UDG Agora Featured in JIBC News

Published today on as news on Justice Institute of British Columbia (JOBC) web site, is a story featuring the UDG Agora project, JIBC supports student-centred mobile learning at the Universidad de Guadalajara.


Helping university professors in Mexico integrate student-centred mobile learning strategies into their courses is the goal of a customized professional development program delivered by the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC).

In July, 315 professors from Mexico’s Universidad de Guadalajara (UdeG) began a six-month program co-developed between UdeG and JIBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI).

Through the program, professors will learn about leading practices in student-centred learning and have a hands-on opportunity to experiment and creatively use various technologies and applications they feel would be applicable in the courses they teach.

JIBC was approached by UdeG to create the program at the recommendation of Dr. Tony Bates, an international leader in the planning and management of e-learning and distance education.

“It’s exciting for us to be developing and implementing this kind of program that really draws on JIBC’s strengths in developing and applying technology to enhance student access to post-secondary education,” said Tannis Morgan, Associate Dean of JIBC’s CTLI. “It’s wonderful to partner with the staff in the CIEP at the Universidad de Guadalajara, who are committed to innovation at their large public university comprised of 15 campuses and over 100,000 students.”

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