Learning Technologies Symposium
October 11-12th, 2017

Education Remixed

The Learning Technologies Symposium (LTS) is an annual event that brings together faculty, staff, and students from the region to share innovations,connect on project ideas, and exchange best practices.

This year, the LTS will be celebrating an education remix that is making its way into classrooms everywhere. Participants will explore how others have taken traditional teaching practices and tweaked, evolved, and, in some cases, changed it entirely as technologies become more readily available than ever before.

Call For Proposals

Learning Technologies Symposium 2017: ‘Education Remixed’

Date: October 11th & 12th
Location: McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton, ON


The Learning Technologies Symposium (LTS) is an annual event that brings together McMaster faculty, staff, and students to share innovations, connect on project ideas, and exchange best practices. We invite our neighbours from other institutions to join the conversation on technology-enhanced education.

The event will provide opportunities to celebrate our work, collectively address challenges, and network with peers. You are invited to share a 30-minute presentation, a 75-minute workshop, or a 7-minute lightning round presentation (PechaKucha style). The program will also feature facilitated discussion around critical challenges/issues.

As the aim of the LTS is to promote dialogue with colleagues. Interactive sessions are encouraged. Based on previous feedback, we recommend longer sessions have a minimum of 15 minutes dedicated to Q & A.

We welcome proposals for LTS sessions from a wide range of topic areas related to using technology in teaching and learning. Sample session topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Online teaching tools and practices
  • Classroom technologies
  • Blended/Flipped learning strategies
  • Mobile technologies
  • Accessible learning with technology
  • LMS integration
  • Open technologies and educational resources
  • Digital pedagogies
  • Design of online learning experiences
  • Assessment of the impact of technology-enhanced practices
  • Virtual, augmented and mixed reality applications

Deadline for submission has been extended to: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017.

All proposals will be reviewed. Notification of acceptance, as well as any recommendations for changes, will be sent shortly after the submission deadline.

Not able to submit a proposal at this time? We’re also looking for reviewers. Please email Danielle Gibbons  if you are interested in reviewing proposals.

To submit a proposal for the LTS 2017 fill out this submission form. If you are unable to use this web-based form, you can upload a PDF or Word file to think link. Please name your file with this convention: ‘LTS_2017_Your Name_Proposal Title’. Your file must include the information in the bullets below:


Title of Submission  
Session Format*  
Author(s) Name  
Technical requirements**  
Additional Details  
Session Abstract            (no more than 250 words)  

*Indicate whether your session will be for a 7-minute lightning round presentation, 30 minute presentation, or a 75-minute workshop.

**Sessions will be held in rooms with access to the Internet and a podium with computer and LCD projector. If you require any additional technical requirements (laptops for participants, software to be installed, etc.), please let us know.

Please drop off or email your submission to:

Zafar Syed
Mills Library L541, McMaster University,
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton,
Ontario, L8S 4K1

#905-525-9140 Ext. 23559


Please contact Danielle Gibbons
Phone: 905-525-9140 Ext. 27477

Registration Information

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McMaster Innovation Park

McMaster Innovation Park
175 Longwood Road S., Suite 105
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1
View map & directions


We have reserved room blocks at four different hotels close to McMaster Innovation Park (location of LTS 2017).

Staybridge Suites:
10 rooms, offered at the McMaster Rate of $135 per night.
Click here to reserve rooms. Or call and refer to the LTS Conference.
Rooms will be held until October 1st.
Address: 20 Caroline St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 0B1
Phone: (905) 527-1001

Visitor’s Inn:

20 rooms, must call  to make a reservation and refer to the LTS Conference or CONF # 212482
Offered at the McMaster rate of $109 weekday, $129 weekend. Rooms will be held until September 11.
Address: 649 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 1A2
Phone:  (905) 529-6979

Homewood Suites:
 10 rooms, offered at the McMaster rate of $139 per night.
Reserve online and enter the code “LTS”. No cutoff date was provided.
Address 40 Bay St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 0B3
(905) 667-1200

Admiral Inn:

10 rooms, must call to make reservation and refer to the LTS Conference or
Group # 204176
Rooms will be held until October 1, 2017.
Address: 149 Dundurn St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 3M1
Phone: (905) 529-2311

Keynote Speaker

“Online education: Trends, Tips and Take-aways”
Like it or not, online education is here to stay. The impact on higher education has been substantial and evolving. This talk begins with a review of some broad advantages and disadvantages of online education particularly over traditional, face-to-face formats. It then touches on some of the emerging trends in online education and the challenges and opportunities they have presented for educators. Drawing on my own experiences, the session concludes with some general tips and take-aways for teaching online courses.  

Dr. Raj Raghunathan

Raj Raghunathan earned his PhD from the Stern School of Business at New York University and is currently employed as a professor of marketing at the McCombs School of Business, the University of Texas at Austin. Raj’s work juxtaposes theories from psychology, behavioral sciences, decision theory and marketing to document and explain interrelationships between affect and consumption behavior. Raj’s work has been published in top marketing and psychology journals such as, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Marketing, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Motivation and Emotion, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. His work has also been cited in the popular press, such as The New York Times, the Austin American Statesman, and Self magazine. Raj was recognized as a Marketing Science Young Scholar in 2005 for his contributions to the field of Marketing, and was recently awarded the prestigious NSF Career Award (for $440,000).



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