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Elizabeth Donnelly

Masters' Student
Curriculum & Pedagogy

Hi! I'm Elizabeth... sometimes Beth... but never Liz! I am currently a M. Ed in Media and Technology Education Studies at UBC. I have a vast background in design and digital technology. I have experience designing instructional products and studying learning interactions for various classroom implementations, as well as various corporate training environments, both in person and through online delivery. I'm very familiar with the structure of online eLearning development as it pertains to curriculum creation for various learning platforms and learning management systems. I also hold an Advanced Diploma in Advertising & Graphics from Durham College with a focus on graphics and print design. Additionally, I have a B. Ed in Communications Technology Education from Queen’s University and an HBA in Adult Education and Digital Technology from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. ​ I hold a professional designation as a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) and have previously worked in graphics and production of multiple national magazines as well as a former high school communication technology educator. ​ When I'm not at my computer, you can find me in an arena teaching learn-to-skate courses as I have skated both competitively and recreationally for more than 30 years. Busy, Busy, Busy! But I wouldn't have it any other way!

Research Interests

As an experienced educator with a passion for design and technology, I am excited to be apart of the DFP CREATE program. My professional background includes elements of competitive sport, graphic design and advertising, teaching (both physically in a classroom and in an arena), and synchronous and asynchronous eLearning creation and delivery. My research interests include universal design for learning, educational technology, instructional design and assistive technologies. The multidisciplinary approach of DFP provides opportunities for various perspectives throughout the teams. I’m excited to delve further into the focus on human-centered design as I believe it is essential to prioritize the needs and perspectives of learners when designing technologies. This inevitably leads to more effective and impactful solutions. I am also very interested in the collaborative and cross-functional opportunities available in the program, as differing perspectives are important to the development and implementation of these programs.