Embedding Assessments in E-Blogger

Embed a Questionmark Perception assessment, survey or quiz within an E-Blogger blog.

  • To see how this would look, see a snapshot of an assessment embedded within an IFrame using E-Blogger.
  • Check out this how-to on our developer web site.
  • E-Blogger is a free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video. It is possible to display an assessment in this blogging platform by embedding the html code of your assessment in an IFrame.

Using SharePoint and Questionmark Together

Posted by Brian McNamara

Over the past few months this blog has featured several examples of how you can easily embed assessments intimately within learning and informational content to help focus attention on key points and provide real-time feedback.  Today we’ll take a look a look at how to access Questionmark assessments from Microsoft SharePoint, a platform used by thousands of corporate, government and academic organizations and which is increasingly used to manage and provide access to learning content.Snapshot of assessment embedded into SharePoint

There are several ways you can use SharePoint and Questionmark Perception together:

  • Embed a quiz or survey in a SharePoint portal page, wiki or blog.
  • Provide single sign-on access to assessments – allowing participants to view and launch Questionmark assessments assigned to them from within SharePoint.

This is possible:

– Using a standard SharePoint page-viewer web part (if your organization uses Windows authentication)
– Using Questionmark’s SharePoint Connector. Learn about the connector.

To see how this would look, see a snapshot of an assessment embedded within SharePoint.

Check out this How-to on our developer Web site for more details.
To learn about Questionmark’s SharePoint Connector, click here.

Assessment Security: Reducing Fraud

julie-smallPosted by Julie Chazyn

I’d like to draw your attention to some recent writing by our CEO, Eric Shepherd, on the subject of “Assessment Security and How To Reduce Fraud.”fraud risk image

In this post on his blog, Eric describes  what motivates fraudulent behavior and explains some common methods and processes to help you minimize and eliminate it from your assessments. He references the “Fraud Triangle” created by famed criminologist Donald Cressey to explain why people commit fraud. Eric examines the three elements in the triangle: Motivation, Rationalization and Opportunity. He also offers some practical tips for deterring fraud.

If you are interested in this and many other issues surrounding assessment be sure to check out Eric’s blog.

Mashups and their impact on the world of learning

julie-smallPosted by Julie Chazyn

I’d like to draw your attention a great blog post by our CEO, Eric Shepherd on “Learning Mashups.”

In the post , Eric describes three types of Learning mashups, which combine different components (such as videos and embedded assessments) to create easy-to-maintain, stimulating and powerful learning environments. The post includes a couple of YouTube videos that demonstrate the practicality of mashups. Check this out on Eric Shepherd’s blog.

The stories behind our stories, from Questionmark’s CEO

eric_smallPosted by Eric Shepherd

I have been watching the Questionmark Blog with interest and thought that, as Questionmark’s CEO, it was about time that I made a contribution!

The Questionmark Blog was started to keep you in touch with our products, our news releases, learning materials and our Product Owners’ points of view.  We’ve been focusing on articles that assist assessment practitioners and instructional designers; recently we previewed how embedding syndicated assessments within wikis, web pages and blogs can support the learning process.

eric-tag-cloudSeparate to this initiative I have been running a personal blog (http://blog.eric.info) to bring you more abstract thoughts, observations from travels, and distillations of conversations that I’ve enjoyed along the way.  Not surprisingly the Tag Cloud quickly shows what I blog about, Assessments, Books, Travel and Questionmark.  Here are some links that you might find interesting:

•    Recent article on Learning Environments that explains how systems are now being built around Single Sign-on Portals, Wikis, Blogs and Data Warehouses
•    Questionmark Live – Story Behind the Story
•    Assessments Fundamentals with articles on Fidelity of an Assessment, Blooms Taxonomy, Item Analysis,   Types Of Assessments (Formative, Diagnostic, Summative, and Surveys), and many more.
•    A couple of YouTube videos, one titled Assessment as they relate to Learning Professionals
•    My Favorite Books , which relate to mostly to best practices in management and assessments. I’ll be posting more as I get time.

I look forward to meeting you out in the web 2.0 world!