how to use Adobe Captivate and Flash videos within Questionmark Perception questions. (Please note: This Webinar, scheduled for May 25th, is nearly full. Space is very limited, so sign up soon!)
What’s New in Questionmark Perception Version 5? – Understand the new features in Questionmark Perception version 5. The webinar is ideal for current Questionmark users or anyone who wants to learn about what’s new and what’s changed in the newest release of Questionmark Perception.