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:

 

 

Online Registration for Questionmark Conference Ends March 9th

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Posted by Joan Phaup

Nine is today’s magic number — the 9th of March, that is: the last day to register online for the Questionmark Users Conference March 14 – 17th in Miami.

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Here are a few more significant numbers for you as we count down to March 14th:

Customers at past Questionmark Users Conferences

Learn. Share. Empower.

  • 11 Customer Case Studies including two about integrations of Questionmark Perception with SAP
  • 8 Tech Training presentations including Planning Your Migration from Perception v4 to v5
  • 6 Tech Central sessions where Perception users meet one-on-one with a Questionmark Technician and get their questions answered
  • 6  Product Central sessions, including focus groups run by Questionmark product managers seeking customers’ views on potential new features
  • 6 Best Practices presentations including one on Item and Test Analysis Analytics
  • 3 Peer Discussions including one on Security Strategies for High-stakes Tests
  • 3 Drop-in Demos featuring Questionmark Live, new features in Perception version 5, mobile delivery and more
  • 3 exciting Evening Events, including a dinner cruise with drinks, dinner and networking opportunities
  • 2 General Sessions where Questionmark Customers learn about new and future technologies
  • 1 Keynote by Dr. David Metcalf of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training about Assessments on the Move: Mobility, Mashups and More

If you’re still wondering whether to attend or not, check out what participants in last year’s conference have to say in this video!

Early-birds: Register for the Questionmark 2010 Users Conference by Friday!

 

Posted by Joan Phaup

We’re fast approaching the first early-bird deadline for the Questionmark 2010 Users Conference. RLB_3816

If you register by this Friday, December 4th, you will save $200 off the full registration fee.  The conference program is taking shape, so check out some  session titles on the schedule-at-a-glance.

Case study topics include Integrating Perception and SAP, Using Flash and Captivate with Perception, and  Distributing the Workload and Increasing Accessibility with Questionmark Live. You will also see some Best Practice and Tech Traning topics listed. There are more to come, so keep checking the site.

The  Conference offers great opportunities for technical training on Questionmark Perception as  well as instruction on how to write better assessments. Delegates will see the latest Questionmark product developments and will influence what happens next. Meeting other Perception Users and learning from their experiences is another major plus of attending the  Conference. There’s really no better place to RLB_4087immerse yourself in learning how to get the most from your assessments.

If you missed our podcast with keynote speaker Dr. David Metcalf, click here and spend a few minutes listening to our conversation about the future of assessment.

….and remember to register! We look forward to seeing you in Miami March 14 – 17, 2010!

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:

Questionmark 2010 Users Conference Keynote: Dr. David Metcalf

Joan PhaupPosted by Joan Phaup

We are looking forward eagerly to the Questionmark 2010 Users Conference set for March 14 – 17 in Miami. One of the many conference highlights will be a keynote by Dr. David Metcalf, a senior DavidMetcalf06researcher at the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training. David, who is also an online faculty member at Walden University, explores leading edge innovations in learning and has authored several recent works including mLearning: Mobile Learning and Performance. His keynote address about Assessments on the Move: Mobility, Mashups and More will examine key trends, design techniques, and technologies that are emerging to meet the assessment challenges and changes of today and tomorrow.

Questionmark customers will play important roles in the conference program, too! So now’s the time to answer our call for proposals for case studies and peer discussions. Conference details and registration (special early-bird rate available until December 4th) are available at http://www.questionmark.com/go/conference.