Viewpoints is a new series of events that will allow faculty, students, others to join members of LDDI in exploring a range of pedagogical issues relating to teaching and learning with technology. New events with unique topics will take place about once per month, and each will include a panel of at least one faculty member, one student, and one LDDI Learning Designer. Each session will be followed by a blog post capturing salient ideas shared among panelists and participants. A comment section is available to encourage continued discussion among participants and the wider community.


The purpose of these sessions is to invite the academic community (faculty, staff, students) to participate in civil discourse on current topics that involve teaching and learning with technology. This is an opportunity to engage in collaborative argumentation in which the group of attendees explore and critique different ideas about the topic to build a deeper understanding. To encourage everyone to be a part of this collaboration, please:

  • Be respectful
  • Don’t make it personal
  • Think critically and reflectively about the ideas presented and build on them

Bring your viewpoints to these interactive sessions! We encourage members of the UBC community to attend and actively take part in the discussions, or else come simply as a silent spectator and watch the conversation unfold.

Respectful Debate

Respectful Environment: The Faculty of Education and UBC seek to foster an environment in which respect, civility, diversity, opportunity and inclusion are valued. We ask that all participants adhere to the principles outlined in the UBC Respectful Environment Statement and UBC’s Resources for Respectful Debate.


Upcoming Sessions

An Inter-Institutional Action on Climate Change: Where Church and Military Leadership Meet

Wednesday, February 21 | 12pm – 1:00pm
This interactive Viewpoint session is an extension of our collaborative podcast series titled, An Inter-Institutional Action on Climate Change, where thought leaders in social institutions engage in dialogue to discover transformative learning opportunities to address climate change.


Stories Rooted in Healing the Planet

Friday, March 1st | 12pm – 1:30pm
In this interactive Viewpoint session, Stories Rooted in Healing the Planet, our panelists Dr. Elin Kelsey, Dr. Sara Florence Davidson and Dr. Bonny Norton with Dr. Liam Dohorty share their unique perspectives and approaches to children’s books that weave in themes of climate justice, the environment, animals, and more.

Past Sessions

Academic Integrity and AI

April 26th, 2023

Indigeneity Accessibility And Technology

March 29th, 2023

The ‘universal’ in UDL

February 28th, 2023

Technology and Accessible Learning: Adaptation, Augmentation, and Invention

September 29th, 2022

Teaching with Care

October 7th, 2021

Antiracism and Education

June 29th, 2021

Managing Classroom Culture and Community in Online Learning

May 20th, 2021

Academic Integrity in the Online Classroom: Traditional Practices and New Challenges

April 21st, 2021

Cameras on, Cameras off?

March 25, 2021


If you have suggestions for future Viewpoints topics or if you’d like to volunteer to be a future panelist, let us know!