Type of entity
Authorized form of name
Learning and Instructional Development Centre
Parallel form(s) of name
Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules
Other form(s) of name
- Instructional Media Centre (1981–2001)
- Audio Visual Centre (1967–1981)
Identifiers for corporate bodies
Dates of existence
The Learning and Instruction Development Centre (LIDC) was a service unit that provided in-classroom technical assistance and support; worked with SFU departments to create multimedia educational productions (photographs, sound recordings, film and video); and offered training programs in new instructional techniques and methods.
LIDC had its origins in the Audio Visual Centre established in the Library in 1967. Headed by Walter Griba from 1967 to 1993, the AV Centre became an independent unit in 1973. It was renamed the Instructional Media Centre (IMC) in 1981, then LIDC in 2001. For most of its history, the unit reported to the VP Academic portfolio, with a short period (1986-1991) during which it was part of the VP Research group.
In 2010-11, LIDC was reorganized and its two core functions were separated out to two new units: the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC), focussed on instructional support services; and Creative Services, focussed on the creation of multimedia works supporting or highlighting SFU teaching, research, and programs. In 2014 Creative Services was renamed Creative Studio and became part of University Communications and Marketing.
- Audio Visual Centre (1967-1981)
- Instructional Media Centre (1981-2001)
- Learning and Instructional Media Centre (2001-2011)
- Walter Griba, Coordinator (1967-1973), Director (1973-1993)
- T. Greenwood, Director (1993-2000)
- William Glackman, Acting Director (2000-2001)
- David Kaufman, Director (2001-2008)
- Teaching and Learning Centre
- Creative Services / Creative Studio in University Communications and Marketing
For a visual representation of LIDC's administrative history data, see the appendix in the pdf finding aid for F-18, Learning Instructional Development Centre fonds.