QTI Update IMS November 2006

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Presentation used for the QTI Update during the IMS Quarterly Meetings in Heerlen, November 2006

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QTI Update IMS November 2006

  1. 1. QTI 2.1 Overview Pierre Gorissen, SURF SiX / Fontys University of Applied Science [email_address]
  2. 2. What is QTI? <ul><li>Question and Test Interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>An specification from the IMS GLC </li></ul><ul><li>A file format for questions and tests </li></ul><ul><li>A file format for reporting results </li></ul><ul><li>A runtime model for questions and tests (not bound to a particular technology) </li></ul>
  3. 3. QTI 2.1
  4. 4. Item Lifecycle
  5. 5. QTI timeline <ul><li>Conceived in 1999, v1.0 released in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Updated in 2001 (v1.1) and 2002 (v1.2) to improve and extend the model </li></ul><ul><li>By 2003 it was clear that a major revision was necessary, a quick fix (1.2.1) was followed by a complete rewrite </li></ul><ul><li>QTI v2.0 was published February 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>QTI v2.1 (PD2) published June 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>QTI v2.1 (Final) expected (early?) 2007 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Changes <ul><li>Re-alignment with other IMS specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in the Item Content model </li></ul><ul><li>Changes on Assessment level </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation related changes </li></ul>
  7. 7. Re-alignment with other IMS specifications <ul><li>IMS Contentpackaging Specification </li></ul><ul><li>IMS Learning Resource Meta-data Specification </li></ul><ul><li>IMS Learning Design Specification </li></ul>
  8. 8. Changes in the Item Content model <ul><li>XHTML </li></ul><ul><li>MathML </li></ul><ul><li>Xinclude </li></ul><ul><li>Interactions </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive items </li></ul><ul><li>Item templates </li></ul><ul><li>Inline feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Number formatting </li></ul>
  9. 9. Changes on Assessment level <ul><li>Item reference </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-conditions and Branching </li></ul><ul><li>Summative and formative tests </li></ul><ul><li>Not just for “High Stakes Testing” !! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Implementation related changes <ul><li>Conformance model </li></ul><ul><li>Full validation of items and assessments possible </li></ul><ul><li>Response processing templates </li></ul><ul><li>Use of external response processing </li></ul><ul><li>QTI Lite </li></ul>
  11. 11. QTI 2.1 TBD <ul><li>Collect comments on Public Draft </li></ul><ul><li>Need for implementation(s) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>new IMS requirement! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>QTI 2.0 implementation demo available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://qtitools.caret.cam.ac.uk/qtiv2/examples/V2examples.html </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Further information: Pierre Gorissen – P.Gorissen@fontys.nl Steve Lay – swl10@cam.ac.uk http://qtitools.caret.cam.ac.uk/ http://www.imsglobal.org/question/

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