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MET celebrates Black History Month 2021

MET celebrates Black History Month 2021

Black History Month is an annual observance that originated in the United States. Canada’s House of Commons has officially recognized February as Black History Month since 1995, and honoured Black Canadians. A number of other countries now also officially recognize and observe the month. Want to learn more? Black history organizations and educational resources There […]

In memoriam: Dr. Michael Marker

It is with sorrow that the MET program acknowledges the sudden passing of Dr. Michael Marker, a longtime MET faculty member and the author of ETEC 521, Indigeneity, Technology, and Education. Dr. Marker has been involved with MET since its inception. He served on the first MET Advisory Committee in 2002, and served almost continuously […]

MET welcomes Dr. Halimat Alabi as a permanent lecturer

This summer, MET welcomed Dr. Halimat Alabi as a permanent, full-time lecturer to our team. A truly interdisciplinary educator, Dr. Alabi has a background in engineering, broadcast television, video game development, and learning analytics. “I describe myself as an interactive visualization designer,” she explains. In her doctoral research she developed a “visual cognition model of […]

Congratulations to our November 2020 MET graduates!

Hearty congratulations to the MET graduating class of Fall 2020! We’re proud of you, we wish you every success in your future endeavours, and we hope you will stay in touch via the MET alumni Community. Tuum est. It is yours! Incorporating traditions from UBC’s in-person ceremony, Chancellor Steven Point (xwĕ lī qwĕl tĕl) presided […]

MET welcomes Dr. Kisha McPherson as a permanent lecturer

The MET program has welcomed Dr. Kisha McPherson as a full-time lecturer to the team – she started in summer 2020. Dr. McPherson has well over a decade of experience teaching students of all ages, ranging from kindergarten to post-secondary. Her work centres on themes of social justice, equity in education, media, and cultural studies; […]

MET student uses directed studies course to pioneer hands-on internship

MET student uses directed studies course to pioneer hands-on internship

In her graduating semester, MET student Shur, decided to take ETEC580, a directed studies course, under the supervision of Dr. Leah Macfadyen, MET associate director. Instead of opting to do a literature review or similarly theoretical project, Shur wanted something more hands-on. “In the end, I was assigned to assist UBC’s Department of Medical Genetics […]

MET alumni to the rescue!

MET alumni to the rescue!

In March 2020, when UBC made the decision to rapidly transition to fully online teaching in the face of the COVID pandemic, the UBC Faculty of Education Educational Technology Support unit (ETS) sought to urgently recruit learning designers who could support faculty and instructors as they moved 260 courses (over 1000 sections) online for summer […]

MET recognizes and honours Orange Shirt Day 2020

MET recognizes and honours Orange Shirt Day 2020

Orange Shirt Day is dedicated to former residential school students, survivors, their families and communities. Each year, on September 30th, we wear orange shirts to raise awareness about the residential school system in Canada, recognize the effects of residential schools and their legacy, join in the spirit of reconciliation, and honour the experiences of Indigenous […]

Vancouver’s ‘Georgia Straight’ reports on MET’s contribution to online learning development during the COVID-19 pandemic

Vancouver’s ‘Georgia Straight’ reports on MET’s contribution to online learning development during the COVID-19 pandemic

Vancouver’s long-running weekly newspaper, The Georgia Straight, sought out MET Director Dr. Teresa Dobson‘s insights into MET’s contribution to online learning development. In this August 13th 2020 article, Dr. Dobson describes how many MET students and alumni have been leading efforts to accelerate the ‘leap to online’  and lead instructional design in their workplaces across […]

Celebrate MET Graduation 2020!

Hearty congratulations to the MET graduating class of Spring 2020! We’re proud of you, we wish you every success in your future endeavours, and we hope you will stay in touch via the MET alumni Community. Tuum est. It is yours! Ryan Archer Steve Campbell Benson Chang Ebru Chatzikonstantinou Charmaine Collinge Charles Currie Zale Darnel Ryan Day Yuanlin […]