SoilWeb200 Educational Tool Goes to UBC Wiki

TitleSoilWeb200 Educational Tool Goes to UBC Wiki
Faculty/College/UnitLand & Food Systems
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

The SoilWeb200 educational tool (, was originally developed in 2003 for UBC’s APSI 200— Introduction to Soil Science course, but over the years, it become adopted by 16 UBC courses as well as additional 17 courses across Canada and internationally, contribution to about 2,000 students per year. Even though the current use of the nine-year old SoilWeb200 is still strong, its outdated mode of delivery, the lack of communication and collaboration layer, and the lack of support for mobile devices and the new generation of web browsers will inevitably lead to decrease of its use. Hence, we are proposing to (1) update the SoilWeb200 web platform with simpler, modern and mobile friendly interface and (2) migrate the SoilWeb200 content to UBC Wiki (standard open platform that can be accessed with UBC’s campus wide login — CWL and that provides ongoing material development). In the long-term, this will assure sustainability of the SoilWeb200 resource in terms of content accuracy and relevancy by opening the material to editing by community of UBC faculty and students.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2013/2014
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorMaja Krzic
Year 1: Funded Amount31,259
Year 1: Team Members

Maja Krzic, Applied Biology, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Novak Rogic, Manager, Web Strategy, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Will Engle, Teaching and Learning Strategist, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Chris Crowley, Instructional Designer / Project Manager, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

Project Report13-048-Krzic-Final-WEB.pdf