Three Angles on Mobile Delivery

Posted by Julie Delazyn

All of us at Questionmark take a keen interest in the use of iPads, smart phones and other mobile devices for delivering assessments.

And with good reason, since around 400 million smartphones and tablets will be shipped in 2011 —  close to the number of PCs shipped. And the number of mobile cellular subscriptions grew to 5 billion in 2010.

If you’re interested in how your organization might be able to use mobile assessments, you might want to check out some tips our Chairman, John Kleeman, has posted recently on the SAP blog:

Mobile delivery will be among the many topics we’ll be talking about at the Questionmark Users Conference in Los Angeles this week.   Check out the conference program and follow us on Twitter. We’ll be tweeting from the Conference, and we’re happy to hear from you.  Join the conversation using #qm11.

Briefings & User Groups Set for Bethesda, Ft. Lauderdale and Los Angeles

Joan PhaupPosted by Joan Phaup

If you find yourself in the Washington, D.C., Ft. Lauderdale or Los Angeles areas during the next few weeks, you may have some great learning and networking opportunities in store.

Questionmark Breakfast Briefings and User Group Meetings are scheduled in Bethesda, Maryland, on October 21st, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on October 26th and Agoura Hills, near Los Angeles, on November 9th.  The briefings will take place in the morning, with current Questionmark users gathering for lunch and in-depth discussions right after each briefing.

Beginners can get a general introduction to Questionmark Perception at the Breakfast Briefings, which will also show participants how to:

  • streamline how subject matter experts create and share questions and other assessment content
  • help multiple authors to work collaboratively in developing and managing content
  • leverage mobile devices such as smart phones or the Apple iPad for delivering assessments
  • enhance the learning process with quizzes and other online formative assessments
  • conduct observational assessments
  • integrate tests/quizzes in SharePoint to complement and measure the impact of learning content
  • gain a better understanding of your assessment results and how to communicate about them

Questionmark customers who attend User Group Meetings will spend some quality time together over lunch, learn about coming product features and talk in depth with  Questionmark managers about technical issues, best practices and any other topics.

We hope you will be our guest for at least one of these events. If you are a Perception user and would like to attend both events 0n the same day, please register for them individually. Click here for Breakfast Briefing details and registration — and here for User Group participation.

New Questionmark App for Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch now available at iTunes!

Posted by Brian McNamara

Are you one of the millions of people with a new iPad?  Or one of the thousands of people waiting in line outside an Apple store today – about to get your hands on a shiny new iPhone 4?  If you’re not, chances are that many of the participants who take your assessments are.

So we are delighted to announce that version 2 of the Questionmark App – which enables streamlined assessment delivery via the Apple® iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch® — is now officially available for download from the iTunes store.  In addition to adding support for the Apple iPad, the new version is completely configurable, — so your participants can access assessments scheduled for them in your Questionmark Perception v5 repository.

If you don’t have Questionmark Perception v5 yet, you can still try this new app – simply install it and choose the “demo” option, and the app will let you try out several assessments available from Questionmark’s demonstration site.

For more info about the Questionmark App and where to download it, click here.