Our Mission

The mission of the Educational Technology Support (ETS) unit is to support the design, development, and deployment of innovative teaching practices in the Faculty of Education.
We provide support and services within three broad areas: curriculum and instructional design, professional development for faculty and staff, and learning technologies.

What’s it like to work at ETS?

Natasha Boskic – Director, Learning Design

natasha.boskic@ubc.ca | 604.822.1831

Natasha Boskic manages the Educational Technology Support team. Her main areas of engagement are technology-enhanced learning, instructional design, and professional development. Her specific areas of focus are online collaboration and communication strategies, student engagement, different delivery models and culturally-responsive instruction. She has managed various projects in the area of eLearning, locally in Canada and internationally, including ePortfolio implementation, accessibility issues, Aboriginal education, mobile technologies, and others.

Sharon Hu – Instructional Designer

sharon.hu@ubc.ca | 604.822.3577

Sharon Hu helps instructors design, develop and deliver online courses, and manages projects from proposal to readiness for course delivery. She also delivers staff and faculty learning initiatives in online and blended learning environments and supports the planning of educational programs.

Ian Linkletter – Learning Technology Specialist

ian.linkletter@ubc.ca | 604.822.1829

Ian Linkletter supports learning technologies in the Faculty of Education, including research, analysis, and implementation of new initiatives. He works closely with faculty to evaluate and select technology to help achieve learning objectives. Ian helps design, develop, and support online courses.

Stoo Sepp – Instructional Designer

stoo.sepp@ubc.ca | 604.827.0489

Stoo works with instructors to develop online and blended courses, focusing on building robust learning communities, authentic assessments and meaningful learning experiences. His research interests include the cognitive function of gestures in the use of ICT, instructor perceptions of online teaching and learning practice, and the effective use of formative and predictive learning analytics.

Katie Schultz – Support Analyst

katie.schultz@ubc.ca | 604.822.4568

Katie joined the ETS team in February 2018 and is our newest support analyst. She supports faculty in the transition of courses from Blackboard Learn to the Canvas Learning Management System.

Amanda Punch – Learning Technology Rover

amanda.punch@ubc.ca | 604.822.6333

Amanda started her Co-op term in May 2018 and provides Tier-1 or basic educational technology support to faculty members and staff as well as administrative support for the ETS office.

Jenny Zhu – Canvas Technology Rover

jenny.zhu@ubc.ca | 604.822.6333

Jenny started her Co-op term in May 2018 and works to make the Canvas migration from Blackboard possible. Jenny also provides technical support for faculty in the use of Canvas.