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    • 28 Feb 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • American Osteopathic Association (AOA) 142 E. Ontario St. Chicago, IL 60611-2864

    Chicago Feb Meeting

    Feb 28th, 9:00 am - 12:00

    Contextual Assessment: Games as evidence of competency

    Games place learners in contextual situations that require analysis and action to create control over random game factors. Join in a large group game and discussion of game mechanics that create randomness or control.  Learn from multiple case stories showing how games have been used to assess. Then, take the conversation deeper to consider how and when a game might be a performance-based assessment.  Discuss the challenges and limitations of assessing game play as comparable evidence of competency.

    Join the discussion of the growing demand for games as assessment methods and as alternatives to traditional multiple-choice exams.  Come discover the emerging world of assessments where games, gamification, simulations, augmented reality (A/R), virtual reality (V/R), and certifications are creating new assessment techniques.

    What will you learn?

    At the end of this session, you will be able to

    • Evaluate learning games for randomness, control, and fun
    • Assess the potential for a game, augmented reality, or virtual reality to be used as an assessment technique
    • Explain to key decision-makers the strengths and limitations of using games, A/R, V/R for evidence-based assessments


    Sharon L. Gander, M.Ed., CPT, CIDD, is an instructional designer and learning game developer who has worked across many industries. She has designed elearning solutions, serious learning games, blended learning, goal-based/problem-based learning solutions, as well as assessments for games and gamification. Sharon is a certification and badging expert. She is the Director of ID Certifications for The Institute for Performance Improvement and has written 2 chapters in Foundations of Digital Badges and Microcredentials.

    Judith Hale, Ph.D., CPT, CACP, CIDD, and ibstpi Fellow is one of the more prolific writers and well-known consultants in certification and credentialing. She has worked in the public and private sectors across all industries for more than 30 years. Judy is the author of the award-winning Performance-Based Certification, 2nd ED, the Performance Consultant’s Fieldbook 2nd ED, Performance-Based Evaluation, Performance-Based Management, and Outsourcing Training and Development.

    Dennis Glenn, MFA, consultants with corporations and educational organizations to design learning systems, curricula, business plans, and classrooms for synchronous and asynchronous learning environments. Glenn is drawn to this work following a distinctive career in professional photography and film. He closed Glenn Films, Inc. in 1993 in order to pursue teaching opportunities, which led to a position as Assistant Dean and Director of the Distributed Learning Center at Northwestern University’s School of Communication. Glenn’s research centered on learning styles and the development of interactive learning environments that individualize instruction over broadband networks.


    American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
    142 E. Ontario St.
    Chicago, IL 60611-2864

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    • 21 Mar 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • George Washington University FNGR 108 2201 G St NW Washington, DC 20052

    How the Shortage in Qualified Workers is Impacting Credentialing

    Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT 

    Speaker: Judith Hale, Ph.D., CPT, CACP, CIDD

    According to Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce, professional certifications are the second most common post-secondary award in the United States.  Over one million certifications are awarded each year.  One-third of certificate holders also have an associate, bachelor’s or graduate degree.  One driver is the reported shortage of skilled workers.  Corporations are responding to this shortage by certifying their employees, suppliers, and after-market partners as a way to recruit, develop, and identify qualified workers across their supply chain.  Trade associations are developing micro-credentials and certifications to provide career ladders to new recruits.  In the process corporations and trade associations are challenging certification industry accreditation standards, especially the separation of training and assessment. They are also experimenting with innovative assessment methods including performance-based and serious games.  Join our speaker to find out more and get examples of how credentials are being used to address a shortage in skilled workers.

    Speaker Biography:

    Judith Hale, Ph.D., CPT, CACP, CIDD is the author of nine books on measurement and performance improvement including the award winning Performance-Based Certification: How to Design a Valid, Cost-effective, and Defensible Program, published by Wiley.  She has been a consultant to management in the public and private sectors for more than 30 years specializing in credentialing programs for corporations and professional and trade associations.  Her clients’ credentials are used in more than 90 countries, are based on universal standards that transcend borders, comply with Plain Language and Global English Standards, are evidence-based, and demonstrate external integrity.  Her firm also offers two performance-based credentials, the Certified Assessment and Credentialing Professional (CACP) and the Certified Instructional Designer Developer (CIDD).  Judy was past president of the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI) and the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).  She is the former director of ISPI’s CPT certification.  Judith was awarded a B.A. from Ohio State University, a M.A. from Miami University, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University.


    George Washington University
    FNGR 108
    2201 G St NW
    Washington, DC 20052

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