MET Summer Institutes

On campus Summer Institutes offer a unique opportunity for MET students to connect in a face to face classroom during an intensive, immersive learning experience. Ranging from one to three weeks in length, Summer Institutes are developed by faculty members from various departments in the Faculty of Education. For more information about all summer institute offerings across the Faculty of Education at UBC, please visit the Professional Development Community Engagement website. If you see something that will enrich your Master of Educational Technology experience, but isn’t a course developed by MET, contact the MET Academic Advisor, who can give approval for you to take up to 9 credits of coursework outside of MET. We work on new ideas for Summer Institutes every year, so if you have an idea for a Summer Institute, please contact us!

2019 Summer Institute on Digital Games, Learning & Pedagogy

The summer 2019 institute offered MET students an intensive opportunity to explore the pedagogies that support playing and making digital games for the classroom.

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 growing creative industry on the planet: in North America, the digital games market is expected to grow up to 10% (across all sectors – mobile, PC and console) in 2019 alone. Concomitantly, education authorities, and teachers in particular, have been slow not only to understand the educational value of digital games, but also to integrate these media in teaching and learning ecologies.

2018 MET Summer Institute on Virtual Reality

In the summer of 2018, MET offered its very first Summer Institute, entitled Virtual Reality: Viewpoints on a New Medium. See our post 2018 MET Summer Institute on Virtual Reality to learn more about this cohort.

360° class photo from 2018 MET Summer Institute on Virtual Reality Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

360° class photo from the 2018 MET Summer Institute on Virtual Reality