About

The Learning Design & Digital Innovation (LDDI) unit supports the design, development and deployment of innovative teaching practices in the Faculty of Education.

LDDI is a hub of innovation and creativity, and is here to help instructors create engaging learning experiences for their students. We do this by supporting instructors with new learning technologies, and with curriculum and instructional design.

Our goal is to enable quality instruction in classroom, blended, and distance modalities, and we offer workshops and training focused on technology-enhanced teaching and learning. The LDDI team helps instructors think creatively and push the boundaries using new tools, or new ways of applying tools and resources, so that they can get the most impact from their teaching.

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Staff Profiles

(in alphabetical order)

Jamilee Baroud, PhD

Curriculum and Evaluation Consultant
jamilee.baroud@ubc.ca | 604.827.2114

Jamilee provides academic, curricular, and instructional designing services and leadership in the implementation, analysis, and dissemination of evaluation for learning initiatives in the LDDI unit. She also works in collaboration with the Edith Lando Virtual Learning Centre to ensure that principles of EDID are effectively interwoven, and mobilized in educational materials. She is co-lead of the Learning Analytics Working Work and the Sustainability Working Group. Her teaching and research interests engage the intersections of equity and technology integration in teacher education instruction, curriculum and pedagogy.

Primary contact for:
Bachelor of Education, Rural and Remote, West Kootenay Teacher Education (WKTEP), Indigenous Teacher Education (NITEP), and Indigenous Education programs.


Natasha Boškić, PhD

Director, Learning Design
natasha.boskic@ubc.ca | 604.822.1831

Natasha considers the direction the Faculty of Education will go in relation to innovation and good practices in teaching and learning approaches, in alignment with the strategic goals of the Faculty and of the University. She guides the rest of her team in supporting faculty and staff to enhance teaching and learning experiences, as well as planning and managing flexible educational initiatives. She teaches as a sessional lecturer in the MET program.


Gabrielle Coombs

Learning Designer
gabrielle.coombs@ubc.ca | 604.822.6333

Gabrielle is a passionate learning designer with a background in English as an Additional Language teaching, instructional design and work in the disability sector. In her design work, she specifically focuses on universal design for learning, accessibility and inclusive practices to improve learning experiences for learners of diverse abilities and backgrounds.

Primary contact for:
Early Childhood Education (ECE), Language and Literacy Education (LLED), English Language Institute (ELI), and French language programming.


Melodie Corbett

Marketing & Communications Assistant
melodie.corbett@ubc.ca

Melodie is passionate about facilitating clear communication between people and organizations. She supports the LDDI team by promoting the work and activities of the unit, making use of her expertise in graphic design, editing, and web and print communication strategies. Throughout her career, she has worked on various projects that involved education technology and digital learning design, and she is excited to help LDDI share their projects with the UBC community.


Maryam Danaei Ababin

Educational Technologist
maryam.danaeiababin@ubc.ca | 604.822.6333

Maryam completed an M.Ed. in Adult Learning and Education at UBC. She is particularly interested in the integration of technology into education as it makes learning and teaching accessible and engaging. Maryam supports the LDDI office in providing technical and technological assistance to faculty members, instructors, staff, and units within the Faculty of Education. Her areas of interest include learning design of online and blended courses, learning technologies, professional development, and community engagement.


Faeyza Mufti, MET

Manager, Learning Design
faeyza.mufti@ubc.ca | 604.822.3577

h a passion for quality and innovation, Faeyza leads and manages technology-enabled learning design initiatives at LDDI. She works with faculty to design courses for online and hybrid learning. Advocating student-centered approaches, she provides necessary guidance for incorporating technologies and building learning experiences that best meet the learning outcomes. Faeyza has a background in Computer Science, Project Management and is a graduate of the UBC MET program.

Primary contact for:
Master of Educational Technology (MET), Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS)


Christina Park

Learning Technology Rover
christina.park@ubc.ca | 604.822.6333

Christina provides support to faculty and staff members for issues related to educational technology, supporting services like Canvas and Zoom. For any request that comes her way, Christina takes the time to carefully understand the request and find the appropriate solution. She also supports other LDDI members with various projects and workshops, all focused on sharing educational technology with the UBC community.


Eduardo Rebagliati, MET

Learning Technology Specialist
eduardo.reba@ubc.ca | 604.827.0489

Eduardo has worked extensively with technology throughout his professional life in a wide variety of contexts including higher education, multimedia production, and advertising. He identifies, analyzes, and coordinates educational technology initiatives with other members of the LDDI team and educational stakeholders to maximize affordances in learning experiences. His interests include multimedia production, innovative technology-supported instruction, digital literacy, and learning experience design.


Kalisa Young

Learning Designer
kalisa.young@ubc.ca | 604.822.6333

Kalisa is an ardent advocate for literacy, equity, and inclusion in education, driven by the power of representation and multi-modality. She firmly believes in making learning an interactive journey that respects and reflects the diverse experiences of all students. Her fascination lies in reshaping the eLearning design space and harnessing technology to create novel, effective ways of learning. She is thrilled to join this team, where together, they will re-imagine and revolutionize the educational landscape.

Primary contact for:
Department of Educational Studies (EDST), Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy (EDCP), School of Kinesiology (KIN), International Office


Annual Report

Download our 2023-2024 Annual Report – The Year of New to learn more about our activities and achievements over the last year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archived Reports

2022-23


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