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[Surpass Conference Podcast] Keynote: Liberty Munson, Microsoft Worldwide Learning

By 10 November 2020March 22nd, 2024Archive

How Technology is shaping the Future of Assessment: Imagine the Possibilities

Liberty is passionate about the need to rethink the certification industry. In her keynote presentation, Liberty explores the ways in which technology can shape the future of assessment, including the opportunity to think differently about the questions we ask, and how we evaluate them.

Come away from this engaging presentation feeling inspired to challenge the status quo of assessment and leverage the full potential of technology to more accurately measure skills.

‘We need to expand our definition of assessment to one that is a more integrated learning and assessment experience that combines frequent planned low and high stakes assessments that not only evaluate competency but guide learning.’

Liberty Munson

Liberty Munson, Ph.D. is the Senior Psychometrician for Microsoft’s Worldwide Learning organization. She is responsible for ensuring the validity and reliability of the Microsoft technical certification program. She is considered a thought leader in the certification industry, especially in areas related to how technology can fundamentally change our approach to assessment design, development, delivery, and sustainment, and has proposed many innovative ideas related to the future of certification.

Prior to Microsoft, she worked at Boeing in their Employee Selection Group, assisted with the development of their internal certification exams, and acted as a co-project manager of Boeing’s Employee Survey. She received a BS in Psychology from Iowa State University and MA and PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with minors in Quantitative Psychology and Human Resource Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

If you’d prefer to watch this presentation, along with others from the event, you can do so on the conference website.

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