Isoph and Question mark Partner to Help Non-Profits Develop Course-Related Assessments

Joan Phaup

STAMFORD, CT – June 16, 2003 – Isoph Corporation, a leading developer of learning and collaboration technologies exclusively for the nonprofit community, and Question mark™, a leader in testing and assessment software, today announced a partnership that enables the seamless integration of the Isoph Blue Web-based collaboration and learning application with Question mark™ Perception™ testing and assessment software.

Isoph Blue, a scalable, flexible Web-based platform for managing collaboration and online learning, gives nonprofits the tools they need to build an online community, manage organizational learning and collaborate virtually. Isoph has seamlessly integrated Perception into the Isoph Blue application so that clients can create tests and quizzes using Question mark Perception, incorporate them into their courseware and use Isoph Blue's LMS capability to track and report the test results.

Perception helps users create and deliver tests, quizzes and surveys via the Internet or a company intranet. Users can author questions using wizards, and store them within the question/assessment database. Sophisticated reports provide trainers and managers with the statistics they need not only to record people’s knowledge, skills and attitudes but also to analyze the effectiveness of instruction and assessments.

“One component of Isoph Blue allows our clients to develop their own e-learning courses and then publish and deliver them to their staff and volunteers,” explained Isoph CEO Jeff Cobb. “Our partnership with Question mark gives our clients a tool for adding assessments and evaluations—something we regard as a critical piece of the learning process—to their courseware. They will also be able to use the Question mark application independent of Isoph Blue, to create internal assessments and gather the information they need.”

“This partnership makes it very easy to include assessments within the Isoph Blue platform,” added Question mark President Eric Shepherd. “With a single login, they can access both Isoph Blue and Perception, giving them a seamless connection between the two programs.”

About Isoph Corporation: Isoph’s innovative technology, Isoph Blue, enables the creation of Web communities driven by learning. Isoph Corporation’s expertise in instructional and graphic design, application development, and data integration helps mission-driven organizations achieve their fundamental goals. Complete details are available at 866.969.9260 or

About Questionmark:Founded in 1988, Questionmark has more than 1,600 customers worldwide. Question mark Perception software gives educators, trainers and managers the ability to create, administer and analyze tests and surveys over the Internet, corporate networks or individual PCs. Features for protecting data and tester privacy are automatically built in. Without programming skills, users can create virtually any kind of test or survey, with built- in wizards to incorporate sophisticated features such as up to 18 different question types, feedback based on response and flexible scoring. Tests can also include videos, graphics and other supporting media. Applications include diagnostic tests, skills assessments, course evaluations, partner and professional certifications and employee and customer surveys. Complete details can be found at

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