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Hear about Blended Learning from experts in the field at the Connections and Collaborations Conference tomorrow

What is Blended Learning? How does it benefit students? What does it mean for faculty and staff at Mohawk College?

If you want answers to these questions and more, then you'll want to attend tomorrow's Connections and Collaborations Conference at the Fennell campus. The free professional development conference has been organized by the Centre for Teaching and Learning to provide Mohawk faculty and staff with a clearer picture of Blended Learning and its future at Mohawk.

You'll hear from experts like Dr. Norm Vaughan, a professor in the Department of Education, Faculty of Teaching and Learning at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. Dr. Vaughan will explore how blended learning can increase student engagement and improve the quality of the learning experience for students. Dr. Vaughan will open the conference with the keynote address in i109 at 9 a.m.

Day two opens with a talk by June MacDonald-Jenkins, Industry Liaison and Project Manager at Durham College. June will speak about enhancing teaching and learning through the use of technology. Her presentation begins at 9 a.m. in i109 on Thursday.

The conference also includes workshops and information sessions aimed at showing how technology can enhance the classroom experience. Interactive learning tools, video and social media are just some of the topics that will be covered. There will also be workshops on developing successful strategies and designing activities for use in the classroom.