Presenter: Gabriella Powell

Teachers as Designers Within the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)

Workshop Description

The society puts high demands on teacher knowledge and competencies to integrate digital technologies and design into their daily practices. Building on teachers’ own needs and concerns, this workshop addresses the challenge for teachers as a community to be better prepared for and meet the societal challenge that digitalisation and user-centered design means for schools. The goal of this workshop is to encourage teachers to use multimedia design to enhance their students’ learning experiences in ways that enrich teachers’ time and improves students’ ability to learn.

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Bio: Gabriella is a Digital Designer born and raised in Johannesburg. She is a Digital Marketing Assistant at Project Isizwe with 2 years worth of experience in multimedia design and brand building. She graduated from Vega with a BA in Digital Design and from then on, worked for companies like Ilitha and Missing Link that needed help creating concepts and designing digital assets for their brand. Specialising in UI (User-Interface) and UX (User-experience) design, Gabriella uses her experience to identify and solve problems in a creative, intuitive and aesthetically-pleasing way. She looks forward to supporting educators in her workshops to build more multimedia-centered classrooms with new innovative design-centered instructional practices.