Rich Media Simulations: Under the Hood

Registration is now OPEN.

UPDATE: We have had a venue change, please find the new address below.

While the leaves have been getting ready to turn fall colors, we’ve been preparing for a PTCNC Fall Training Special Event here in Sacramento!

We’re very excite to host Dr. Suzanne Tsacoumis, vice president and corporate officer of HumRRO, as she discusses rich media simulations in an assessment context. Learn more about Suzanne’s background by viewing her Bio. The use of rich media, such as live video, 2-D and 3-D animation, in assessment has been increasing. Learn about current trends and uses of rich media, and understand their fundamentals so that you can implement your own rich media simulations, and to prepare yourself for future assessment methods (VR is likely not too far into the future).

Full event description: Technology-driven innovations, such as rich-media simulations will continue to transform the assessment landscape. A rich-media simulation uses animation or live video along with branching technology to present the test material in a manner that simulates how the scenario may unfold in real life by allowing the test taker to dictate how the assessment proceeds or unfolds. During this workshop, Suzanne will share practical strategies for developing assessments that capitalize on these innovations while adhering to sound measurement principles. She will discuss best practices, information about the psychometric properties associated with these measures, and the current thinking regarding the different available media options, such as live video, 2-D and 3-D animation. Participants should obtain a better understanding of which assessment contexts are well-suited to a rich-media solution. They should also gain a better understanding of how to create or acquire assessments that leverage this cutting edge technology, yet are built upon a sound measurement foundation. Suzanne will also discuss the constraints and challenges inherent in these types of assessments.

When: Tuesday, Oct 18th, 2016, 10am – 2:00pm
Where California Lottery,
700 North 10th St,
Sacramento, Ca 95811
Pavilion 1 (through main entrance)
A Note on Cost: We’re happy to have the opportunity to learn from Suzanne’s expertise during this special event. In order to cover the cost of hosting our East coast colleague, we have had to adjust our normal training costs:
Cost: Non-Member – $20
Member – $10
Student – $5

To register, please visit the official event registration page.

An optional box lunch from La Bou Bakery can be ordered for an additional $11 when registering for the event. (Note: Lunch orders will only be placed if you pay in advance)

If you would like a one page, at-a-glance view, feel free to print out the Event Flyer.