This is the second of a two-part series about online learner engagement. This week, instructional and eLearning designer Laureen Barry provides some tips on online course development and how to…
Maria, with a degree in biochemistry from the University of Victoria, spent 3 years working as a lab technician/assistant administrator for the UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Centre. She decided to leave her science roots and venture into the IT industry in July of 2006 when she joined the Udutu team as office manager.
Her background in science has made her a quick learner and has given her the organizational and problem solving skills needed to manage resources and projects. Within two years, Maria quickly moved into the VP of Operations role. She currently works directly to manage projects, staff, multimedia production resources, as well as assist in course development projects.
She also plays a key role in marketing and sales. Maria also served multiple terms on the Board of Directors of VIATeC, an organization developed to promote and enhance the development of the local advanced technology industry.