Karen Belfer is a Project Manager/Course Developer with Distance Education & Technology (DE&T) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Coordinator of the UBC Campus wide ePortfolio Project. As a designer, she has developed projects in several faculties, including Rehabilitation Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, and History.
As the coordinator of the eportfolio project she has managed and facilitated the launch of five pilot projects and the UBC eportfolio community of practice.
Previously she worked for the Technical University of British Columbia (TechBC- SFU) where she designed and built a quality assurance structure for the development and delivery of on-line and mixed-mode courses. Karen did her Masters in Education at the Anahuac University in Mexico, where she taught for over 10 years. She is now working on her PhD from the Complutense University of Madrid. Karen has extensive experience in faculty training, research, development, design, implementation and evaluation of the use of technology in higher education. Her research interests are in the assessment of on-line social learning environments, learning objects and teamwork. She co-authored the paper "A Convergent Participation Model for Evaluation of Learning Objects". recently published in the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology.