Advancing Learning 2017

May 17th & 18th

About Advancing Learning Conference

The Advancing Learning Conference has been the province’s premiere instructional technology conference since the 1990s. We have prided ourselves in fostering an environment where educators (faculty, instructional designers, multimedia and graphic specialists) share their direct classroom and faculty support experiences with other colleagues. Where else can you learn first-hand from practicing educators about a host of topics related to educational technology, digital tools and digital learning environments, and student engagement? This grassroots approach really does help with advancing learning in Ontario.

President’s Message

I’d like to extend a warm Mohawk welcome to conference delegates. We’re proud to host Ontario’s premiere instructional technology conference.

At Mohawk, students and learning are at the heart of all we do. It’s a core value shared by all faculty and staff and one that guides our day-to-day work and long-term planning. It’s also a value that fuels our constant exploration and investment in new teaching and learning tools and technologies.

Vice President Academic Message

There have been two constants and one major change at Mohawk since I was a student in the Radiological Technology and medical Ultrasound programs in the mid-1980s.

Students continue to learn from exceptional faculty and staff and gain invaluable experiences through co-op work terms, clinical and field placements and capstone projects.

About Mohawk College

Mohawk College’s faculty and staff educate and serve 30,000 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship students at three campuses in Hamilton, Ontario. Recognized as a leader in health and technology education and skilled trades training, Mohawk is currently undertaking the largest ever renewal of technology labs and classrooms. Mohawk has ranked first among all colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for student satisfaction for the past six consecutive years and graduate satisfaction for the last four years. Mohawk ranks 15th among all colleges in Canada for applied research activity and has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers and best employers in the Hamilton-Niagara region.

Who and What?

The Educational Technology Committee (ETC) is a subcommittee of the Coordinating Committee of Vice-Presidents, Academic (CCVPA), and represents the colleges’ practitioner knowledge base on the application of teaching and learning technologies.

While the ETC formally represents colleges by a member at each college, its strength is found in the broad membership of college educators. It is a network of representatives from each of the Ontario Colleges who are directly involved in the practice and applied research of educational/learning technologies. Teaching and learning technologies are broadly defined as any technologies employed to facilitate the opportunity for learning.

If you would like more information about the ETC please contact the Chair, Valerie Lopes ( or 416-491-5050 ext. 22111 or any one of the college representatives.