The Office of Learning Technology (OLT) is committed to strengthening learning and teaching experiences at UBC by supporting technology-enabled environments. We apply sound learning and teaching principles to the development and delivery of distance education courses. Our office also works collaboratively with academic and administrative units throughout UBC to provide support for new innovations in educational technology. To find out more about OLT, visit the About section of this website.
OLT partners with the UBC Faculties to offer distance courses to students who prefer alternative (technology-enabled) learning modes, seek scheduling flexibility and/or are unable to come to campus. These courses enable students to balance their educational, professional and personal lives, and students can choose from a wide selection of online and print courses.
OLT collaborates with faculty support organizations, academic service areas and technology providers in order to facilitate knowledge-transfer, best practice development and community-building. These programs and activities encourage effective technology-enhanced learning and teaching amongst colleagues and peers through professional development training and support opportunities.
OLT works collaboratively with academic and administrative units throughout UBC to support the use of technology in learning and teaching environments, both on campus and online, with the end goal of improving and enhancing the student learning experience. Our current roster of projects includes e-portfolios, learning objects, weblogs and wikis.