Wiley Collaborates With Questionmark on Web-based Tests
New York, NY - August 25, 1998. Publishers John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced a strategic partnership with testing and assessment experts Questionmark Corporation. Questionmark will provide state-of-the-art software and services which Wiley will use to create online self-assessments for college and university students using many of its textbooks in a variety of disciplines.
Visitors to Wiley’s Internet site at http://www.wiley.com will be able to take Questionmark quizzes based on initially 15-20 of the company’s textbooks beginning in the fall of 1998. The quizzes will be created by Wiley using Questionmark Perception software, which offers instant feedback to quiz respondents. Students will be able to log on from anywhere in the world to answer questions based on the material in Wiley textbooks.
"The Questionmark system will provide immense additional value to students who use Wiley texts," explained Bonnie Lieberman, Wiley’s Senior Vice President and General Manager-College "This partnership offers us a unique opportunity to advance our core mission of helping teachers teach and students learn."
"We are loyal to our academic customer base and are very happy to be associated with Wiley," said Questionmark Corporation President Eric Shepherd. "Wiley’s ready-made test content in Questionmark format will give colleges and universities an easy way to get a taste of Web-based assessment. We think they will find this to be an extremely powerful tool for motivating students to learn."
The Questionmark Perception software has an authoring wizard that leads content authors through the creation of text, selection, numeric entry, explanation, multiple choices, and multiple response questions. More advanced authors can utilize the software’s writing and editing functions to create their own question types.
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Perception is used for formal tests as well as self-assessments, quizzes, and surveys. It offers the highest levels of security possible for delivering tests via a Web browser. A special security agent can prevent anyone from taking a test unless they are authorized and scheduled. Once tests are completed, the system analyzes the results and produces reports.
Questionmark was founded in 1988 and was one of the first software companies to provide an authoring framework to create tests and assessments to run on personal computers. Today, the company offers a full range of software for the testing and assessment marketplace spanning Windows 3.X. DOS, Macintosh, and Web environments. Businesses, governments, and universities in more than 40 countries use Questionmark software. For more information visit http://www.questionmark.com or call (800) 863-3950.
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is an independent, global publishing company specializing in textbooks and educational materials for colleges and universities, professional and consumer books and subscription services, as well as scientific and technical books and journals. Wiley has publishing, marketing, and distribution centers located in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Wiley’s Internet site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com.