Mar 2, 2020

Larry Bouthillier – Executive Director, Extended Learning for The University of British Columbia (UBC)

By PFM Search

PFM Executive is excited to announce that Larry Bouthillier has been appointed Executive Director, Extended Learning (ExL) with The University of British Columbia (UBC).

Larry was most recently the Senior Director of Digital Learning Initiatives at Brown University, where he was responsible for the planning, design and development of digital learning initiatives, programs and products, and for leading the Online Innovation Team.

Larry’s previous roles include Director of Online Learning at New England Institute of Technology; Director of Educational Technology & Multimedia Development at Harvard Business School; and Course Designer/Developer at the Harvard Extension School, where he remains an Adjunct Professor teaching Computer Science.

As the new Executive Director, Larry’s focus will be to continue to develop ExL’s portfolio of programs and support services aligned with Strategy 13: Practical Learning of the strategic plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century and to ensure UBC and ExL are well positioned to deliver the innovative programs that learners are demanding throughout various phases of their careers and lives.

A key part of ExL’s mandate is to collaborate with and support Faculties to develop programs and courses for non-degree learners. Collaborations already underway include the 11 proposals funded through the inaugural Online Learning Advancement Fund (OLAF) and, with the Department of Computer Science, the development of short courses for mid-career learners, through pilot funding from the Province of British Columbia.

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