Extend our academic reputation for educational excellence through the advancement of our digital teaching and learning information systems ecosystem.

1. Create a flexible digital ecosystem of teaching and learning spaces, services, and systems by:

  • Re-inventing learning spaces to meet evolving faculty, student, and researcher needs
  • Delivering intuitive, consistent client interface experiences and standardized classroom technologies
  • Applying information systems to deliver on the promise of a seamless multi-campus environment
  • Building a sustainable economic model for renewal of classroom and learning technologies
  • Pushing the convergence of audio-visual and computer technology
  • Ensuring media storage and delivery mechanisms are available and accessible
  • Building consistent support models across all three campuses
  • Creating a consistent classroom experience for faculty and students

2. Accelerate implementation of information systems that drive pedagogical improvements by:

  • Implementing a unified digital asset management service
  • Establishing agile information systems to enable quick integration of new and innovative systems
  • Developing processes for integrating new external systems and services
  • Enabling greater student interaction with faculty in both the physical and virtual classrooms
  • Ensuring our technology infrastructure can deliver the service requirements of new pedagogical demands
  • Creating and supporting learning analytics to improve student experience and learning outcomes
  • Creating the ability to record and replay teaching experiences in all teaching spaces in a consistent manner throughout SFU
  • Implementing active learning classrooms that are student-centered, appropriately technology-rich learning environments
  • Continuing to incorporate our mobile strategy into teaching and learning
  • Offering alternatives to popular external services that do not meet legislative compliance constraints


3. Develop partnerships with the academic community by:

  • Ensuring support for educational technology is approachable, transparent, and available
  • Co-developing innovations with faculty, researchers, and students by hosting virtual and physical prototype environments for new teaching and learning technology
  • Collaborating with faculty and researchers to partner on educational technology research projects that improve learning outcomes and advance pedagogy
  • Extending partnerships with educational and academic technology groups at other Universities, provincial organizations, and national consortia