Bringing Design to Education: Benjamin Cluff Jr. Lecture at BYU McKay School of Education

by | Sunday, April 09, 2023

I was recently invited to present the Benjamin Cluff Jr. Lecture by the dean and faculty at the Brigham Young University, McKay School of Education. I had a short but lovely visit, meeting old friends, and making new ones. We had some wonderful conversations, over breakfast and dinner about education, design, AI and more. Some photos fro my visit and talk below.

The title of my talk was What do we design when we design educational technology. Video embedded below

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