Dr. Marcia Mardis Presents at Amsterdam 2018 EdMedia + Innovate Learning International Conference
Institute Associate Director Dr. Marcia Mardis traveled to Amsterdam June 25-29, 2018 to present findings at the 2018 EdMedia + Innovate Learning International Conference. Since 1987 EdMedia + Innovate, Learning is the premier international conference spanning all disciplines and levels of education attracting researchers and practitioners in the field from 70+ countries.
Coauthors of this study include institute researchers and collaborators Jinxuan Ma, Faye R. Jones, Chandrahasa R. Ambavarapu, Heather M. Kelleher, Laura I. Spears, and Charles R. McClure. In this paper, the authors report that data suggested employers sought “soft” skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and written and verbal communication and identified the opportunity for future research to examine the extent that programs foster these skills. This publication contributes these early findings as part of a three-year study, funded from the National Science Foundation, that will measure the effectiveness of the classroom-to-career path offered by advanced manufacturing programs at Chipola College and collaborating colleges in Northwest Florida.
Dr. Mardis reports the attendants had a great discussion about the contrasts and similarities among technician programs all over the world. The conference provided an opportunity for some quick sightseeing of Amsterdam. Dr. Mardis shared the following snapshots:
Dr. Mardis shared her experience at the conference was awesome!