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The Science and Practice of Modern Learning and Assessment

 

The Science and Practice of Modern Learning and Assessment


Upcoming Full-Day Workshops 


The world of learning is changing rapidly. Recent advances in cognitive science and mobile technology have revolutionized how we think about training and assessment. We are supplementing and, in some cases, replacing, large, structured training events with new learning strategies.

Learning is moving beyond the classroom onto phones and tablets. Learning events are being transformed into sustainable learning processes. Questioning and assessments, once thought of as only a way to certify knowledge, are now seen as important parts of an adaptive learning strategy.

Are you interested in transforming your training programs using the techniques of modern learning and assessment? Taking an evidence-based approach, this workshop covers best practices in the use of microlearning, gamification, mobile learning, video, podcasts, confidence-based testing, adaptive learning, learning personalization, and more.

The morning session will primarily focus on Learning. Topics to be discussed include the research evidence for and best practices in the use of:

  • Review and reinforcement using adaptive questioning
  • Gamification
  • Microlearning
  • Learning subscriptions
  • Assessments for learning
  • Adaptive learning
  • Confidence-based testing
  • Personalization
  • Curated catalogs
  • Virtual reality

The afternoon session will primarily focus on Assessments of Learning.

Certification/mastery testing is a requirement for most life science training programs. We must prove that our employees are properly trained and have mastered the required material. But many of the testing strategies used by life science companies are not valid and would not stand up to scrutiny if challenged.

This workshop will cover the essentials of what is required to create fair, valid and reliable exams:

  • What is reliability and validity?
  • How are reliability and validity related?
  • How do you ensure that your tests are fair?
  • Rules for writing valid questions
  • How do you set valid and defensible passing scores?
  • Using item analysis to improve your questions and exams

Learning Objectives

The Science of Modern Learning:
  • The Neuroscience of Learning
  • Understand the Role of Memory and How It Affects Training Delivery
  • Explore the Role of Cognitive Psychology in Training
  • Learn How Microlearning, Gamification and Adaptative Learning Will Improve Your Training Programs

The Science of Assessments:
  • Basic Testing Concepts
  • Creating Valid Assessments & Questions
  • Setting Passing Scores
  • Using Assessments to Improve Learning
  • Assessment Strategy
  • Reporting

Target Audience

All Learning Professionals who:

  •  want to extend their training beyond the classroom
  •  are interested in cutting through the hype and discovering what the research says actually works
  • want to create assessments that can stand up to professional scrutiny
  • want to be able to make the case for modern learning within their organizations

When you leave the class, you’ll be able to improve your training programs using:

  • Adaptive Learning
  • Adaptive Questioning
  • Confidence-based Testing
  • Microlearning
  • Neuroscience
  • Personalized Learning
  • Valid Assessments

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.

Registration

Upcoming Workshops • Now, a full day workshop!

Member Pricing: $699

Non-Member Pricing: $898 (Includes 1-year membership to LTEN)


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