Graduate Profile: Marjorie del Mundo

Marjorie del MundoFrom Overcoming Fear to Juggling Time Zones: Marjorie’s List of “Top Ten Experiences”

Marjorie del Mundo, who received her Master of Educational Technology degree in May 2010, has always had an interest in design.

“My sense of creativity and imagination started from a young age,” she says, “And from as far as I can remember, I have always enjoyed drawing, making collages and visualizing things in a different way. The artistic personality also comes with an interest for things that are related to science, technology and learning.”

Those varied interests led her to earn a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of British Columbia, followed by a Bachelor of Science in Interactive Arts from Simon Fraser University.

Her interest in the MET program grew out of both her educational background and the marketing, graphic design, and educational programming jobs that followed.

“I have been drawn to educational technology since my initial undergraduate studies at UBC,” says Marjorie. “My work experiences brought me a variety of opportunities to explore ways in which to inform and educate people. When the projects included technical guides and training presentations, I enjoyed being involved in the design and development of those projects and knew further that I wanted to learn more about educational technologies. In 2008, I applied for and was accepted into the MET program, starting my courses later that year.”

She’s happy with the outcome: “Overall, the MET program was one of the best learning experiences I have ever had, and it is one that I will not forget.”

She even created a Top Ten Experiences page as part of her graduate e-Portfolio to share her feelings about the MET program with others.