The User Committee identifies faculty and student needs, required improvements in user experience, and recommended priorities for filling functional gaps. The committee also advises on communication with faculty and students and change management strategies.
- Joseph Anthony – Clinical Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, and Health Professions Education Coordinator
- Simon Bates (Acting Chair) – Senior Advisor, Teaching and Learning, and Academic Director, The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
- Mark Bancroft – Student, Geological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
- Natasha Boskic – Senior Manager, Learning Design, Professional Development and Community Engagement, Faculty of Education
- Jakob Gattinger – Student and VP Academic Affairs & AMS Representative, Engineering Undergraduate Society
- Michael Griffin – Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts
- Suzie Lavallee – Instructor, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, Faculty of Forestry
- Kristen Morgan – Student, Physics (Okanagan campus)
- Craig Nichol – Senior Instructor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
- Claudio Pini – Director, Application Management Services, Information Technology
- Catherine Rawn (Chair – on sabbatical until August 2017) – Senior Instructor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts
- Tim Silk – Senior Instructor, Marketing and Behavioural Science Division, Sauder School of Business
- Ray Taheri – Senior Instructor, School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
- Eugenia Yu – Senior Instructor, Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science
- Catherine Aldana – Executive Co-ordinator, The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
The User Committee makes recommendations on user experience improvements to the LT Hub Leadership group. The User Committee provides input to the LT Hub Leadership group on user issues related to the learning technology ecosystem, as well as receiving input/feedback from the LT Hub Leadership group.
- Identifies gaps in learning ecosystem functionality, and makes recommendations for improvement, including setting priorities for filling functional gaps.
- Makes recommendations and lead execution on LT tool / service use.
- Provides communication and change management strategies.
- Facilitation of peer-to-peer practice sharing.
- Serves as channel for faculty / student communication and feedback.
- Provides discipline specific context on issues related to teaching with technology.
- Makes recommendations related to teaching faculty professional development needs.
- Maintains communication within the Faculty on issues related to learning technology.
- Guidance for the learning technology ecosystem that is discipline specific.
- Includes University-wide systems, software, services and support that are regularly used for teaching and learning (including: classroom technology, mobile technology, media, and content repositories).
- Scope includes current established (enterprise) and emerging (pilot) LT tools and applications.
- Coming soon
- Overview of first key deliverables: summary paper and case studies on the current Learning Technology Ecosystem
- Next Steps: determining Leads and teams to work on content areas, Functional map of Learning Ecosystem, and timeline
- Presentations and workshop on key deliverable drafts: summary paper and case studies on the current Learning Technology Ecosystem
- Review and finalize draft of summary paper on the current Learning Technology Ecosystem and Functional Map
- Discussion of Learning Technology Ecosystem summary paper with Eric Eich, Vice-Provost and AVP Academic Affairs, and Chair of the LT Leadership Team
- Presentation on One-Button Studio and Lightboard
- Discussion about representing and engaging constituencies
- Discussion about creating various versions of the functional map and focusing on assessment
- Joint meeting with LT Innovation Committee regarding LTE Renewal Project update
- LTE Renewal Project update
- Presentation and discussion of revised Functional Maps
- Presentation and discussion of assessment tools
- LTE Renewal Project update
- Discussion of draft use cases for LTE Renewal Project
- Review of information collected in Faculties and mapping affordances to assessment tools
In the Spring for 2016, the User Committee surveyed current tools in use at UBC to support teaching and learning. The summary is available as a good snapshot of the LT ecosystem (PDF). A visual representation is also provided below. A variety of functional maps based on the survey results were refined over the course of 2016.
The diagram provides a view of learning technologies according to the pedagogical or learning functions that they support. The list is certainly not complete, but is drawn from various existing online resources, plus the tools used by the 13 faculty and student members of the User Committee.
There are four main areas of categorization, which may be thought of as the design elements of teaching and learning activities: (1) creation and provision of content to support learning; (2) interactions between individual or groups of learners and between learners and faculty; (3) various flavors of assessments (formative vs summative, synchronous vs asynchronous); and (4) tools for course management, administration, and evaluation functions. Some tools or applications appear in more than one category, reflecting multiple modalities for use.
In all categories, there exists a mixture of institutionally supported (or Faculty-supported) technologies, indicated by bold type, together with other unsupported or widely available tools (free and not). In any given category, the number of these “external” tools typically exceeds those provided and supported internally.