Sera Thornton

Sera Thornton
PhD in Biology, MIT

Learning Scientist and Teaching Consultant
University Center for Teaching and Learning
University of Pittsburgh

My current professional focus is on innovative ways of improving teaching and learning at Pitt. I am particularly interested in how we learn from visuals and multimedia.

Previously, as an MITx Digital Learning Lab Fellow in the MIT Department of Biology, I worked with a small team to bring the best of research-based digital learning to our students, and to learners all over the world. We collaborated with professors to augment on-campus biology courses, as well as to develop and implement Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on a global scale. My speciality within the team was creating and curating the graphics, animations, and video for these projects.