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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 […]

MET 2019 Summer Institute on Digital Games, Learning and Pedagogy was a roaring success

MET 2019 Summer Institute on Digital Games, Learning and Pedagogy was a roaring success

The 2019 MET summer institute offered 50 MET students an intensive opportunity to explore the pedagogies that support playing and making digital games for the classroom. “I’ve told many people about the course and will be sharing a lot of what I learned with my colleagues when I’m back at work.”  Digital games – the […]

MET Student Wins Best Presentation Award at 2019 International Conference

MET Student Wins Best Presentation Award at 2019 International Conference

Current MET student Jamie Dimitra Ashton attended the 15th annual European Ecological Foundation conference, ‘Ecology Across Borders‘ in Lisbon, Portugal, this summer, with travel fund support from the MET program. Her accepted paper presentation was an adaptation of a course project Jamie developed while completing the MET course ETEC 530, and focussed on constructivism in […]

MET-hosted Lecture on Technology, Inclusion and Ability, March 5th 2019

MET-hosted Lecture on Technology, Inclusion and Ability, March 5th 2019

On March 5th, 2019, MET hosted a public lecture by distinguished Visiting Lecturer Dr. Heidi Janz and UBC’s Dr. Michelle Stack on questions relating to technology, inclusion and ability in classrooms and in society.

2019 MET Summer Institute: Digital Games, Learning & Pedagogy

Explore the pedagogies that support playing and making digital games for the classroom. Available for credit only | ETEC 565 S Digital games – the creative medium of the 21st century – are played on phones, tablets and dedicated desktops and consoles by millions of adults and children worldwide. They are also the single fastest […]

MET-hosted lecture: Quality Education and the Role of Digital Technology in Nepal, January 17th 2019

MET-hosted lecture: Quality Education and the Role of Digital Technology in Nepal, January 17th 2019

This talk was co-sponsored with the UBC Himalaya Program, the UBC Centre for India & South Asia Research (CISAR), the Department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED), UBC Language Sciences, and the Nepal Library Foundation.  Technological innovations have revolutionized the ways we communicate, exchange knowledge and ideas, and deliver goods and services. However, this progress […]