Dr. Mitchell started working at USF in 1992 in the Learning and Instruction doctoral program. He teaches a wide range of courses: Applied Statistics, Cognitive Psychology, Multimedia Learning, Motivation, and Creativity. With the advent of the Digital Technologies for Teaching and Learning online program he will be teaching 2 of the 10 courses in this new program.
Dr. Mitchell has been involved with integrating technology into the student learning experience for many years. He received the first "Grand Award" for technology innovation given by the CIT in 2003. In 2011 Tracy Seeley (English Department) and Mathew were asked to help create a new Center for Teaching Excellence at USF. In 2012 the Center opened and is growing rapidly to meet a wide range of faculty development needs including how to better integrate technology into the learning experience.
For the past decade, however, he has focused almost exclusively on issues surrounding the effective use of multimedia learning. As an educator he has an experienced background flipping courses, creating multimedia-based presentations, and designing e-learning experiences.
Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara
Co-Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
Student motivation to learn
Mitchell, M. (2005). Student-generated multimedia. In C.
Howard, J. Botcher, L. Justice, K. Schenk, P. Rogers, & G.A.
Berg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of
Distance Learning (1693-1702). Hershey, PA: IDEA
Mitchell, M. (2004). Making
educational multimedia. San Francisco, CA: Author.
Mitchell, M. (2003). Constructing multimedia: Benefits of
student-generated multimedia on learning. Interactive Multimedia Electronic
Journal of Computer-Enhanced Learning, 5(1). Accessed at
Mitchell, M. (2002). Constructing analysis of variance (ANOVA).
Journal of Computers in
Mathematics and Science Teaching, 21(4), 381-410.
Mitchell, M. (2000). Listening to
creativity: Conversations with performing artists in the Bay
Area. San Francisco, CA: Author.
Mitchell, M. (2000). Excel to the
rescue: A guide describing the what, when, where, how, and whys for
using Microsoft Excel as an educational tool. San Francisco,
Mitchell, M. (2000). Acrobat to
the rescue. San Francisco, CA: Author.
Mitchell, M. (1999). Mastermind
mathematics: Logic, strategies, and proofs. Berkeley, CA:
Key Curriculum Press.
Mitchell, M. (1997). The use of spreadsheets in constructing
statistical understanding. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and
Science Teaching, 16(2/3), 201-222.