Photo of Peace Tower Parliament Hill courtesy of the Univ. of Ottawa

Conference Chairs:

Kevin Harrigan
University of Waterloo

Michael Clarke
University of Ottawa

2006 Conference Committee


Past Conferences:

2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

7th Annual MERLOT International Conference will be held August 7-10, 2007 in New Orleans.
More information coming soon!


6th Annual
MERLOT International Conference

8-11 August 2006
Ottawa Congress Centre
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Working With and Learning From the World’s Best

Co-hosted By

The MIC06 Conference Committee invites you to attend the sixth Annual MERLOT International Conference. The conference will be held in the beautiful Canadian Capital of Ottawa at the Congress Centre. The official MIC06 Conference hotel is the Westin Ottawa. Click on the Travel and Accommodations link above for additional information.

The MERLOT International Conference is designed to foster learning, innovation and practice in the use of information and communications technologies in higher education.  It is the venue for educators, administrators, and technologists who have interests and expertise in technology-enabled teaching and learning and who recognize the need to remain current in this rapidly advancing field of educational practice and theory. 

MERLOT is based on the premise of discipline-based communities of practice in which common interests in specific fields of knowledge, methods of teaching and especially in the development of technology-based teaching materials are shared.  At the same time, the strength of the conference is the broad appeal across all disciplines in the use of educational technologies and the new and exciting ideas that come from exchanges among all domains of knowledge. 

Important aspects of the MERLOT International Conference include the facilitation of collaborative initiatives in the development of shareable resources and in the scholarly investigation of their effectiveness on student learning in higher education.  A rigorous approach to academic research and inquiry with an outcomes-based focus on the use and effectiveness of technology-enhanced teaching at the college and university levels is integral to the MERLOT philosophy.

At the same time, the Conference offers many opportunities for attendees to gain practical skills in the use of educational technologies through numerous interactive hands-on workshops lead by peers and through industry-sponsored technology showcases.  It is frequently in these practical workshops and demonstrations that refreshing new insights into applications of these technologies to higher education are gained.

At this year’s conference we are pleased to partner with the University of Ottawa on an exciting Pre-conference Event, Design and Implementation of Technology Enabled Health and Medical Science Education. This pre-conference event is in alignment with the MERLOT International Conference and its new concept of highlighting a Community of Practice. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with seven well-known researchers and practitioners of e-learning within the health sciences and medical fields, as well as present their own work for discussion and review through poster presentations. Additional details and the opportunity to respond to the Call for Posters can be found here.




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Diana Laurillard

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