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About bryantanner

I'm obsessed with learning via the appropriate technology. My professional mission is to effectively deliver instruction to learners in a way that yields the greatest results for all stakeholders involved.

Earn My “Photoshop CS6 Literacy” Badge!

This new badge* will be accessible at non-BYU sponsored webpage. The direct link is not live yet; I still need to get my rubric reviewed and uploaded to the site. But it will soon be found on this site by … Continue reading

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Howard Gardener Speaks Out: Multiple Intelligences ≠ Learning Styles

In a recent Washington Post Op-Ed, Howard Gardner discusses his thoughts on the misinterpretation of MI Theory.  Here are some highlights from the article. What is ‘Multiple Intelligences’ (MI) theory: “I developed the idea that each of us has a number of … Continue reading

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Infographic Workshop (Using Adobe Illustrator)

This How-To-Make-an-Infographic workshop, developed by my fellow BYU instructor, Anneke Garcia.  It is designed to be a crash course in Adobe Illustrator®. Our undergraduate students have the option to create their own infographics as one of their major assignments for the “Technology … Continue reading

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HUGE Addition to Khan Academy: Adaptive Technology

One of the biggest complaints about The Khan Academy is that learners don’t know which lessons to select.  There are too many choices.  In response, Sal Khan has adopted adaptive learning technologies to solve this pain.  First, a pre-test tool … Continue reading

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158 Tips on mLearning: From Planning to Implementation

In 2012, the big question was “Should we do mLearning?”  In 2013, the question has become “How should we do mLearning?”  From the one who brought us 61 Tips on mLearning: Making Learning Mobile almost a year ago, Karen Fornio, a Contributing Editor for … Continue reading

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2013 Copyright Laws Regarding File Sharing at BYU

In honor of International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day this week (September 19), I’ve decided to remind everyone of this year’s “rules” for stealing and looting other people’s digital booty. BYU, an LDS university, is a historic hotbed for the digital-file-sharing debate when Napster appeared … Continue reading

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Decog.Me

This is an example of a simple, but well-made website.  It employs some JavaScript to create some fun motion effects.  And the content is compelling for both dissatisfied workers who want to “get out of the rut” and for employers/managers … Continue reading

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The Amazing World of Voice Acting

Mike Rowe has a ver professional sounding voice—deep and authoritative.  You may remember him for his role as host of Dirty Jobs.  In the video clip below, Mike demonstrates why he sometimes has that glazed over look when he’s speaking to the camera. … Continue reading

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Phasing Out ADDIE

ADDIE is an acronym used to describe a creation process for instruction.  It stands for: Analyze Design Develop Implement Evaluate ADDIE has served as the “king” of ISD (instructional systems design) models for the past 30 years.  In recent years however, … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Create Hollywood Blockbuster FX For Under $100

I have a passion for video production.  It’s not something I want to pursue as as a career, but I wouldn’t mind the odd opportunity to dabble in it.  In recent years, media consumers have demanded abbreviated content and social … Continue reading

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