A non-profit organization looks to collect and analyze data from a variety of conference activities. All organizations that host conferences look to gather feedback from members and attendees in order to improve future conferences. Session and other conference evaluations provide direct feedback on how speakers, topics and general conference items are performing.
The Remark Office OMR software was used to collect and analyze data from the conference evaluation forms distributed during the annual conference. The conference has four categorized types of sessions; one evaluation form was created for each of the four types. The evaluation forms are designed to ask participants about their experience in the various sessions to gauge their overall experience and essentially gather feedback about the sessions.
During the conference there were a total of about 4,700 evaluation forms from all four sessions. Of the four types of distributed evaluation forms, the con-current session evaluation forms were the group that returned the most forms. There were about 3,800 con-current session evaluation forms that were returned. The con-current sessions are highly attended because the sessions come as part of the registration fee where someone who registers to attend the conference can go to an unlimited number of con-current sessions.
With all the collected evaluation forms separated into folders, the organization needed a way to pull the information from the hard-copy forms into a format where reports can be generated and the collected data can be analyzed.
The Remark Office OMR software played an enormous role in the collection and analysis of the conference evaluation forms. With no prior experience using the Remark Office OMR software, our user was able to quickly operate the software to get the conference evaluation forms processed. The software allowed her to scan the evaluation forms into the software which saved a lot of data entry time and cut down on data entry errors. According to her, “Using the software minimized the number of opportunities to make mistakes.”
After scanning the conference evaluation forms into Remark Office OMR, the software’s built-in analysis program, Remark Quick Stats®, was used to generate three essential reports:
These reports were saved as PDFs and sent to the presenters so that they were able to see results plus comment areas. The results are also reviewed by the conference team to review the various workshops, presenters and content topics.
Our user mentioned that Remark Office OMR was instrumental to their evaluation process. She appreciated the product tutorials, how to videos and described the material as being very informational and detailed. She was impressed by the amazing product support and liked that they were highly accessible and responsive to her needs. Her favorite features are the automated reports, specifically the Question Mean Report, the software accuracy and recognition ability.
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