Learning Technology Advisory Group

In 2021, the Innovation Committee and the User Committee for learning technology at UBC were merged to form the Learning Technology Advisory Group (LTAG). This group serves a crucial role for faculty and student voices and feedback to be heard in the learning technology governance framework.

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Current Members

  • Christina Hendricks (interim Co-Chair) – Academic Director, CTLT, and Professor of Teaching, Philosophy, Faculty of Arts
  • Qian Wang (Co-Chair) – Chinese Language Program Director, and Associate Professor of Teaching, Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts
  • Dante Agosti-Moro – Student Senator-at-Large, UBC Vancouver Senate
  • Joseph Anthony – Associate Dean, Health Professions, Faculty of Medicine
  • Eshana Bhangu – Vice-President Academic and University Affairs, AMS
  • Natasha Boskic – Director Learning Design, Faculty of Education
  • James Charbonneau – Associate Professor of Teaching, Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science
  • Gregory duManoir – Associate Professor of Teaching, School of Health and Exercise Sciences (Okanagan)
  • Ayra Faiz – Academic Continuity Rover, LT Hub
  • Florian Gassner – Associate Professor of Teaching, CENES, Faculty of Arts
  • Stephenie Ho – Academic Continuity Rover, LT Hub
  • Kayli Johnson – Associate Professor of Teaching, Chemistry, Faculty of Science
  • Claudia Krebs – Professor of Teaching, Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
  • Neil Leveridge – Associate Professor of Teaching, Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry
  • Davey Li – Vice President, Academic, Science Undergraduate Society
  • Jason Lieblang – Associate Professor of Teaching, CENES, Faculty of Arts
  • Cyprien Lomas – Assistant Dean, Learning Technologies, and Director, LFS Learning Centre, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
  • Brian Powell – Educational Consultant, Technology Projects & Strategy, Centre for Teaching and Learning (Okanagan; ex officio, non-voting)
  • Lance Rogan – Former Learning Technology Rover and Student (Okanagan)
  • Ray Taheri – Professor of Teaching, School of Engineering (Okanagan)
  • Tiffany Timbers – Assistant Professor of Teaching, Statistics, Faculty of Science
  • Tammy Yasrobi – Senior Manager, Learning Applications, IT/LT Hub (ex officio, non-voting)

Non-voting Attendee

  • Catherine Aldana – Project Manager, The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

Terms of Reference

Purpose

The Learning Technology Advisory Group shares expertise, provides feedback, and makes recommendations on arising issues, as requested by the LT Hub Leadership Team or brought forward by members. These requests, as well as the information flow between all the LT governance groups including the Learning Technology Leadership Team and Operations Committee, are facilitated by the co-chair from LT Hub Leadership Team.

Objectives

  • Makes recommendations for improvements around identified functionality gaps.
  • Provides feedback on setting priorities for filling functional gaps.
  • Serves as a forum for peer-to-peer practice sharing within the group, as well as making suggestions for sharing more broadly at the department/faculty level and beyond.
  • Promotes information-sharing around learning technology between faculty and students—not only within the group but beyond to the classroom and university community.
  • Contributes information about discipline-specific contexts on issues related to teaching with technology.
  • Assists with setting criteria for selection of new learning technology components in the environment.

Scope

  • Provides perspective and feedback on user issues related to tools in the learning technology environment, including effective practices, pain points and identifying functionality gaps.
  • Includes current established university-wide systems, platforms, tools, services, and supports that are widely used in teaching and learning, as well as emerging learning technology tools.
  • Advises on current and future pedagogical priorities and the tools required to support them.
  • Identifies and provides input on opportunities and priorities for innovation.

Agendas

2021 Agendas

October 2021:

  • Overview and purpose of LTAG
  • Review draft terms of reference
  • Upcoming topics: recommendations from Beyond COVID working groups
  • Discussion of class recordings: how they are being used, feedback and suggestions

November 2021:

  • Presentation of Learning and Teaching Beyond COVID report with Simon Bates, Associate Provost, Teaching and Learning
  • Further discussion of class recordings
  • Feedback on Canvas New Quizzes