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Out with Paper Tests & In with Polling

Security company uses TurningPoint to add engagement to training and replace paper tests.

As a Training Specialist at Per Mar Security, Brad Stoefen oversees training for the entire company. After previous experiences with audience response systems, Stoefen knew the technology would be a great asset that he could incorporate into his programs for continuous improvement.

Discovering that TurningPoint had a direct integration with PowerPoint was one of the key features that allowed Stoefen to select the system. Shortly after acquiring the technology, Per Mar moved to a more paperless process with its filing system.  Stoefen saw the potential for TurningPoint to be used during annual training sessions to replace paper tests normally given at the conclusion of each class. The annual trainings, a series of three courses, cover such compliance topics as sexual harassment, hazardous communications and bloodborne pathogens.

TurningPoint was used to create quizzes in PowerPoint, collect responses, save quiz results in an electronic format and move data into an electronic file. The interactive response system has also seen great success in regional sales meetings for product knowledge checks. The technology is  incorporated into surveys given at the end of each training program, and across the board, results are positive and participants indicated the system made sessions engaging.