20 Years in 20 Weeks Spotlight

Experience MET’s 20-year history through a video series with faculty and students!

Every Thursday starting January 12, 2023, until the end of May, we shine a spotlight on an individual and their journey and reflections on the MET program! Join the conversation on Twitter @UBCMET

May 25 2023

Yvonne Dawydiak

Yvonne Dawydiak is the Learning Design Manager in Teacher Education at UBC. With a passion for exploring the integration of digital technology in classrooms, Yvonne’s journey through the MET program has significantly enriched her critical pedagogical expertise in this field. Take a moment to hear Yvonne’s inspiring story and discover the transformative power of digital tech integration in education.

May 18 2023

Sydney Hamilton

Sydney Hamilton’s work centers around the power of technology to foster collaboration and enrich the learning experience within distributed teams. With an appreciation for the MET program, Sydney found a strong educational theory foundation that empowered her to design a personalized learning journey.

May 4 2023

Ernesto Peña

Ernesto Peña is an adjunct professor for the UBC MET program and highlights how the program provides its students the critical apparatus to tackle the dynamic technological landscape in the world.

Previous Month’s 20 Years in 20 Weeks

April 27 2023

Marny Point

MET alumni, Marny Point, appreciated the flexibility the MET program's fully online delivery provided. In her current role as an instructor, Marny finds that she is able to lean back on what she learned about infusing technology into the curriculum.

April 20 2023

Dr. Keri Ewart

Dr. Keri Ewart is the Coordinator, EDI & Community Outreach for the MET Program. She was attracted to the program's focus on inclusion as the basis for everything through educational technologies.

April 13 2023

Richard Wong

Working with a diverse group of people was an opportunity that Richard Wong, an alumnus of MET, enjoyed through the program's group projects.

April 6 2023

Dr. Leah Macfadyen

Dr. Leah Macfadyen is a practicum coordinator for the MET program. It was the opportunity to be part of the ongoing experimentation with learning online in new ways and designs that attracted her to the program.

March 30 2023

Mel Burgess

MET Alumni, Mel Burgess found the MET program to be an opportunity to think deeply and critically about the role of technology in education.

March 23 2023

Marwa Kotb

MET Alumni, Marwa Kotb found that the MET program sharpened her theoretical knowledge and technical skills in instructional design.

March 16 2023

Jamie Ashton

MET Alumni, Jamie Ashton chose the MET program because she wanted to dive deeper into the role of technology in the various teaching environments she has experienced.

March 9 2023

Eduardo Rebagliati

MET Alumni, Eduardo Rebagliati's interest in learning technologies began during COVID as an instructor. Knowing he wanted to do a Master's he found the MET program a perfect fit as it combined both education and technology.

March 2 2023

Nathan Lott

MET Alumni, Nathan Lott, enjoyed how the MET program was relevant to his work in the classroom with combining technology with teaching practices. The program also provided an opportunity to understand how his teaching practices with technology fit into his pedagogy from a bigger perspective.

February 23 2023

Mary McDonald

MET Alumni, Mary McDonald, speaks about how she was drawn towards the MET program's international community and how courses introduced pedagogical and theoretical perspectives with real-world implementation.

February 16 2023

Robert Clifton

MET Alumni, Robert Clifton, is an early adopter of technology in the classroom and was always interested in technology and tools that create participatory learning environments. Robert chose the MET program because it offered an opportunity to explore and align current research and theory with his own practice.

February 9 2023

Tamaka Fisher

MET alumni, Tamaka Fisher, shares how the MET program overlapped with her interest in ableism, social justice, inclusivity, decolonization, and Indigeneity. Tamaka also shares how the program gave her a global perspective in her current role as an accessibility advisor.

February 2 2023

Craig Murrell

MET alumni, Craig Murrell, talks about how MET's online delivery and its strong evidence-based approach to educational technology was what he was looking for on his education journey.

January 26 2023

Dr. Parul Kulshrestha

MET alumni, Dr. Parul Kulshrestha, talks about how the program contributed to her professional development and supported her goals.

January 19, 2023

Dr. Natasha Boškić

Dr. Boškić who is currently a MET instructor reflects on how the MET program has impacted her life.

January 12, 2023

Dr. Tony Bates

Dr. Bates shares some insights into the founding of the UBC MET program and his thoughts on the program's 20-year history.