Teresa Dobson, PhD

Director pro tem, Master of Educational Technology Program &

Director pro tem, Graduate Studies in Education

Professor, Department of Language & Literacy Education

Email: teresa.dobson@ubc.ca

MET Courses: ETEC 540

Web / Social: http://blogs.ubc.ca/tmdobson/

“My research for the past two decades has focused primarily on the production of knowledge and its reception in digital environs. I employ collaborative, digital humanities approaches in developing experimental reading interfaces and in studying reader experience of such interfaces. I am a founding member of the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) project. With INKE’s Interface Design team, I have contributed to the development of a series of prototypes for scholarly use.

I am also a literacy and literary education researcher interested in learner engagement in multimodal environments, GPS-enabled interfaces for place-based writing and reading, and teaching literature for social justice. I have been active in the MET program since its inception in 2001, first as a member of the inter-departmental committee that formulated the initial MET curriculum, and since then as a member of, variously, the MET Advisory, Management and Executive Committees.

I co-authored and taught (with Jeff Miller) one of the first two courses offered through the MET Program, Text Technologies: The Changing Spaces of Reading and Writing (ETEC 540), which won the BC Technology Users Group Innovation Award in 2004 for early implementation of social media in online education.”