Barbara Berry

Educational Consultant

Curriculum and Instruction Division

Barbara Berry

Educational Consultant

Curriculum and Instruction Division

Biography

I received an MA in adult, administrative and higher education from the University of British Columbia, and a B.N.Sc. from Queen's University in Kingston, Ont. As an educational consultant, I have provided learning design services to the Faculty of Health Sciences since 2006. I supported the TechOne Program instructional teams between 2007 and 2010 and continue to consult with SIAT on course design and curriculum-related initiatives.

Activities

My interests include learning design; technology-supported, networked learning environments; and student assessment. My professional experience includes community planning, program evaluation, e-learning, facilitation, strategic planning and curriculum mapping in the public and private non-profit sectors. I am a member of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, and the Canadian Public Health Association, and hold a practising nursing licence with the College of Nurses of British Columbia.

Selected Publications

Ben Youssef, B., & Berry, B. (2011). Learning to think spatially in an undergraduate interdisciplinary design context: A case study. International Journal of Technology and Design Education.

Ben Youssef, B., Berry, B., & Sjoerdsma, M. (2012). Teaching first-year interdisciplinary students to use computational design software in the context of a spatial thinking course. InProceedings 2012 IEEE/IEDEC Interdisciplinary Engineering Design Education Conference. Santa Clara, CA. Selected as best conference paper.

Berry, B., McCracken, J., Dill, J., Sjoerdsma, M., Ben Youssef, B., & Erhan, H. (2009). Engaged faculty yields engaged students. Paper presented at the First Year in Focus Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Erhan, H. L., Ben Youssef, B., & Berry, B. (2012). Teaching spatial thinking in design computation contexts: Challenges and Opportunities. In Ning Gu and Ziangyu Wang (Eds.),Computational Design Methods and Technologies: Applications in CAD, CAM and CAE Education (chapter 21). IGI Global.

Erhan, H., Ben Youssef, B., Sjoerdsma, M., Dill, J., Berry, B., & McCracken, J. (2008). Spatial thinking and communicating: A course for first-year university students. In Proceedings 2008 CDEN/RCCI International Design Engineering Conference. Halifax, NS.