Summer webinars — including tips on better test planning and delivery

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Students (and teachers) may be clicking their heels about summer vacation, but the joy of learning continues year-round for us!

Helping our customers understand how to use assessments effectively is as important to us as providing good testing and assessment technologies — we ‘re keeping our web seminars going strong during the summer months.

Here’s the current line-up:

Questionmark Customers Online: Using Questionmark and SAP for Effective Learning and Compliance — June 20 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time:

Learn about the use of Questionmark and SAP for a wide array of learning and compliance needs, including safety training, certifications and regulatory compliance testing. This presentation by Kati Sulzberger of BNSF Railway also describes how Questionmark helped the company meet some unique test delivery requirements.

Five Steps to Better Tests: Best Practices for Design and Delivery — July 18 at noon Eastern Time:

Get practical tips for planning tests, creating items, and building, delivering and evaluating tests that yield actionable, meaningful results. Questionmark Product Owner Doug Peterson, who will present this webinar, previously spent more than 12 years in workforce development.  During that time, Doug created training materials, taught in the classroom and over the Web, and created many online surveys, quizzes and tests.

Questionmark Customers Online: Achieving a Better Assessment-Development Process — August 22 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time:

Need a better assessment building process? Find out how enterprise architecture principles can help you and your team work more efficiently.  Tom Metzler,  Knowledge Assessment Administrator at TIBCO Software, Inc.,  will explain how the company’s certification team uses well-established software architecture principles to continually improve the efficiency of its assessment development process. Find out how using systematic processes and thorough documentation result in better information for subject matter experts, time-savings and higher-quality assessments.

Introduction to Questionmark’s Assessment Management System — Choose from a variety of dates and times

This primer  explains and demonstrates key features and functions available in Questionmark OnDemand and Questionmark Perception. Spend  an hour with a Questionmark expert learning the basics of authoring, delivering and reporting on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams.

Click here for more details and free online registration.

Gear up for mobile assessment delivery with this webinar

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Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets offer a convenient and inexpensive way to deliver surveys and quizzes to learners anywhere, anytime.

If you would like to learn more about this cost-effective and flexible way to provide assessments for people on the move, join us for a free, one-hour Web seminar at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, December 13: Creating Assessments for Mobile Delivery.

Find out how mobile delivery can be used on its own or as part of a blended delivery strategy to give learners retrieval practice, gather their opinions or test their knowledge and skills. And see how a single assessment can be delivered to many different types of devices, with all the results processed centrally.

This webinar offer answers to these and many other questions:

  • How can you create assessments that work well on small screens?
  • What are the most appropriate uses for such assessments?
  • What should you take into consideration when creating assessments for mobile delivery?
  • How QR codes impact assessment response rates?

Click here for complete webinar details and online registration.



UK Webinar: Learn the basics of mobile assessment delivery

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The growing use of mobile devices is rapidly changing the way we carry out daily tasks.

At the end of 2011, there were 6 billion mobile phone subscriptions, which is equivalent to 87 % of the world population. Still more remarkable is the increasing growth in the use of smart phones! In 2011, 491 million were sold which is a 61% rise from the previous year. These numbers continue to grow and it’s predicted that 686 million smartphones will be sold in 2012. Tablets are hugely popular, too.

But how does this affect the learning industry? It means the ability to reach millions of people anywhere and at any time. Mobile delivery enables new possibilities in the way we test — and creating assessments, quizzes and surveys for mobile delivery is the key to reaching people on the go.

We will host a complimentary one-hour web seminar, ‘Creating Assessments for Mobile Delivery’ here in the UK on Wednesday 27th June 2012 at 11:00AM (GMT /London Time). Please join us to learn about this delivery option and to get a basic understanding of using Questionmark technologies for mobile assessments.

Register now for this Webinar!

Alignment, Impact and Measurement With the A-model

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Many posts in this blog have emphasized the importance of aligning learning and assessment with an organization’s strategic goals.

The A-model

Now we’re very pleased to announce a new white paper that sets forth a powerful yet flexible framework that offers a goal-oriented approach to assessment and evaluation: the A-model. Developed by measurement and evaluation specialist and Ametrico founder Dr. Bruce C. Aaron,  this new model provides a sequence of activities that ensure a linkage between goals, solutions and assessment, so that organizations can trace the progress from analysis and design to measurement and evaluation.

Dr. Bruce C. Aaron

Questionmark commissioned Bruce to write this white paper, which you are invited to download free of charge from our website. The paper describes a framework for helping individuals and organizations clarify the goals, objectives and human performance issues of their work. It explains how to design systematic assessment systems to evaluate progress in a way that you can tailor to the specific needs of your organization.

Bruce developed the A-model as a practical structure for accountability and a comprehensive system for planning and measurement — an important development considering the high demand for return on investment in HRD programs. He’ll present a free one-hour web seminar about the A-model at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, October 20.

Sign up for the web seminar and learn about:

  • Putting together a customized assessment and evaluation system to meet the needs of your organization.
  • Developing metrics and accountability plans during the analysis and design of solutions.
  • Continually assessing the value of initiatives to improve human performance and quality.
  • Using the A-model to align your organization’s strategy, work, and accountability.

Web Seminars: Questionmark Basics, Perception v5, Mobile Delivery & More

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One of the easiest ways to learn about different aspects of using Questionmark Perception is to spend an hour with us on a free Web seminar. We have a variety of sessions planned for spring and summer in the U.S. and the U.K. Here’s what’s currently on offer:

A Perception Orientation Webinar – Learn the basics of authoring, delivering and reporting on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams.

  • UK sessions at 10 a.m. BST (British Summer Time)  May 6, 13, 18 and 27
  • US sessions at 3 p.m. April 26, 11 a.m.  May 3 and 3 p.m. May 10 (all Eastern Daylight Time)

Creating Assessments for Mobile Delivery – Learn how to deliver a single assessment to Apple, Android and other mobile devices. See how mobile delivery can be used on its own or as part of a blended delivery strategy. Discover some key applications for mobile assessments, including surveys, quick quizzes, observational assessments and mobile testing “centers” and identify considerations for delivering online content to a small screen.

  • Scheduled for 3 p.m. Eastern Time  April 27

What’s New in Questionmark Perception Version 5? – Get an overview and demonstration of Perception’s latest features, ideal for  current Questionmark users preparing to upgrade or for anyone who wants to learn about what’s new.

  • Scheduled for 3 p.m. Eastern Time May 4

Questionmark Customers Online – Hear case study presentations by Questionmark Perception users.

  • Dynamically Generating Certificates from an Assessment at 3 p.m. Eastern Time May 18
  • Applying Diagnostic Assessments in a Virtual Corporate University at 1 p.m. Eastern Time June 28

Once you’ve chosen which session(s) you’d like to attend, just click on registration to sign up. We look forward to having you with us.

Get up to speed with what’s new in Questionmark Perception version 5

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Would you like to get up to date with the most recent version of Questionmark Perception? Then sign up for our next hour-long web seminar explaining mobile delivery tools and other features in version 5, at  3 p.m. Eastern Time this Wednesday, December 15th.

Here are some of the subjects we’ll cover, along with participants’ questions:

  • Delivery platform
  • Participant experience
  • Deployment options
  • Enhanced security
  • Scalability
  • Auto-sensing and auto-sizing for mobile delivery
  • Translation management
  • Migration from version 4 to version 5
  • Support and self-help resources

Click here to register for the “What’s New” session. If Questionmark is completely new to you, we recommend signing up for an Orientation Webinar for an overview of authoring, scheduling, delivering and reporting about assessments.