SAP to present their global certification program at London briefing

Chloe MendoncaPosted by Chloe Mendonca

A key to SAP’s success is ensuring that the professional learning path of skilled SAP practitioners is continually supported – thereby making qualified experts on their cloud solutions readily available to customers, partners and consultants.

In a world where current knowledge and skills are more important than ever, SAP needed a way to verify that their cloud consultants around the world were keeping their knowledge and skills up-to-date  with rapidly changing technology. A representative of the certification program at SAP comments:breakfast briefing

It became clear that a certification that lasted for two or three years didn’t cut it any longer – in all areas of the portfolio. Everything is evolving so quickly, and SAP has to always support current, validated knowledge.”

Best Practices from SAP

The move to the cloud required some fundamental changes to SAP’s existing certification program. What challenges did they face? What technologies are they using to ensure the security of the program? Join us on the 21st of October for a breakfast briefing in London, where Ralf Kirchgaessner, Manager of Global Certification at SAP, will discuss the answers to these questions. Ralf will tell how the SAP team planned for the program, explain its benefits and share lessons learned.

Click here to learn more and register for this complimentary breakfast briefing *Seats are limited

High-Stakes Assessments

The briefing will  include a best-practice seminar on the types of technologies and techniques to consider using as part of your assessment program to securely create, deliver and report on high-stakes tests around the world. It will highlight technologies such as online invigilation, secure browsers and item banking tools that alleviate the testing centre burden and allow organisations and test publishers to securely administer trustable tests and exams and protect valuable assessment content.

What’s a breakfast briefing?

You can expect a morning of networking, best practice tips and live demonstrations of the newest assessment technologies.The event will include a complimentary breakfast at 8:45 a.m. followed by presentations and discussions until about 12:30 p.m.

Who should attend?

These gatherings are ideal for people involved in certification, compliance and/or risk management, and learning and development.

When? Where?

Wednesday 21st October at Microsoft’s Office in London, Victoria — 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m

Click here to learn more and register to attend

Join us in London or Edinburgh for briefings on assessment security

Chloe MendoncaPosted by Chloe Mendonca

This June, we’re getting together with online invigilation leader ProctorU to deliver breakfast briefings in two UK cities.Proctor U

The briefings, to be held in London on 17th June and in Edinburgh on 18th June, will focus on innovative technologies that make it possible to deliver high-stakes tests using almost any webcam and computer, anywhere in the world .

Online courses help organisations increase accessibility to their programs, but until recently, when it came time for an exam, students had to travel to a test centre. Now, if you can study remotely, it’s equally feasible to you take exams remotely, too. Using online invigilators or proctors is a practical solution for institutions and organisations worldwide — a means of providing secure testing at a distance.

The sessions – co-presented by Questionmark and ProctorU, will explain the basics of online invigilation, discuss proven strategies for alleviating the testing centre burden and explore how the “last mile” of high-stakes test delivery can meet the goals and needs of all stakeholders.bb3

The breakfast briefings will include a complimentary breakfast at 8.45 a.m. followed by presentations and discussions until about 12:30 p.m.

These gatherings are ideal for educators, instructional designers and managers from academic institutions, businesses and other organisations.

The sessions offer an excellent way to learn about the newest online assessment technologies and services. They’re also a great opportunity to meet other assessment professionals in your area.

If you’re new to online assessment or online invigilation, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Keep pace with assessment news and trends at European learning events

Chloe MendoncaPosted by Chloe Mendonca

bb2We 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.

bb1Events 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.


Join us for best practice guidance on compliance at Questionmark’s London Briefing

Chloe MendoncaPosted by Chloe Mendonca

I’m pleased to announce an excellent learning and networking opportunity for anyone interested in regulatory compliance.

A Questionmark Briefing on Tuesday 18 June will focus on the role of assessments in regulatory compliance and in mitigating risk within many different types of organisations.

Hosted by Questionmark Partner Microsoft in the centre of London, this early-morning event is a great way to kick-start the day — and be back in the office before lunchtime.

Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m., with a chance to network with fellow guests, followed by interactive sessions beginning at 9:30 a.m. Participants will see the many ways in which online assessments can help organizations mitigate the risk of non-compliance.

We expect visitors from a range of backgrounds including the oil and gas industry, financial, governmental, higher education and other fields.

If you’re new to online assessment or are thinking of implementing it within your organisation, this is a great opportunity to see our technologies in action and speak with Questionmark experts about potential applications for online surveys, quizzes, tests and exams.

Visit our website now to register your attendance – Space is limited!

Look out for further news about this event in the coming weeks.

Focusing on compliance at October Questionmark Briefing in Europe

Posted by Chloe Mendonca

Our next European Breakfast Briefing will focus on role of assessments in regulatory compliance and mitigating risks.

The briefing, to be presented by Questionmark and Stoas Learning, will take place the morning of Tuesday, 9 October, in Utrecht, Netherlands.

It will concentrate on these topics:

  • Using assessments to identify knowledge gaps
  • How to determine if employees understand laws and regulations
  • Using mobile smartphones and tablets for mobile assessments
  • Supporting assessments in multiple languages
  • Observational assessments
  • Embedding assessments in wikis, portals and blogs
  • Examples from financial services organizations that use assessments to mitigate risk and document compliance

This briefing will of particular interest to people involved in compliance and/or risk management, learning and development, and human resources.

Join us for breakfast and a morning of learning and networking. You will find details and free registration here.

Focus on compliance at London Breakfast Briefing

Posted by Chloe Mendonca

Earlier this week, Questionmark held a Breakfast Briefing at Microsoft’s London office. Questionmark users and other assessment professionals got together to learn about the latest assessment technologies and discuss the various benefits and applications of online assessment.

There were some thought-provoking questions and answers, particularly about how to create tests for compliance. The demonstration of our Questionmark Live browser-based authoring tool was another key feature of the seminar.

We also learned how one financial services organization has built up its use of Questionmark for online assessments during the last seven years and now deploys them globally in more than 80 countries. It was fantastic to see so many people together and learn how they use and plan to implement assessments in the future.

If you missed the briefing, check out the SlideShare presentation below.