Ian Linkletter

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Ian Linkletter, MLIS

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


Main “Big Picture” Responsibilities at ETS

I help to support the design, development, and deployment of innovative teaching practices. With a background in library and information science, I research technology and implement it to support learning. I support 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.

Day-to-Day Tasks at ETS

My job is to support the use of educational technology to enhance teaching and learning. At UBC the primary learning technology is Canvas, so I spend a lot of my time helping people learn how to maximize its benefits. I primarily support online courses, so it’s critical to make sure the technology is working smoothly. I collaborate with IT, CTLT, Library, and AV Services to optimize everything and make continuous improvements. Additionally, I am always working to curate, create, and share resources to help support faculty who want to try something new.

Specific Areas of Interest in the Field of Educational Technology

My current areas of focus include massive learning, online learning communities, and privacy. I believe in education as a social good. Expertise in these areas can help create the conditions for students to support each other in changing the world.

Your Work Within the ETS Office, and the Faculty of Education

My experience and work across the UBC community helps me connect people with the most useful information. Every Faculty needs someone who specializes in technology through the lens of education.

Online Portfolio

You can view presentations I have given at UBC and conferences here: presentations.ianlinkletter.com