Meet Afsaneh Sharif from UBC
This post contributed by Janine Hirtz, UBC Okanagan
Tell us a bit about where you work and what you do
I am a Senior Instructional Designer and Project Manager at University of British Columbia. I am interested in implementing research findings into practice and manage the development and delivery of quality online and blended courses and projects. I work closely with faculty members to apply sound instructional design principles to their online courses and ensure that course design and development meet best practice standards, accommodate for diverse learning styles, and incorporate appropriate educational technologies in facilitating and assessing active student learning.
How long have you been involved in teaching and learning and educational technology?
More than 17 years.
What is one thing you really love about the work you do?
I really like that I am making (along with my colleagues) an impact on the community where I work.
How long have you been a member of ETUG? (Since what year?)
More than 10 years
What do you like best about this community and its activities, or if you are new to ETUG, what do you look forward to as a member?
Sharing ideas, resources and ongoing professional development, annual workshops, institutional reports and updates.
What would you like ETUG to provide more of in terms of benefits/value to members? Any input or help you want to ask members to provide?
Sharing more promising practices, creating more communities of practice, collaboration on research (including presentation and articles) and student involvement/engagement.
Are you looking to collaborate with others in any special areas of interest? If so, please tell us more!
Yes, I am interested in quality assurance/enhancement (in course design and teaching) for online, blended and face to face courses.