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LTEN Science and Practice of Modern Learning

Understand the Process of Learning & Remembering

LTEN Science and Practice of Modern Learning Workshop

2019 Workshops to be announced


Take the LTEN Science and Practice of Modern Learning workshop in the morning and LTEN Science and Practice of Testing workshop in afternoon and SAVE. 

The world of learning is changing rapidly. Recent advances in cognitive science and mobile technology have revolutionized how we think about training. We are supplementing and, in some cases replacing, large, structured training events with new learning strategies. Learning on phones and tablets has become more commonplace than learning on computers. We are creating a new era of modern learning for the modern learner.

This workshop will review the modern learning movement and explain how we now understand the processes of learning and remembering. It will promote an evidence-based approach to what works in training and learning, noting that some modern learning strategies have a stronger research basis than others. It will provide you with the research evidence to make the case to introduce modern learning strategies into your organization. Based on this understanding of the research the workshop will provide practical examples of modern learning strategies.

The workshop will present examples and best practices for the use of:

  • Review and reinforcement
  • Adaptive questioning
  • Gamification
  • Microlearning
  • Learning subscriptions
  • Innovative assessments

And finally, there is often still a need for traditional structured courses. The workshop will provide a model for reconciling the modern and the traditional approaches to training.

At the completion of this workshop participants will be able to create a modern learning strategy that:

  • Measurably improves the performance of their company’s teams.
  •  Increases the retention of scientifically complex subjects
  • Enhances pull-through
  • Meets the learning needs of both new employees and experienced senior employees 

Workshop Topics 


  • Workshop goals
  • What is learning?
  • The convergence of modern learning, technology and business


  • The three parts of memory
    • Sensory memory
    • Working memory
    • Long-term memory
      • Declarative memory
      • Procedural memory
  • Working memory and cognitive load theory
    • The limits of working memory
    • Miller’s Magic Number
  • Long-term memory
    • How are long-term memories formed?
    • Memory consolidation
    • Activating prior knowledge


  • The cognitive definition of learning
  • The importance of schema
  • Explicit vs. tacit knowledge


  • The testing effect
  • The spacing effect
  • The tutoring effect
  • Spaced repetition
  • Primacy and recency
  • Worked examples
  • Storytelling
  • Deliberate practice
  • Working within the limitations of attention span
  • Blocking and interleaving
  • Subscription learning
  • “Working out loud”


  • The critical importance of mobile devices
  • Learning design vs. instructional design
  • Review and Reinforcement with adaptive questioning
  • Gamification
  • Microlearning
  • Learning Subscriptions
  • Assessments for learning
  • Priming exams
  • Cumulative exams
  • Coaching/Social learning
  • Integrating learning into work


  • How do we reconcile the two?


  •  Final questions and discussion

Course Facilitator

About Princeton Metrics

Princeton Metrics was founded by Steven Just Ed.D. to provide learning and assessment expertise to corporate enterprises. Princeton Metrics offers workshops and consulting services that help companies create learning and assessment strategies, deliver reliable and valid exams, improve training programs and maximize employee job performance.

Dr. Just has spent many years researching, synthesizing and applying learning theory and assessment strategy to the corporate enterprise. He works with companies to ensure that they are incorporating best practices into their training programs. Because he has spent 25 years leading a major assessment company, has been Vice President of a major talent management company and has worked with many large, global training departments he has deep practical expertise (what really works vs. what theoretically works) to bring to his clients.

About Steven Just

Steven Just was previously the founder and CEO of Pedagogue Solutions. The Pedagogue Assessment Management System is by far the most widely used assessment system in the life science industry. In 2011, after 25 years of growing Pedagogue into the industry leader, Dr. Just sold Pedagogue to Saba, where he became the Vice President of Assessment Strategy, helping to unify Pedagogue into the Saba Talent Management system.

Dr. Just has a master’s degree in computer science, a doctorate in educational psychology and over 25 years’ experience working with the world’s leading life science companies. He has taught hundreds of workshops, validated tens of thousands of test questions, created learning and assessment strategies for more than a dozen life science companies and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences.


Half-Day Morning Workshop

  • To be announced
Member Pricing: $399
Non-Member Pricing: $598 (Includes 1-year membership to LTEN)


Take the LTEN Science and Practice of Modern Learning workshop in the morning and LTEN Science and Practice of Testing workshop in afternoon and SAVE. Pay only $699 for both (member rate; $898 for non-members).

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