Paul Resta to speak on the Internet of Things and Education

Interdisciplinary research,
education and capacity building

30 Nov 2016

Prof. Paul Resta of UT Austin will give a presentation on December 7, 2016 at FCT/UNL.

The Internet of Things and Education:
How the ubiquitous connection of physical objects will transform pedagogy and policy

Paul Resta
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin

Time and location:

December 7, 2:00 pm, Seminar Room, Departamento de Informática, Building II, FCT/UNL


As we move toward a state of ubiquitous connectedness, it is important that educators understand how the Internet of Things (IoT) may be used to optimize benefits to learners. This presentation will discuss (1) current trends of IoT in education and its implications for pedagogy, practice, and policy; and (2)  the role of educators in helping to shape  policy in order to maximize gains and minimize the risks of IoT in education.


Paul RestaProfessor Paul Resta
Ruth Knight Millikan Centennial Professorship in Learning Technology
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
The University of Texas at Austin

Professor Resta teaches advanced graduate courses in learning technology, instructional systems design, online learning, technology planning, and computer-supported collaborative learning at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the Founding President of the International Society for Technology in Education, the world's largest educational technology organization, and also served as President of the International Council for Computers in Education. Dr. Resta currently serves as the President of the International Jury for the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education and was recently honored by the UNESCO Director-General for his leadership at the award ceremony in Paris.

Recent professional activities include: General and Local Chair of the 2016 International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies; Co-Founder and Chair of National Collaborative for Digital Equity; Principal Investigator of the Presidential Timeline project funded by the U.S. National Archives; Principal Investigator of Agent-Based Simulation Environment for Math Success in Secondary Education; Organizer and Chair of the First Invitational Summit on Educational Data Visualization, May, 2014.  Dr. Resta also has served on a number of national and international advisory boards including Microsoft Corporation's Partners in Learning program, Blackboard Corporation's National Advisory Council, and as a member of the board of the International Laboratory of Advanced Educational Technologies.