Research areas

  • Accessible Graphics, Computing Education, Educational Technology, Information Visualisation and Interaction

Biography

Matt is a Senior Lecturer and researcher within the Faculty of Information Technology. His research interests lay in three primary areas:

Matt's PhD focused on investigating student learning issues in programming and was awarded the Faculty of Information Technology Doctoral Medal for best PhD thesis in 2010. Since then he has continued to focus on initiatives to improve the student experience, including an Australian Council of Deans in ICT funded national study reporting on the experiences of first year ICT students.

Matt is also part of a team working on improving the provision of accessible graphics for vision impaired students. This OLT funded project investigates both improvements to process, and also how emerging technologies can be used to create new types of accessible graphics. Technologies such as 3D printing and low-cost electronics have the potential to provide new types of accessible graphics more quickly and with the ability to create new meaningful user experiences that can improve the educational experience.

Community service

Head, Phoenix College (Monash University Non Residential College Program)

Monash teaching commitment

Dr Matt Butler has experience as the Chief Examiner for the following units in the Faculty of IT:

  • FIT1034 Principles of computer graphics
  • FIT2049 Games programming with C++
  • FIT2071 Foundations of C++
  • FIT3020 Information visualisation
  • FIT3027/FIT4039 Android and iOS development
  • FIT3146/FIT4146 Emergent technologies and interfaces

Matt has experience as the Lecturer for the following units in the Faculty of IT:

  • FIT1034 Principles of computer graphics
  • FIT2071 Foundations of C++
  • FIT3146/FIT4146 Emergent technologies and interfaces

Matt is also the Major Lead for the Games Development major within the Bachelor of Information Technology.

 

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