Students involved in Shenandoah University’s mobile learning initiative, iMLearning, use the Apple MacBook Pro for accessing course material and online assessments. They can also choose an iPodTouch, iPad 3G or iPhone for a quick mobile delivery option. Using the iPad for lab exercises, for instance, students can move from station to station without having to carry around a laptop.
In this presentation from the 2013 Questionmark Users Conference, Terra Walker and Cheri Lambert of Shenandoah University explore various security measures they use to ensure test integrity both in the iMLearning program and Windows-based testing. The presentation focuses on Using Questionmark Secure with Windows PCs and Macs but also covers measures such asquestion and answer randomization, seating arrangements, proctors and honor code.
We recently held a Breakfast Briefing at London Microsoft, where Questionmark users and other assessment and measurement professionals discussed the various ways in which online assessment helps to ensure regulatory compliance.
The briefing included some stimulating questions and answers and a demonstration of our browser-based authoring tool, Questionmark Live. Stephen Kelly from The London Fire Brigade, shared how England’s largest fire service uses Questionmark for training confirmation and high-stakes exams.
If you missed the meeting, you may view the presentation slides here.
Events like this one offer an opportunity to see our technologies in action, speak with Questionmark experts, and meet with individuals from a wide range of industries.
The 2013 Questionmark European Users Conference is another great learning opportunity. It packs two days of learning, networking and fun into one memorable occasion. This year the conference will take place November 10-12 in Barcelona.
Whether you’re new to Questionmark or have been using our technologies for years, there are plenty of reasons to attend this event! And if you sign up by July 15th you will save €130. Click here to register now.
The processes organizations use to build assessments can have a big impact on the quality of the assessments themselves.
Tom Metzler, Knowledge Assessment Administrator at TIBCO Software, Inc., explored this point during the Questionmark 2013 Users Conference, and we’re happy to share handouts from his presentation on Achieving a Better Assessment-Development Process.
Tom spoke from experience! TIBCO’s certification team uses well-established software architecture methods principles to continually improve the efficiency of its assessment development process. Tom told how the team’s systematic approach helps save time and provides better information for subject matter experts. He explained how better processes result in better assessments, discussed the value of reusable components, and shared architectural models that you can be adapted for use by other organizations.
We’ve talked about “BYOD” (Bring Your Own Device) in this blog recently – and about how many organizations within corporate learning and higher education are either starting to embrace the idea, or – at the very least – start planning for how they can be ready for it in the future.
In fact, one of my recent blog articles focused on a few practical tips on how to optimize your online assessments for the broadest range of devices and browsers possible.
But today we’re going to take a look at how “responsive design” technology built into the latest release of Questionmark OnDemand will make the jump to supporting BYOD delivery of online assessments much, much easier.
We have plenty of resources available to you. “How-to” videos and brief presentations about best practices, will give you valuable pointers about authoring, delivery and integration in our Learning Cafe. We also share presentations and videos on our SlideShare page.
Social networking, wikis, blogs, portals and collaboration tools play an increasingly important role, offering powerful ways to increase participation and sustain momentum in learning. Enterprise portal applications such as Microsoft SharePoint offer content management and facilitate information sharing across boundaries.
According to Bill Finegan, Vice President of Enterprise Technology Solutions at GP Strategies Corporation, the “portalization” of learning and development enables workers to gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed, using technologies they engage with every day. How can tools like these fit in with your organization’s learning needs? And how can you make them work effectively together?
Now available on SlideShare, this presentation explores the elements of a dynamic learning ecosystem and explains out how to combine SharePoint, Questionmark and other technologies to provide a learning environment suitable for today’s workers, This is just one example of what people learn about at our Users Conferences. Registration is already open for the 2014 Users Conference March 4 – 7 at the Grand Hyatt on the beautiful Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. Plan to be there!
How can you be sure that someone taking an online exam away from a testing center or classroom is adhering to the guidelines put in place by your instructional staff?
This SlideShare presentation will demonstrate how instructors can prevent or catch cheating and ensure a secure environment for employees or students taking tests in their homes, offices and other locations.
The slides are from a Best Practices sessions at the 2013 Questionmark Users Conference: Don Kassner of ProctorU discussed strategies for reducing incidents of dishonesty online, and Maureen Woodruff of Thomas Edison State College explained how online proctoring enables the college to administer tests securely to thousands of online learners.
This presentation offers a glimpse into the kind of discussions and sessions you can find at our Users Conferences. Registration is already open for the 2014 Users Conference March 4 – 7 at the Grand Hyatt on the beautiful Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. Discounts are available for groups and early registrants. Sign up soon and plan to be there!