The Educational Technology Support (ETS) unit supports the design, development and deployment of innovative teaching practices in the Faculty of Education.

ETS is a hub of innovation and creativity, and is here to help you create engaging learning experiences for your students. They do this by supporting faculty and staff with new learning technologies, and with curriculum and instructional design.

The ETS team helps you think creatively and push the boundaries using new tools, or new ways of applying tools and resources so that you can get the most impact from your teaching.


Staff Profiles

Natasha Boškić, PhD

Director, Learning Design
natasha.boskic@ubc.ca | 604.822.1831

Natasha considers the direction the Faculty of Education will go in relation to innovation and good practices in teaching and learning approaches, in alignment with the strategic goals of the Faculty and of the University. She guides the rest of her team in supporting faculty and staff to enhance teaching and learning experiences, as well as planning and managing flexible educational initiatives.

Mark Edwards, PhD

Assistant Dean
mark.edwards@ubc.ca | 604.827.2796

Mark is the Assistant Dean within the Professional Development & Community Engagement office, with a special focus on the ETS unit. One of his passions is mobilizing the remarkable research of UBC’s Faculty of Education in the service of children in British Columbia and around the world. Mark facilitates collaborative working relationships between the Faculty and the field for the development and provision of professional development programs for teachers. Mark works with the ETS office to guide and manage the objectives of the team in helping develop and implement innovative teaching practices within the Faculty of Education.

Parm Gill, MET

Learning Designer
parm.gill@ubc.ca | 604.827.2114

Parm works with course developers to gain an understanding of student needs, the placement of a course within a program, and the overall course aims from an instructional perspective. She helps to create courses that support effective student learning experiences and aim to meet learning goals. Parm works mostly with faculty on the design/re-design and development of courses.

Ian Linkletter, MLIS

Learning Technology Specialist
ian.linkletter@ubc.ca | 604.822.1829

Ian supports the design, development, and deployment of innovative teaching practices; with a background in library and information science, he researches technology and implements it to support learning within the Faculty. Ian supports all of the Faculty’s online courses, working directly with instructors to help them integrate technology with their teaching in effective, evidence-based, and innovative ways. Ian works primarily with faculty helping them to maximize the benefits of Canvas – UBC’s online learning platform.

Faeyza Mufti, MET

Learning Designer
faeyza.mufti@ubc.ca | 604.822.3577

Faeyza provides training, guidance and support to faculty and staff in selecting, incorporating and using learning technologies in their courses. She is responsible for organizing and conducting workshops, developing training resources, and designing and revising courses in Canvas. Her responsibilities include providing support for issues in using online learning tools, setting up courses for special programs, creating learning modules in Canvas, and providing training on using tools such as Canvas, Collaborate Ultra, HP5, and WordPress.

Stoo Sepp, MEd, MCDArtDes

Manager, Learning Design
stoo.sepp@ubc.ca | 604.827.0489

Stoo manages the development of online courses from a pedagogical perspective, integrating innovative educational practices supported by ICT tools to meet the learning goals of teachers within the Faculty. Stoo works with instructors on the development and revision of online courses, as well as streamlining processes to ensure course quality. He also works with other groups at UBC on teaching and learning projects.

Minou Truong

Learning Technology Rover
minou.truong@ubc.ca | 604.822.6333

Minou supports faculty and staff with the use of learning technology; she provides training sessions and tech support for Canvas, UBC Blog, WordPress, Kaltura Capture, and Collaborate Ultra. Minou also provides administrative support for the ETS office, including maintaining the ETS website, creating and managing workshop and event pages, coordinating ETS equipment, posting on the ETS Blog, managing the ETS social media, and greeting visitors as the first point of contact to the ETS office.

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