October 10th, 2018
McMaster University, Hamilton ON


Presented by the Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation & Excellence in Teaching, The Learning and Technology Symposium is an annual event that explores how educational technologies are being used to extend learning outside of the classroom.
the Learning and Technology Symposium brings together experts, faculty, staff, and students to learn about effective strategies and best practices in blended learning. This year’s theme is Making Blended Learning Work.
We will be updating the website with slide deck’s for our session speakers. To view them, please click on the sessions highlighted in the schedule below:

Dr Tony Bates

Research Associate, Contact North|Contact Nord

Tony Bates is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University and a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the De Groote School of Business at McMaster University. He is also a Research Associate at Contact North/Contact Nord. He has almost 50 years experience in using technology for teaching, starting in 1969, at the British Open University, where he became a full professor in educational media research.

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Coffee Service

Location : MUSC 319 Lobby

08:30AM – 09:00AM

Official Welcome

Location: MUSC 319

09:00AM – 09:15AM

Keynote Speaker

“Teaching in a Digital Age: Using Technology for Better Learning Outcomes”

Dr. Tony Bates

Location: MUSC 319

09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Concurrent Session A

“A Decade of evolution in the MacIntroPsych Blended Learning Model: Lessons from teaching 50,000 students”

Dr Joe Kim (Associate Professor in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour)

Location: MUSC 319

“Utilizing Design Thinking to Guide Course Re-Design of a Graduate Level Online Course”

Dr Ilana Bayer (Assistant Professor of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Director of the Learning Technologies Lab, McMaster University)

Location: MUSC 314

Flipping the lab: using virtual “cookbook” labs to prepare students for guided inquiries in physical lab space


Dr. Ayse Turak (Associate Professor, Engineering Physics, McMaster University),
Maggie M. Cheng (PhD candidate, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University),
Carly van Egdom (Undergraduate Student Scholar, Arts and Science, McMaster University),
Greg van Gastel (Instructional Designer, MacPherson Institute, McMaster University)

Location: MUSC 309


10:25AM – 11:20AM

Concurrent Session B

Blended Learning in a Biology Classroom

 Dr Rosa da Silva (Leadership in Teaching and Learning Fellow, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and School of Interdisciplinary Science, McMaster University)

Location: MUSC 319

Art, Instagram, and Learning at the McMaster Museum of Art

 Teresa Gregorio (Education Officer, McMaster Museum of Art)

Location: MUSC 314

Facilitating IMPACTFUL Learning Inititatives via Online Multimedia Tools

 Dr Lovaye Kajiura (Associate Professor, Biology, McMaster University),
Dr Robert Fleisig (Associate Professor, W. Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology, McMaster University),
Dr Brenda Vrkljan (Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University),
Dr Liz Hassan (Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University)

Location: MUSC 309


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Concurrent Session C

Flipping an Upper-level Core Engineering Course

Dr Thomas Marlin (Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering, McMaster University)

Location: MUSC 319

Immediate Feedback for Proof Attempts in Introductory CS Logic and Discrete Maths


Dr Wolfram Kahl (Associate Professor, Computing and Software, McMaster University)

Location: MUSC 319

21st Century Problem-Based Learning: Integrating Technology and Pedagogy


Matthew Stodolak (MEd, OISE)

Location: MUSC 314

Enriching Collaborative Learning via Creativity Multimedia

Dr Lovaye Kajiura (Associate Professor, Biology, McMaster University)

Location: MUSC309

Evaluating Pedagogical Tools in Delivering Anatomical Education

Dr Kem Rogers (Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario)

Location: MUSC318

1:15 PM - 2:10 PM

Concurrent Session D

Levelling the Playing Field: Using blended learning modules to address transferable skill gaps in an academically diverse student population


Dr. Felicia Vulcu (Assistant Professor (teaching track), Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University),
Vivian Leong (Undergraduate Instructional Assistant, Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University),
Celeste Suart (Graduate Student, Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University)

Location: MUSC 319


Trigger Videos: A valuable method to enhance teaching in Higher Education


Dr. Anuj Arora (MD, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto)
Jen Hoogenes (PhD, Department of Surgery, McMaster University)
Dr. Deepak Dath (MD, Professor of Surgery, McMaster University)

Location: MUSC 314

Educating the Next Generation of Lawyers by Transforming the Traditional Law Lecture


Bill Flanagan (Dean, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University)

Location: MUSC 309

2:20 PM - 3:15 PM

Featured Speaker

Evidence-informed technology-enhanced learning: stimulus and discussion


Dr. Anthony Levinson (John R. Evans Chair in Health Sciences Educational Research, Director, Division of e-Learning Innovation for the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine),

Location: MUSC 319

03:30PM – 04:30PM

Echo 360 Social Networking

Location : MUSC 319 Lobby

04:30PM – 05:30PM
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