QTI m-Player: question and testing interoperability (QTI) player for mobile devices
Selected businesses and registered training organisations (RTOs) around Australia will be the first in the world to use mobile learning in a secure environment. The Question and Testing Interoperability (QTI) Mobile Player (m-Player) project will provide acceptance testing and proof of product for a mobile application - QTI m-Player. It will allow the vocational education and training (VET) system to create assessing instruments for teachers and trainers to test students anywhere and anytime using mobile devices.
The QTI m-Player will initially operate on any handheld device with Windows mobile software which has access to the Internet, but learners do not have to be online when completing their assessment.
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This project will be of interest to:
- businesses and enterprises looking for solutions to secure workplace assessment
- public and private RTOs
- e-business solution developers for education and training
- information technology (IT) support staff.
A number of video/audio clips are provided which overview the project concept and developments.
TAFE Tasmania in conjunction with public and private partners from across Australia, has made significant progress in the project to deploy an assessment application able to access, read, play, complete, record and synchronise outcomes reporting for IMS Global Consortium QTI 2.0 (question and testing interoperability) compliant assessment tools.
The research completed in the final half of the project will produce user satisfaction surveys, case studies, and an independent evaluation that will collectively:
- Gain insights into individual acceptance of both the technology and the practices;
- Compare and contrast quantitatively feedback from different stakeholders in different locations;
- Obtaining factual information and comments from participants;
- Prioritise different issues and details uncovered by the field trials;
- Learn from the ways users experience mobile assessment practices
- Revise technology and processes to meet the needs and expectations of the people who use them
- Augment case studies and verbal feedback on how new practices are being performed and performing
- Provide baseline data for a representative sample.
On completion the project team will provide:
- The QTImPlayer® and user guide ready for download and use
- Samples of QTI version 2 instruments
- Case studies
- Methodologies and workflows (especially relating to creating assessment objects and conversion of legacy assessments to QTI 2.0)
- All research, reports and evaluation materials produced
Above: Project team members LtoR
Dr Marcus Bowles - Co-Project Manager
Marcus Ragus - Co-Project Manager and lead consultant
TAFE Tasmania and The Institute for Working Futures Pty Ltd Tasmania. Project trials will be undertaken in a number of industries and workplace settings.
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(08) 9229 5331 or 0418 951 601.