The Teaching and Learning Centre’s facilities, research and training initiatives, support faculty and staff with learning and incorporating new technologies for use in the classroom, online environments, research projects and web publishing. It facilitates the learning, development and delivery of education curriculum through online technology-enhanced methods with faculty input supporting scholarly approaches to pedagogy.
Teaching and Learning Centre Services
The Teaching and Learning Centre is located in Room 201, on the second floor in the north building of Emily Carr University. The Centre has 4 workstations, a video editing suite, a variety of software tools, a printer and a scanner. Laptops may also be brought in.
- Emily Carr’s Moodle online course management system
- Emily Carr’s Blogging Services – uses the WordPress multisite system for course, faculty, department, and research blogs
- Emily Carr’s Wiki – uses the MediaWiki system for delivering courses and institutional information
- Emily Carr’s iTunesU site – podcasting services for events and lectures
- Emily Carr’s YouTube Channel – on the social video publishing service
- Emily Carr’s Vimeo Channel – on the social video publishing service
- Emily Carr’s ECUPS Services – educational video recording/publishing/broadcasting service.
Liaisons with Emily Carr’s IT department to plan programs, upgrade/install new systems and set priorities for the Centre.
Works one-on-one with faculty and staff to introduce them to a broad range of computer applications and instructional tools related to curriculum delivery and research or assist in solving problems that have been encountered.
Introduces faculty to the course management system Moodle, used at ECU for the development and delivery of online courses and the WordPress blogging system for personal and departmental blogs. Assists faculty with software and content issues during the development process to ensure the effective organization, presentation and layout of material.
Investigates new and emerging computer applications that could potentially enhance curriculum delivery. Assesses these tools on a practical and pedagogical level with a view to the integration of these learning technologies into the curriculum.
Organizes and delivers demos and small group workshops on current and emerging computer applications that can be employed in art, media and design research or curriculum development and delivery. Prepares documentation to support the use of these applications and tools.
The Teaching and Learning Centre gratefully acknowledge that the Emily Carr University of Art + Design exists on unceded Coast Salish territories.