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:
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!
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.
The European Users Conference is less than one month away, and I’m pleased to announce that Tom King, Questionmark’s Interoperability Evangelist, and David Sloan from the University of Dundee will be leading the Tuesday morning General Session, focusing on E-Assessment and Interoperability, Standards and Accessibility.
Tom King is actively involved with many e-learning technology specification groups, and a regular contributor to this blog. Tom will provide an overview of the current status of major standards and the specification organisations behind them, and highlight some of the emerging needs and promising developments. David Sloan will give an overview of accessibility-related legislation, standards and best practice, and show how Questionmark can help support the creation of accessible assessments.
The conference is set to be an exciting two days for Perception Users with Best Practice sessions on the latest trends in assessment management, eight Case Study presentations, and some great Technical Training sessions. Make sure you check out the full conference agenda and if you haven’t already done so, register for the conference!