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.

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.

Faeyza Mufti – Educational Support Coordinator

faeyza.mufti@ubc.ca | 604.822.3577

Faeyza works with faculty members, instructional and user support staff to select and align learning technologies to their instructional goals and design educational resources. She manages the learning systems and supports the maintenance of online courses. Her areas of interests include exploring new trends and models of technology-enabled learning in higher education, MOOCs, learning experience design and learning analytics.

Parm Gill – Instructional Designer

parm.gill@ubc.ca | 604.822.6333

Parm Gill 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 the instructional perspective. She helps to create courses which support effective student learning experiences and that help meet learning goals in the Faculty of Education. Parm has been seconded from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences for six months.

Tina Du- Learning Technology Rover

tina.du@ubc.ca | 604.822.6333

Tina Du provides support for Canvas, UBC Blogs, Camtasia, and many other learning technologies to instructors and faculty members.