Investing in Student Learning with Digital Tools and Multi-Media

Digital multi-media and tools are being used in today’s education to support new findings about the learning process, which suggest giving the student a more active role in managing their own learning. Digital media presentation, however, can also impede learning by distracting learners with inessential elements and by mixing too many media, causing cognitive overload.
This lecture focuses on the pedagogies and discoveries that support the successful use of digital media, both to enhance learning and to allow students more flexibility and greater control over their own learning.

When:  10th July, 14:30
Where:  U.Porto Media Innovation Labs

Hillary Hart Dr. Hillary Hart is the inaugural director of the Faculty Innovation Center (FIC) at the University of Texas at Austin. The Center is geared toward harnessing recent advances in technology and in pedagogical research to help shape the future of undergraduate education at UT-Austin and beyond. As Distinguished Sr. Lecturer in Engineering Communication at UT Austin, Hillary has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental and risk communication, technical communication, engineering and research ethics, and the social impact of technology. Hillary came to UT Austin in 1987 and has served the University community in many capacities, including as chair of Faculty Council. She also served as president of the international Society for Technical Communication in 2011-2012. UT Austin recently honored Hillary with the 2015 Civitatis award.