The Educational Technologies Centre provides support to faculty and students in becoming more familiar with current and emerging technologies. The Centre focuses on the integration of online and face-to-face delivery methods by supporting the design, development and maintenance of education materials. We provide pedagogical support as well as training and technical support for many different hardware and software tools throughout GPRC, including Moodle, Blackboard Collaborate, and SMART Board.
Our Centre leads teaching, learning, and educational technologies at GPRC, fostering a culture of excellence and innovation throughout the institution and community.
We will champion and promote quality education by: offering professional development services offering course development services providing learning technologies and classroom training that support student-centred teaching and learning at GPRC
Who We Are
Photos © GPRC, 2016. Taken by Kat Ormay.
Anna holds a Master’s Degree in Education specializing in Educational Technologies from the University of Calgary. While in university, Anna began the development of an Online Course Development Program. This program is facilitated by Anna as a certificate program offered at GPRC for faculty and staff. As the Instructional Designer at GPRC, Anna works on online and blended course development, primarily developing learning activities, consulting, training and providing professional development opportunities that support instructional technologies. She also supports Moodle and audio-conferencing requests and reviews online courses to ensure they meet Essential Quality Standards.
Ben holds a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Lethbridge (2012) and is certifed as a Moodle Course Creator by Open2Know. He spends the bulk of his time building new interactive learning activities, reviewing online course materials, working with instructors to improve their Moodle experience. He spends his free time on video games, reading and frisbee.
Jason is a GRPC alumnus and has extensive experience as a web developer.
In his current role as GPRC's Moodle Coordinator, Jason manages all aspects of the college’s learning management system. This role includes server management, group and one-on-one training, as well as supporting students, faculty and staff with any issues they may encounter.
Jason’s hobbies include robotics, fabricating electronic devices, woodworking, and cooking.
Dave is a long-time video and animation enthusiast with a microcomputer technician’s certificate from GPRC. As the GPRC Library’s Digital Production Technician, Dave provides specialized support for the application of numerous traditional and digital media forms for instructional use. Dave also supports students, instructors and staff with use of the library’s digital media equipment which is offered for loan or available for use in the Library’s Multimedia Lab.
Dave is a long-time video and animation enthusiast with a microcomputer technician’s certificate from GPRC. As GPRC’s Digital Resources Officer, Dave provides consultation and support for the use of traditional and digital media for instructional, study or research purposes.
Dave also provides editing, transfer, conversion and formatting services for physical and digital media to GPRC students, instructors and staff.
Dave has been overseeing academic copyright compliance at GPRC since 2003. He is available for consultation on a wide range of educational copyright issues.
Katalin (Kat) Ormay
Kat holds a B. Sci. in Geology. She has been working at the GPRC library for 14 years, primarily responsible for the periodicals collections as well as providing circulation and reference services. Kat is an accomplished and award-winning photographer and expert user of various photo and graphic image editing software programs. As an Educational Technologies team member she uses her skills developing promotional and marketing materials; designing original graphics, or editing and customizing images for specific uses. Kat can help with photography-related tasks. She can also provide support with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional or open-source image editing programs, and help with presentation preparation.
As a geologist, she takes part in Peace Region palaeontology explorations and is known for her community outreach activities in the fields of geology and palaeontology.