Author Archives: bryantanner

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.

How do I get over my bad habit of procrastinating?

Answer by Suresh Rathinam: I was a very bad Procrastinator for a very long time, until I really understood the basics of why I procrastinate. In order to understand why you procrastinate, first you should have a strong desire to … Continue reading

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Paul Burton’s 12 Tips to Make Email More Effective

Read this for 10 minutes, and save yourself countless hours in front of your email. Continue reading

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Film Production Master Class in 3 Minutes

In Fall 2013, I took a 4-hour, graduate-level class for 16 weeks at BYU in order to learn what this video demonstrates in 3 minutes… Moral of the story: Don’t go to college if you have the internet.  

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I’m an Expert

Developers make things so complicated! “We don’t want to hear what is or isn’t possible; Just make it happen!” (This is the best project-planning meeting satire, ever.)

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The Science of Orienting Response: What Is It About Media That Engages Learners?

What is it about media that captivates people?  How should I be using more media (or less media) in my instruction?  At what times?  For what purposes?  Here’s some amazing research I bumped into this week that answers those very … Continue reading

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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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