Silvina P. Hillar is an Italian citizen who has been teaching English since 1993. She has always had a great interest in teaching, writing, and composition techniques and has done a lot of research on this subject. She has been exploring mind mapping and using it for more than 10 years in order to embed it into teaching.
She is an English Teacher, a Certified Legal Translator (English/Spanish) and has a Post graduate Degree in Education (graduated with Honors).
She has been working in several schools and institutions with native English speaking students, and as an independent consultant for many international companies in the capacity of an Interpreter, Translator, and Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Course Designer.
She has always had a passion for technological devices concerning education. Formerly, videos and cassettes were a must in her teaching lessons; the computer was, and still is, playing a big role. Her brother, Gastón C. Hillar, designed some programs and games for her teaching. Lately, she has been teaching using Moodle and Web 2.0. She believes that one of the most amazing challenges in education is bridging the gap between classic education and modern technologies.
She has been doing a lot of research on multimedia assets that enhance teaching and learning through VLE platforms. She tries to embed the learning of students through new resources that are appealing and innovative for them. Thus, multimedia stimulates different thinking skills as well as multiple intelligences.
She has authored two more books at Packt Publishing, which are Moodle 1.9: The English Teacher's Cookbook and Moodle 2.0 Multimedia Cookbook.