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Our technology landscape covers a breadth of services and resources to support teaching such as curriculum/course development and implementation, training for new teaching assistants, and infrastructure deployment for computer labs. Our goal is to inform you of the available resources on campus to facilitate and enhance student learning. Many resources are provided by groups such as the Applied Science Centre for Instructional Support (CIS), Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), UBC Information Technology, and other IT @ UBC community groups.
Computer Lab Consultation
The IT @ APSC team provides services and support of the Applied Science Engineering, Architecture and Community Planning computer lab facilties, including software licensing, computer hardware/software refresh, printing, and project consultation.
IT @ APSC Team works closely with faculty members, IT Committees and department/school's technical services groups to research, plan, implement and support many services for the Applied Science Computer Labs. As part of the operation cycle we perform account management for students, lab hardware and sofware refresh, and software provisioning to faculty/staff to meet the teaching requirements of the program courses.
Services offered for teaching include:
- Software requirements gathering for computer lab
- Computer lab management
- Software licensing and installation (per arrangement)
- Student account management
- Hardware/software refresh
- Student printing in labs
- IT consultation for projects and events
We also facilitate faculty, teaching staff and students to access available software which has been arranged for UBC and APSC community, including many free tools via Microsoft Imagine. Visit our Software Catalogue for more details. Contact the IT @ APSC team for more information about our teaching services or consultation on your initiative.
APSC Centre for Instructional Support (CIS)
The Applied Science CIS team helps APSC faculty utilize learning technologies and incorporate pedagogical best practices in their teaching.
The APSC CIS team have staff that specialize in instructional methods, Team-Based Learning, and course design. They also provide support for teaching tools (such as Connect, Camtasia, Video Production, i>Clickers, iPeer and Scantrons) and consultation for many Capstone Design courses, Laboratory courses, and Engineering Sciences courses. To request assistance email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by their office in CEME1214.
The CIS team also works closely with APSC designated Learning Technology Rovers to assist with course development, studio production, training and many other support.
Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT)
The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) focuses on professional development in teaching and learning, integration of technology into teaching and learning, development and delivery of distance education courses and programs and other technology-enhanced learning opportunities and, through the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL), scholarly approaches to curriculum and pedagogy.
As a centrally provisioned service unit, CTLT offers APSC faculty and staff additional services and can work with the Applied Science CIS group on your teaching and learning needs.
Key services include:
For Curriculum and Course Services include
- Consultation and Support
- Development and Implementation
- Research and Evaluation
CTLT also offers a variety of programs that are open to all members of the UBC community. While some have specific audiences in mind, there are a diverse range of events such as workshops, sessions, networking events, and speakers series for faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, teaching assistants, heads, and directors.
Learning Technology Hub (LT Hub)
The Learning Technology Hub is a central resource where faculty and staff can explore the learning technology tools available to them at UBC—for use in traditional classrooms, blended courses, and fully online learning.
The LT Hub site recommends effective tools for different learning technology uses, provides guidance on using the supported educational tools (including Connect), explains how to contact support groups, and shares project updates and governing decisions related to teaching with technology.
Learning technology uses examples:
- Content Authoring
- Content Delivery
- Peer-Based Assessments
- Feedback & Surveys
- Course Evaluations
- Video Conferencing
- Faculty examples of innovative ways of using learning technologies
- Creating Portfolios to assemble and display academic work and accomplishments
Educational Media Support
Educational Media Support from UBC Studios is provided to all UBC faculty and staff at no cost for eligible teaching projects.
UBC Studios located centrally on campus provide many free resources to enhance your teaching such as:
- Media Consultation
- DIY Spaces
- DIY Support Session
- DIY Online Resource
- Emerging Media
Some of the DIY available studios for faculty/staff include:
- One-Button Studio
- Lightboard Studio
- Virtual Reality Lab
- Production Studio Space
The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology works collaboratively with faculty members and instructional support units to provide technology tools for your learning environment. Find out more about some of the technology tools available.
The Learning Spaces Team works together to improve existing spaces and create new spaces across UBC’s Vancouver campus. These new or improved learning spaces feature innovative AV systems, collaborative furniture, and other amenities that support UBC’s Flexible Learning priorities and generally enhance the teaching and learning environment. Visit the Buildings and Classrooms page to see a full inventory of general use classrooms at UBC.
New Faculty and Instructional Staff
Resources for new faculty, instructors and teaching assistants are available from Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT).