Sneak Peek: Conference Agenda & Special Workshop in Santa Fe

Posted by Julie Delazyn

Certified Performance Technologist Jim Parry

Questionmark Conference 2017 is the place to be for vital info and training on the latest assessment technologies and best practices. This event will give you the tools you need to take your assessments to the next level and harness the power of your results.

Register by February 22 — your final chance to save for early-bird discounts.

This year, we’re offering a special pre-conference session. Advanced Test Item Writing Workshop – Learn how to test more than just knowledge. Join Certified Performance Technologist Jim Parry – an expert user of Questionmark technologies – in this fast paced, high-powered workshop.

What’s on the agenda? Here’s a sneak-peek of what you can expect in Santa Fe March 21-24:

  • Explore the Advanced Editor in Next Gen Authoring
  • Avionics: A hands-on, performance-based certification using Questionmark at SpaceTEC
  • Certifying Services-Oriented Associates at PetSmart
  • Setting a Fair, Defensible Cut (Passing) Scores
  • Staying Ahead of Evolving Security Threats

A sneak peek at the conference agenda

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Do you want to be part of the most important learning event of the year? Come to the Questionmark Users Conference in Napa Valley March 10 – 13!

Here are some great reasons to be there:

  • Protect your assessment data: Stop cheaters, hackers and attackers
  • Examine the tools and techniques essential for trustable assessment results
  • Create better assessments: measure knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Use assessments to gather business intelligence
  • Understand the technologies that support sound assessment practices
  • Explore the latest Questionmark authoring, delivery and reporting feature

Register by January 29 for this essential professional development event and save $100.

We are thrilled by the rich content that will be offered at the conference and wanted to give you a sneak-peek at what you’ll have access to in Napa.

Here’s the current line-up of breakout sessions:

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Customer Stories

  • Using Questionmark to Conduct Performance Based Certifications
  • Transitioning 70 Years of High Stakes Testing to Questionmark
  • Writing Performance-Based Test Items
  • Deploying Questionmark Perception in a Heavily Firewalled Load-Balanced Environment
  • Building a Better Report with OData
  • Using Questionmark to Develop an Innovative Personnel Selection Tool
  • Questionmark AICC Integration with SuccessFactorscollage

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Best Practices

  • Introduction to Item Development in Large-Scale Test Development
  • Making the Case for Trustable Assessment Results in your Organization
  • Questionmark Customer Portals: Deploying Questionmark to work for your Business
  • Twenty Testing Tips: Good practice in using assessments
  • Hackers, Attackers and Your Assessments: Protecting your assessment data with penetration testing
  • Last Mile of Delivery: Ensuring the security of your assessments

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Questionmark Features & Functions

  • Assessment Authoring
  • Integrating with Key Technologies to Maximize Your Assessments and Results
  • Overview of Setting Performance Standards: Making the cognitive leap from scores to interpretations
  • BYOL: Item and Topic Authoring
  • Successfully Deploying Questionmark Perception
  • Customizing the Participant Interface

There will be so much to learn during our three days together. Other activities will include evening events in California’s wine country! We look forward to seeing you there.

Register for the conference by January 29th to save $100

Coming soon to South Africa: A full conference programme by and for Questionmark users!

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Questionmark users gathering in Midrand, South Africa 21-22 August have a variety of sessions to look forward to. The programme for the South African Questionmark Users Conference is almost finalised and now includes a range of customer case studies as well as sessions about Questionmark features and functions.

We’re especially pleased to have Jim Farrell, who leads Questionmark’s product management
team, on board as a presenter. Jim has more than 20 years’ experience in the world of education and assessments and will share some of the latest
developments in Questionmark’s browser-based authoring tool and cover the newest Reporting and Analytics features.

This event is for Questionmark customers as well as individuals interested in learning more about Questionmark’s technologies.

Why attend? Here are some excellent reasons:

  • Write better assessments: Questionmark experts will share advice about effective assessment authoring
  • Learn from your peers through case studies: discover strategies that have helped other users to save time and money and compare your organisation’s practices to theirs
  • Influence the product roadmap: explain to Questionmark’s product managers what you need from your assessment software
  • Get face time: there is no substitute for face-to-face meetings with people who understand the opportunities and challenges in your work
  • Professional development opportunity: take advantage of this opportunity close to home

If you’ve already made plans to be there, we’re looking forward to seeing you! For those who haven’t signed up, we hope you will register and join us!

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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:

 

 

German Symposium Announced for April 29, 2010

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Posted By Sarah Elkins

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a one-day symposium in Berlin, Germany this April, which will provide the opportunity for our German Users to gather and learn about the latest developments from Questionmark and best practices in online assessment management. This year’s event will highlight the new features available in Questionmark Perception version 5, as well as providing technical training and case studies from experienced Questionmark Users. Questionmark Symposia are also a great opportunity to network and learn from other users and speak directly with Questionmark senior management. If you’d like to attend, make sure you sign up today and take advantage of the early-bird discounts!

http://www.questionmark.com/deu/seminars/symposium.aspx 2009 German Symposium

The symposium is one of many Questionmark user events that take place around the world each year. As I write, many Questionmark Users are preparing to gather in Miami, Florida, for the three-day Questionmark Users  Conference. Online registration for the conference, which includes case studies, technical training, sessions on best practices, peer discussions and many other learning activities, ends on March 9th.

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: