Janet McCracken, PhD

MET Instructor

Email: janet.mccracken@ubc.ca

MET Courses: ETEC 500, ETEC 512

“I am currently an independent educational consultant and researcher in Cairo, Egypt. My current work focuses on English as a Second Language and helping refugees gain access to education. I have been a MET Instructor since 2011, teaching ETEC 500, and ETEC 512. Involvement in MET has allowed me to grow in my understanding of teaching and learning from the community of dedicated teachers, administrators and others in education and aligned work who are students in MET. Over the course of seven years, I have seen students in the program develop amazing research and technical skills and awareness of the importance of linking these skills and knowledge to improve their professional practice.

I previously worked at the University of British Columbia included the role of Associate Director, Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning in the UBC Faculty of Arts, and Instructional Designer/Project Manager in the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. Previous to that I was an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University in Interactive Arts and Technology. I have vast experience in undergraduate and graduate program design, supervising Masters and PhD students and teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses.

I have a PhD from the Institute of Educational Technology at the UK Open University, and my thesis focussed on developing a model for integrating learner-centred data into designing learning materials and interactions. I remain active in the scholarly community of teaching and learning as a reviewer for SSHRC standard grants, as well as serving on editorial boards of the Journal of Distance Education, the Journal of Learning, Media and Instruction, the Journal of Educational Technology & Society, and the Canadian Journal of Learning Technology (CJLT), and several conference panels.”