Learning Technology Leadership Team

Overall accountability for learning technology rests with the Learning Technology Leadership Team, chaired by the Associate Provost, Academic Innovation, comprised of a small number of senior academic leaders and student representatives from both campuses, as well as the Academic Director of CTLT and CIO. The Committee has the authority to approve spending within a specified annual budget envelope. For significant investments, this group makes recommendations to the Executive and to the Board.

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Current Members

  • Rumee Ahmed – Associate Dean, Communications and Innovation, Faculty of Arts
  • Simon Bates – Senior Advisor, Teaching and Learning, and Academic Director, The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (ex officio)
  • Hugh Brock (Chair) – Associate Provost, Academic Innovation
  • Jennifer Burns – CIO and AVP, Information Technology (ex officio)
  • Ian Cavers – Associate Dean, Academic, Faculty of Science
  • Mark Edwards – Assistant Dean, Professional and Community Engagement, Faculty of Education
  • Max Holmes – VP Academic and University Affairs, AMS
  • Louise Nasmith – Associate Provost, Health
  • Wisdom Tettey – Dean, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
  • Rickey Yada – Dean, Land and Foods Systems

Non-voting Attendee

  • Catherine Aldana – Executive Co-ordinator, The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

Terms of Reference


The Learning Technology Leadership Team (LTLT) advises the UBC Executive and, as appropriate, the Board of Governors, on strategic uses of technology to enable and support innovation in pedagogy, for the purpose of providing an exceptional learning environment.


  • Provides strategic leadership for UBC’s Learning Technology Ecosystem (LTES) in order to support the teaching and learning mission.
  • Decides on LT investments within Committee budget parameters.
  • Makes recommendations on key investments to UBC Executive and Board of Governors.
  • Consults with academic strategy groups (e.g. Committee/Council of Deans, Associate Deans Academic, FLLT, UBC Executive) to identify the key strategic drivers for pedagogical innovation and/or direction.
  • Provides strategic guidance for identification, selection and adoption of significant University-wide learning technologies.
  • Oversees the development of policies regarding the deployment, use and operation of learning technologies, in collaboration with other relevant academic committees.
  • Advocates for the needs of learners and teachers using learning technologies.


  • Provides strategic direction for the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Strategic oversight of University-wide systems, software, services and support that are primarily used for teaching and learning (including: classroom technology, mobile technology, media and content repositories).
  • Scope includes established (enterprise), emerging (pilot) and potential (innovation) LT tools and applications.

2018 Agenda Items

January 2018:

  • coming soon

2017 Agenda Items

January 2017:

  • LTE Renewal Project update
  • Piloting educational technology tools – decision making process discussion

March 2017:

  • LTE Renewal Project update
  • Review of draft principles for selecting/piloting educational technology tools
  • Learning Analytics Project update

May 2017:

  • LTE Renewal Project update
  • Student feedback on ecosystem of tools and platforms
  • Survey tool update
  • 3-D Learning engagement projects update
  • coming soon

2016 Agenda Items

February 2016:

      • Update on LT Governance Committees
        • structure and operations
        • cost-impact framework for decision making
      • Digital Learning Environment Strategy green light planning

April 2016:

      • Presentation and discussion of the LT User Committee summary paper and functional map
      • Update on LT Innovation Committee activity, including draft pedagogical priorities
      • Digital Learning Environment project – stakeholder engagement strategies

May 2016:

      • Presentation and discussion of the Digital Learning Environment Business Case and Guiding Principles
      • Update from the LT Innovation Committee – Pedagogical Priorities for Innovation
      • Learning Analytics Update

September 2016:

      • Discussion and feedback on draft IT Strategic Framework
      • Discussion and feedback on LTE Renewal Project update

November 2016:

      • Update on LTE Renewal Project – budget, pedagogical use cases and pilot course recommendations
      • Presentation of “Defining UBC’s pedagogical priorities, finding enablers, suggesting technological solutions” with Dr. Claudia Krebs, Chair, LT Innovation Committee