Teaching & Learning Technologies

Senior Management

Marianne Schroeder

Associate Director, Course and Learning Technologies

Marianne works with a talented group of people who collaborate with UBC faculty and instructional support staff to assess technology needs, build or implement tools or infrastructure that enhance student learning and assist in the evaluation of teaching, and provide support to users of these technologies. She also supports institutional research related to student evaluation of teaching and learning technologies.

Derek White

Senior Manager, Learning, Application and Analytics
mobile: 6043764713
work phone: 6048275303

Derek manages the learning applications team charged with developing and piloting innovative, disruptive learning technologies as well as managing integration of learning applications into UBC’s centrally managed learning eco-system. The team is also responsible for producing reports and conducting analytics on teaching and learning activity and evaluation data. In addition, Derek is jointly responsible for managing UBC’s LMS (Connect) environment.

Team (listed alphabetically)

David Brabbins

Programmer Analyst

David is currently developing custom themes and plugins for WordPress.

Noureddine Elouazizi

Strategist, Teaching and Learning Technologies

Letitia Englund

UX/UI Analyst

Letitia is a UX/UI Analyst specializing in the user-facing side of learning applications. She provides user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) guidance to improve online teaching and learning experiences for instructors and students in a variety of CTLT-supported tools. Letitia also enjoys running, hiking with her duck toller dog, and making stuffed animals from socks.

Kyle Gailling

IT Support Analyst

Andrew Gardener

Programmer Analyst

Andrew develops and maintains various internal and open source CTLT projects such as iPeer and ComPAIR. He likes exploring new technologies and finding interesting ways to integrate into existing tools or create new ones. Andrew enjoys video games, sci-fi, anime, and other nerdy things.

Kerri Hu

Support Coordinator

Kerri has recently graduated from Statistics and Economics at the University of British Columbia. She provides technical support for Clicker and TLEF Application Process. She is also an internal IT support at CTLT. Kerri enjoys hiking and going on road trips.

Edwin Hui

Course Support Lead: Support Analyst, Course Operations

Under the Course Operations team, Edwin provides instructional and course maintenance support for fully online and blended courses across different faculties and disciplines. In addition, he also provides learners with technical and exam support throughout the term. He represents the team at the CTLT/IT Learning Technology Hub providing just-in-time support for all faculty instructors and distance learning students.

Kalev Hunt

Instructional Support Analyst

Kalev is the Instructional Technologies Analyst for Science and Pharmaceutical Sciences, primarily supporting instructors in their use of Connect but also assisting with a variety of other learning technologies. Kalev has been involved in supporting and developing learning technologies since the late 1990s, when he created and led WebCT’s support team and helpdesk. Kalev also spent 7 years as the Online Learning Coordinator for the Faculty of Land & Food Systems at UBC.

Nina Kessler

Support Analyst

Nina provides support and training on CourseEval and Turnitin for faculty and staff. She likes to explore how to connect users with their technologies in a better way. She enjoys learning about art, science and technology. She has skills in technical communication and design.

Joseph Khalil

Senior Web Designer/Programmer

Joseph is a member of the Course Design, Production & Support team (CDPS). He is responsible for overseeing web programming projects and for taking the lead in the training and documentation of web-based efficiency tools/plugins related to the design and maintenance of distance, flexible and blended learning courses, as well as the research, design, and development of these tools. He also designs and implements the development of CSS templates for faculty needs. He ensures efficiency, sustainability and high quality for all course designs while meeting W3 and accessibility standards. He helps streamline the web development process, providing consistency for online course design and delivery.

Marie Krbavac

Strategist, Learning Technology Environment Renewal Project

Marie is engaged with the Learning Technology Environment Renewal Project to strategize and implement the process for gathering functional requirements from UBC faculty and students for the core of UBC’s learning technology environment. This will be done through consulting with Faculty and students university-wide to determine their teaching and learning requirements, evaluating the pilot, and supporting the integration process. With a background in educational development and instructional design, Marie enjoys inspiring people to implement new approaches to support teaching and learning.

Justin Leong

Programmer Analyst

Justin works on development of an education software platform used by UBC and a large number of other institutions. He previously developed web applications that ranged from aggregating gene-disease relationships to analyzing workplace productivity. Outside of work, Justin enjoys running, hanging out with friends, and analyzing science fiction films.

Pan Luo

Programmer Analyst

Pan supports CoursEval and WeBWorK and serves as internal IT support at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. He also develops application plug-ins for system integration and web applications. Pan is interested in exploring and utilizing new technologies in learning environments.

Scott McMillan

Systems Analyst

Scott currently works on administering, integrating and piloting open source learning technologies within UBC’s learning eco-system. He has a particular focus on standards based learning analytics solutions using xAPI / Caliper, and works on the CTLT Learning Record Store. With over 15 years working with Open Source technology he is pretty sold on the concept.

Novak Rogic

Manager, Web Strategy

Novak Rogic is the Web Strategist, leading the web projects that emphasize content sharing and republishing. He would love to show you how functional your website could be and firmly believes that “less is more”. He (barely) blogs and (rarely) publishes photos.

Richard Tape

Programmer Analyst II

Richard develops WordPress plugins and themes to help people share and publish content across the University. He is a WordPress core contributor who fully embraces the open-source nature of the platform and believes it can provide a solid foundation for developing new and innovative teaching and learning systems.

Anne-Rae Vasquez

Manager, Course Operations

Anne-Rae manages Course Operations for CTLT supported courses across faculties and disciplines including UBCx MOOCs and PE courses. Her core responsibility is to ensure the implementation, delivery, maintenance, instructional and learner support for distance and flexible (blended and online) courses meet the desirable outcomes and timelines for the teaching and learning needs of the faculty and department. As lead instructional support for the team, she liaises with Faculty, FL Liaisons and Instructional Support Staff to ensure high standards in the support and delivery of UBC and UBCx courses. She sits on the edX Operations team, UBC Learning and Technology Ecosystem Working Group, and CTLT Cross Team committee. In addition, she designs and programs courses, researches new technologies related to online distance and blended learning and provides consultation and project management services in areas of course design, production & support.

Alison Wong

Support Analyst

Alison provides support for learning tools such as CoursEval and Turnitin. She works with Faculties to setup and implement the end of term evaluations, and provides training and support for faculty and instructional support staff for other learning tools.

Susan Wong

Operations Analyst

Chor Yuen Wong

Course Support Lead: Support Analyst, Course Operations

Under the Course Operations team, Chor Yuen provides instructional and course maintenance support for fully online and blended courses across different faculties and disciplines. In addition, he also provides learners with technical and exam support throughout the term. He represents the team at the CTLT/IT Learning Technology Hub providing just-in-time support for all faculty instructors and distance learning students.

Joe Zerdin

Support Analyst, Emerging Technologies

Joe loves technology. When something new and shiny comes out he immediately evaluates it and starts to consider how it can be used to enhance teaching and learning. Joe primarily works on implementing and supporting iClickers and Blackboard Collaborate, but usually has his hands in various technological pots.

Abdel Azim Zumrawi, PhD

P.Stat, Statistician

Abdel Azim is responsible for the development of statistical methodology and the analysis of teaching and learning data, including LMS generated data and evaluation of teaching. He also works with other researchers and CTLT staff providing statistical support on the design and analysis of studies on teaching and learning. Abdel Azim is an adjunct faculty in the department of forest resources management.