About my MET degree
I embarked on my University of British Columbia (UBC) Master of Educational Technology (MET) degree in January 2004. I had originally applied for September 2003, but one of my referees didn't get my reference in on time, and it delayed my start by one semester. My paternal grandmother was known to say, "Everything works out for the best", and although I was upset at the time, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. In late August 2003, my father was told that he was terminally ill with cancer, and he passed away on September 2. I don't think I would have been able to start my MET courses so soon after, so I thanked the unknown force that stayed the hand of my referee. Now that I am finished, I wish to dedicate my MET degree to my mom, who is my good friend and supports me to this day, and to my dad, who was a staunch supporter of education for women, especially his girls.
Click on the links to the right to view my work in the MET program. Note that many of these projects are represented in ETEC 590 Graduating Project, so if you're in a hurry, or to get an overview of my work in the program, click on ETEC 590 first.About the MET program
The MET program at UBC comprises 10 courses, four of which are
required. Click on the links below to find out about the program or to
read a course description for the courses that I took.
- The MET program
- ETEC 500 Research Methodology in Education (required)
- ETEC 510 Design of Technology Supported Learning Environments (required)
- ETEC 511 Foundations of Educational Technology (required)
- ETEC 512 Applications of Learning Theories to Instruction (required)
- ETEC 520 Planning and Managing Learning Technologies in Higher Education
- ETEC 530 Constructivist Strategies for E-Learning
- ETEC 533 Technology in the Mathematics and Science Classroom
- ETEC 540 Text Technologies: The Changing Spaces of Reading and Writing
Within the MET program, students may choose elective courses from other programs or institutions. I completed one course from Athabasca University (AU) in Alberta. Click on the links below to find out about AU or the course from the Educational Psychology department.