Pearson Education (www.pearsoned.com) and Respondus (www.respondus.com) have partnered to allow educators to develop online assessments. Respondus-formatted test questions will be available this fall for all Pearson Education Higher Education imprints. Adopters of select Pearson Education textbooks also will have access to Respondus-formatted test banks from www.respondus.com. Respondus 2.0 works to produce assessments that can be printed to paper or published directly to certain course management systems. Exams are created offline in a familiar Microsoft Windows environment, and existing exams can be converted from eight different formats, including word processing files.
This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2004 issue of THE Journal.