Questionmark Users Conference Underway!

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Dr. David Metcalf, keynote speaker

Posted by Julie Chazyn

I’m writing today from the 2010 Questionmark Users Conference  in downtown Miami.  We kicked off last night with a poolside reception at the Hilton Miami Downtown and have a full day of case studies, technical training, best practice presentations and discussions ahead of us.

Enjoying the Sunday night reception at the Users Conference in Miami

We are looking forward to Tuesday’s general session, where our keynote speaker, Dr. David Metcalf of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training will discuss Assessments on the Move: Mobility, Mashups and More.

Check out some of the photos from today and keep up with what’s happening via Twitter in real time. Look for the #qm10 hash tag to find out what’s going on at the conference!

The following podcast, recorded when we were planning the Users Conference, provides some hints about what David will be covering in tomorrow’s keynote:

 

 

Podcast: Dr. David Metcalf on New Trends in Assessment

 

Posted by Joan Phaup

Talking with Dr. David Metcalf, who will be the keynote speaker at the Questionmark 2010 Users Conference in Miami, is an eye-opening experience!

In his work at the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training, David is constantly engaged in the future of learning and assessment. As a research faculty member, he is responsible for inspiring innovation in the field of learning and performance. And as an independent researcher, analyst and consultant, he guides business transformations for learning organizations.  A recent conversation with David gave me a taste of what’s in store for us at the conference in his address, Assessments on the Move: Mobility, Mashups and More.DavidMetcalf06

The conference will be about the here-and-now as well as the future, with tech training sessions to bring people up to speed with the latest features and functions of Questionmark Perception. Case studies, best practice presentations and peer discussions will round out the program, along with drop-ins with the Questionmark technicians and focus groups led by our product managers.

Our earlybird registration deadline is looming on December 4th, so it’s a good time to get acquainted with  the conference Web site and start making plans for a trip to Miami next March 14 – 17.

In the meantime, take a few minutes to ponder the future of assessment as you listen to this podcast: