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.

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.