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Dear reader, educator and professional learning is changing at such a rapid pace because of new technology advancement, it is difficult to keep up and stay abreast, adapt to new trends, technology, theory, methodology, gamification and AR/VR. It is our mission at collegefairmagazine, to help with that challenge by providing a quick and concise flow of information on events, activities, and conferences you may want to keep up with in a snapshot to improve your information stream on education and learning nuances from different sources and opinions.

transformation, simulation platforms, studentcentered assessment, gamification etc. All 3.0 conference presentations highlighted the use of technology by presenters, as well as attendees used technology equipped classrooms and auditorium, as well as attendees were invited to use the college’s wifi to have all conference materials access by computers, laptops, or smart phones to raise questions, give input, and receive feedback QAHP were all hands on technology interfaced, which was planned feature of the conference.

USciences eLearning Conference 3.0 The 16th annual elearning conference held @ the Unviersity of the Sciences, sponsored by OAEFIS, Ferrilli, Practice, Dublabs, EVOLVE IP, Maplesoft, Mediasite, Mersive, PADLA, Six Red Marbles, LABSTER, and Blackboard on March 8, 2018. According to Rodney B. Murray, Conference Chair, University of the Sciences, the “event showcased the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in higher education. The presentations were selected by the interaction with 14 area institutions. The were panel discussions, workshops, and speaker sessions focused on the future of higher education, AR/VR, culture and accessibility, learning

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International Conferences The 3rd international conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development: The interplay of data, technology, and people. May 2325, 2018, University of Aalborg, Denmark. The aims of the conference are promoting reflection and discussion concerning R&D work, policies, case

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Collegefairmagazine studies, entrepreneur experiences with a special focus on understanding smart learning ecosystems. The contact info: or

Education Technology Conference The conference dated for August 8-10th, 2018 @ Indiana University, College of Education, Bloomington. Il, USA. The conference will bring together scholars, researchers, students, educators, professionals and other groups who are interested in education and technology. Contact: or You will be received warmly @ Indiana University campus.

workshop for secondary school counselors. The online event will host by Ms. Patricia Tamborello, Plymouth Whitemarsh High school, Ms. Ellen Detrich, director of College Counseling, The Hill School. The activity takes place March 21st @ 10:00am to 11#0am EDT. PACAC members free, follow PACAC online site for registration. Contact Ms. Rossi (

eLearning Project Planning Leraning design create learning experiences, so how courses are design is important to the learner, which should be student-centered, not faculty centered based on time constraints and online accessibility to course content, faculty may need additional support, not so much from a technologist, but as well as an instructional designer as part of a planned effort.

Micro-Learning PACAC PACA’s Professional Development Committee invites participants to a professional development

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Collegefairmagazine format may not hold the technology nativist attention very long, so a short and concise form of information may be required to get the learning understood, but within a short time span, the answer is micro-learning.

educators and trainers about the 21st century learner, how they learn and better ways to motivate the learner whether student, professional, or older adult.

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It appears that holistic, shorter burst, chucks of information into learning units is better to create deeper learning retention (short term to long term memory) because of the more manageable volume, learners can retain more as society transforms, so educators and trainers are faced with new learning demands as well. Learning design (micro-learning) does require technology interfacing and accessibility, but must be open to assessment through data analytics.

The Mind, Brain and Education

THE NEW WORLD KIRKPATRICT MODEL, As a participant @ Kirkpatrick’s four levels of training evaluation in Philadelphia, IDers and trainers may want to revisit Kirkpatrick’s four levels of training evaluation because there has been some adjustments made to the original model presented. Kirkpatrick (2018) indicated “to prove its value to the organization, training must reinvent itself and transcend the classroom.” The latest Kirkpatrick book written by Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick (2018: The Four Levels of Training Evaluation is worth the read, as well as attending a training session. More can be found @

Neuroscience is changing what we understand about how the brain works and indicating that the brain is always learning, is malleable, not static. There is a common belief that “the brain is an activity of the mind.” Therefore, the mind arises from the brain to have metacognition to decide learning action to take and judgement about said action results. Therefore, educators and trainers must pay attention to emerging research in the cognitive and behavioral sciences. The sciences will better inform Collegefairmagazine, 2018

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