Cyprien Lomas


Dr. Lomas is the Director of The Learning Centre and Assistant Dean, Learning Technologies in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) at the University of British Columbia where he oversees the integration of ICT, Instructional Support, and Teaching and Learning for the faculty. Ongoing initiatives include problem based learning, Blackboard support, and distance education. New projects include implementing student digital storytelling in core AgroEcology courses, incorporating emerging technologies into educational, administrative practices and several podcasting, digital storytelling and rich media projects. Current projects include studying practices associated with 'social software' and student created content; the use of social tags to assist in new ways of sorting through content contained in blogs and videoblogs; the use of visual media to communicate educational content; digital storytelling, podcasting and the incorporation of this media into e-portfolios; and formal, informal and virtual learning spaces. Dr. Lomas also serves on the Advisory Group for the production of the Educause Learning Initiative’s '7 things you should know..' series on emerging technologies.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Collaboration Tools
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    Students use technology in natural ways that allow them to do what they want: communicate with anyone they want, in the time and space that suits them best.

  • ELI Discovery Tool: Guide to Blogging
    • Policies, Guidelines, Plans and Procedures

    The ELI Discovery Tool: Guide to Blogging offers practical information about how blogging can be used in teaching and learning and walks users through the important considerations for implementation.

  • 7 Things You Should Know About Social Bookmarking
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    "7 Things You Should Know About... Social Bookmarking" addresses a community—or social—approach to identifying and organizing information on the Web.

EDUCAUSE Presentations



EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • ELI 7 Things You Should Know About Advisory Group
    • Member: 2010 - 2015
  • ELI 2008 Fall Focus Session Program Committee
    • Staff Liason: 2008
  • ELI 2007 Annual Conference Program Committee
    • Staff Liason: 2006 - 2007
  • ELI 2006 Annual Conference Program Committee
    • Staff Liason: 2005 - 2008
  • Constituent Group Leaders
    • Member: 2005 - 2015
  • NLII Program Committee
    • Member: 2004 - 2005