With mobile devices such as smart phones and the Apple® iPad™ in the hands of so many Internet users, it makes sense to deliver mobile surveys, quizzes and other assessments. This is a practical way to give learners retrieval practice, gather their opinions or test their knowledge while they are away from their desks or laptops. Our free Web seminar, Creating Assessments for Mobile Delivery, is a good place to start figuring out how mobile assessments might work for your organization.
Here’s what you will learn about in this one-hour session:
- using mobile delivery on its own or as part of a blended delivery strategy
- key applications for mobile assessments, including surveys, quick quizzes, observational assessments and mobile testing “centers”
- how these assessments work on Apple, Android and other mobile devices
- considerations for delivering online content to a small screen
This seminar is scheduled for 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday April 27. You can click here for details and registration.
Posted By Sarah Elkins
The University of Bradford has recently developed an innovative e-assessment facility, using cutting-edge thin client technology to provide a 100-seat room dedicated primarily to summative assessment. The room provides enhanced security features for online assessment and has been used for the first time in 2009 with considerable success. The room’s flexible design maximises its usage by allowing for formative testing, diagnostic testing and general teaching.
John Dermo is the e-Assessment Advisor at the University of Bradford. In this podcast he explains the technology behind this unique setup and talks about the benefits and challenges in using this room. John Dermo will also be presenting a session at the 2009 European Users Conference, where he will go into more detail about the project.
Posted by Joan Phaup
Indeed, that is the question!
Your decisions about assessment security need to start with the stakes! This “assessment pyramid” in our white paper, Delivering Assessments Safely and Securely, helps put various types of assessments in perspective to help you make solid decisions about delivery and security requirements.
The paper describes various types of assessments and explains numerous delivery options so that you can select appropriate methods for deploying each type of assessment safely, securely, and cost effectively. It is designed to help you avoid over-engineering low-stakes assessments (which brings unnecessary costs and wastes time) or under-engineering high-stakes assessments (which can undermine an assessment’s face validity, not to mention people’s confidence in a testing program.)
We recently updated this paper to help organizations address security issues related to current technology. It also includes pointers on protecting intellectual property, discouraging cheating, and using assessment technologies to provide different levels of security. So feel free to download the paper and put these ideas into practice!
Posted by Julie Chazyn
We have just updated our white paper on Delivering Assessments Safely and Securely, which helps people choose security measures that match up with the types of assessments they’re delivering – from low stakes to high stakes.
This new paper takes into account changes in technologies and standards that have taken place in the last few years—as well as new testing environments and methods. We’ve also added some tips to help prevent cheating.
You can download the paper here.