Coming soon to Los Angeles: A full conference program by and for Questionmark users

Joan Phaup

Posted by Joan Phaup

Questionmark users who join us in Los Angeles for the Questionmark Users Conference  March 15 – 18 will be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing breakout sessions. Many delegates will be presenting case studies and leading peer discussions. And we’ve put together product training, best practice and drop-in demo sessions to suit everyone from beginners to power users. 

Here’s the complete conference line-up. You can Click here for details about all these sessions:

General Sessions

  • Opening General Session: Would You “Like” To Know? The Roles of Assessment in Social Learning
  •  Keynote: Bryan Chapman on Assessment’s Strategic Role in Enterprise Learning: Innovation and Trends
  • Closing General Session: The Road Ahead

Case Studies

  • Tiered Assessment Model for Internal Certification (Intermediate/Advanced) – Accenture
  • Applying Diagnostic Assessment in a Virtual Corporate University (All Experience Levels) – PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Dynamically Generating Certificates from an Assessment (Intermediate/Advanced) –  Beckman Coulter, Inc.
  • Questionmark in Medical Education: Planning and Implementing Blended Course Exams (Beginning/Intermediate) –  Loma Linda University School of Medicine
  • Enabling Self-Service Reporting (Intermediate) – Accenture
  • Implementing E-Testing in the US Coast Guard: Challenges and Solutions (All Experience Levels)
  • Ensuring the Security and Integrity of Certification Tests (All Experience Levels) – Philadelphia Parking Authority
  • Using Captivate and Flash Simulations in eLearning and Assessments (Beginning/Intermediate) – Verizon Communications

Tech Training

  • Introduction to Questionmark Perception for Beginners
  • Advanced Authoring Techniques Using Authoring Manager (Intermediate/Advanced)
  • Planning Your Migration from Perception v4 to v5 (Intermediate/Advanced)
  • Configuring the User Experience and Understanding Templates in Perception v5 (Intermediate/Advanced)
  • Authoring with Questionmark Live – A hands-on introduction (Bring your own laptop!) (Beginning/Intermediate)
  • Analyzing and Sharing Assessment Results (Beginning/Intermediate)
  • Integrating Perception with Other Systems (Advanced)

Best Practices

  • Best Practices for Surveys and Course Evaluations (All Experience Levels) – Greg Pope, Analytics and Psychometrics Manager, Questionmark
  • Using Questionmark Perception to Make SharePoint an Effective Learning Platform (All Experience Levels) – John Kleeman, Chairman, Questionmark
  • Getting the Most from a Small Screen: Design Strategies for Mobile Devices (All Experience Levels) –  Silke Fleischer, Co-founder and CEO, ATIV Software
  • Principles of Item and Test Analysis (All Experience Levels) – Greg Pope, Analytics and Psychometrics Manager, Questionmark
  • Using the Latest Learning Research to Improve Your Questionmark Assessments (All Experience Levels) – John Kleeman, Chairman, Questionmark
  • Writing High-quality Assessments that Yield Meaningful Results (All Experience Levels) – Howard Eisenberg, Training and Consultancy Manager, Questionmark

Peer Discussions

  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Training Programs: Metrics and ROI – Farmers Insurance
  • Using Printing and Scanning to Capture Survey and Test Results – PG&E Academy
  • Delivering Assessments at Academic Institutions: An Open Conversation- Rio Salado College
  • Improving Your Workflow: Ensuring smooth sailing from question creation to release  –  U.S. Coast Guard

Drop-in Demos

  • Using Assessments with Social/Informal Learning Tools
  • Perception v5 and Questionmark Live
  • Tools and Features for Enhancing Your Assessments and Reports

We’ll also be hosting drop-in sessions with Questionmark technicians and group discussions with our product owners about potential new offerings. You can register for the conference online or email conference@questionmark.com for more information.

Measuring the Impact of Social Learning

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“The Social Network” – a movie about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg — was a big winner at the recent Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. And we’re pleased to say that social networks will be high on the agenda as Questionmark users gather in LA (with black ties nowhere in sight!) March 15 – 18 for the Questionmark 2011 Users Conference.

We’ll be paying considerable attention there to the growing importance of social networks as one aspect of a major shift in how people learn. Many organizations, recognizing that the vast majority of  what we learn comes from firsthand experience and from other people rather than from formal learning and study, are turning to informal and ‘social’ learning initiatives that use portals, blogs, wikis, forums and other tools. At this year’s conference we’ll be highlighting many new features and applications of Questionmark’s Open Assessment Platform that work in concert with many commonly used informal/social learning technologies – from embedded and observational assessment to new user interfaces and tools for content evaluation. (See a sneak peek below — and come to the conference for more on this!)

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the conference in March – we’re making sure the conference agenda will be packed with sessions and events that we’re sure you’ll be able to “like.”

Only two more days to register before the early-bird deadline!

Today’s the day for early-bird Questionmark Users Conference registration

Joan Phaup

Posted by Joan Phaup

As we build the program for the Questionmark 2011 Users Conference in Los Angeles, we are also building a list of eager participants. Those who have signed up so far have saved $200 on registration. You can, too, if you register today — our first early-bird registration deadline!

Here are just a few reasons to attend this conference, to be held March 15 – 18 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel downtown:

  • Maximize the value of your investment in assessment technologies and services
  • Smooth your transition to Questionmark Perception version 5
  • Attend training sessions that will improve your effectiveness in using Questionmark
  • See the product roadmap and influence future developments
  • Network with other Questionmark users and hear their case studies
  • Drop in on the Questionmark Techs and get your questions answered

Here’s what participants in the 2010 Users Conference have to say about it. Heed their advice and sign up today!

Bryan Chapman to Keynote Questionmark 2011 Users Conference

Joan Phaup

Posted by Joan Phaup

Bryan Chapman

With the Questionmark European Users Conference just completed in Amsterdam this week, we are gearing up for the 2011 Users Conference in Los Angeles March 15 – 18.

We’re very pleased that Bryan Chapman will present the keynote address there. As Chief Learning Strategist at Chapman Alliance, Bryan is involved in providing research-centric consulting solutions that help organizations define, operate and optimize their strategic learning initiatives. His talk on Assessment’s Strategic Role in Enterprise Learning: Innovation and Trends will include examples of innovative assessment strategies that have improved learning and performance within many different organizations.

In addition to tech training, best practice presentations, demonstrations of new technologies, meetings with Questionmark product managers and drop-in meetings with the Questionmark techs, the conference includes case studies and peer discussions presented by Questionmark users. The call for proposals is now open, so we hope that Perception users who are thinking about attending will consider their own participation in the conference program.

This video will give you a general overview of what happens during the conference.

Destination Los Angeles for the 2011 Users Conference March 15 – 18

Joan Phaup

Posted by Joan Phaup

Quick!  Mark the dates of March 15 – 18 and consider  all the things you’d like to see on your trip to Los Angeles for the Questionmark 2011 Users Conference.

We’ve booked space at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza for this great learning event and look forward to seeing our customers there!

Join your colleagues to discuss best practices, attend technical training, meet with Questionmark technicians, share your ideas and learn how to write better assessments. Judging from the positive feedback we get about the conference every year, this is event is not to be missed:

“What I enjoy most  is the opportunity to network with other other people, compare solutions and mine the wealth of data that’s available.”

“I appreciate learning about various ways to implement Questionmark and looking at emerging technologies.”

“The conference was great! I learned a lot and had fun doing it! I can’t wait till the next one.”

The “next one” will be here before we know it! We  soon post more information about the conference and issue a call for proposals.

In the meantime, click here to enjoy some quick videos from the 2010 conference!