“Technology in Higher Education”

Dr. Kathy Schmidt
Director, Faculty Innovation Center (FIC) for the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin

Wednesday, June 4, 2008
5:45 p.m. – Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. – Presentation

Dr. Kathy Schmidt and Juan Garcia from the University of Texas Faculty Innovation Center (FIC). Based in the Cockrell School of Engineering, the FIC¹s mission is to provide faculty with effective instructional tools and strategies.

Dr. Schmidt and Mr. Garcia will discuss how new technology is being integrated and utilized both inside and outside the classroom to benefit student learning techniques. The discussion will include a diverse overview of modern educational tech tools and focus on how products like tablet PCs, podcasts, and web-based software are helping shape higher education.

Kathy J. Schmidt, Ph.D. is the director of the Faculty Innovation Center (FIC) for the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. In this position, she promotes the College of Engineering’s commitment to finding ways to enrich teaching and learning.

Schmidt works in all aspects of education including design and development, faculty training, learner support, and evaluation. She has over twenty years experience in designing technology-based education in higher education, K-14, the military, and the private sector.

Schmidt has teaching experience in television production, teaching methodology, instructional design, and foundations of instructional technology at the university and community college level, has published in the areas of instructional design and technology-based instruction, and has served as a consultant to a variety of educational and private sector organizations.