Gabrielle Coombs

Gabrielle Coombs


Gabrielle Coombs

Educational Technologist
gabrielle.coombs@ubc.ca | 604.822.6333


Main “Big Picture” Responsibilities at ETS

If you’ve sent an email to ETS, you’ll likely hear from me! I answer questions and solve problems that come through the inbox, the phone or through the office front door. I liaise with staff, faculty and ETS’ learning designers to help add learning tools and people to courses on Canvas. I also work closely with our Learning Technology Rovers to ensure that the Faculty is receiving the support it needs to deliver great online and hybrid courses.
I collaborate with my other ETS colleagues to host and run workshops for staff and faculty on topics like using Canvas, Zoom, and Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning.
When it is running, I help administrate the Reconciliation through Indigenous Education MOOC on edX.

Day-to-Day Tasks at ETS

My day-to-day work involves collaborating with faculty and staff in the design of courses. Part of my work involves finding innovative solutions, learner-centered approaches, and engaging intuitive designs for online learning.

Specific areas of interest in the field of Educational Technology

I am particularly passionate about accessibility and English as an Additional Language learning. My previous experience as an EAL teacher, and working within the disability sector, has made me particularly passionate about ensuring equity and functionality of access for all learners. My focus on Universal Design for Learning, and experience with teaching learners of diverse abilities, language levels and walks of life, have had a huge impact on how I approach my work at ETS.

Credentials

2021 Graduate Certificate in Learning Design – University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
2020 Graduate Certificate in Education and Digital Learning – University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
2016 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) – UTS Insearch, Sydney, Australia
2016 Double Bachelor of Arts in Communications and International Studies – University of Technology, Sydney, Australia