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Bonus Focus - March 2016 Issue

GxP Track: Bringing New Faces to the LTEN Annual Conference   

By John Clifton

If you’ve looked at this year’s 45th LTEN Annual Conference agenda, you may have been surprised to see a new training track designed for GxP, quality, R&D, medical affairs, regulatory and manufacturing trainers. That’s not the typical commercial-focused training session you’d expect at this conference, and it likely will attract a different type of trainer. You can help raise the bar, and the conversation, on life sciences training.


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Beyond Pass/Fail: Using Assessment Results to Improve Learning

By Steven Just, Ed.D.

Most of the tests we give in the life sciences are mastery exams. We set a passing score and treat the learners' outcomes as either pass or fail. If they pass, we say they have mastered the material. If they fail, we (typically) give them several more tries to pass. Ultimately our test results are binary: mastery or non-mastery. This is important, of course, but not terribly informative. But there is another reason to test, one I call “Active Assessment.” Active Assessment uses assessments as part of the learning process – and we have decades of research data to back up this approach.


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Gotta Tell You…Advice & Solutions from LTEN Members

The “Gotta Tell You…” column is a new editorial feature from LTEN, designed to give you a voice and platform to share your knowledge, your lessons learned and your thoughts on advice, solutions and pitfalls to avoid with life sciences training. Please share your thoughts for future articles by visiting



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