New Updates for Winter 2017

Rick West is working on an educational innovation to promote open badges at BYU and other universities through badgeschool.org. Badges have already been awarded to many students with the promise of additional growth. The University of Memphis plans to use Badgeschool this summer and the Provo school district in the fall. Badgeschool is currently stable but a new version is being built with a Canvas-Learning Suite integration with a hopeful completion sometime during fall semester.  Dr. West is also teaching a unique creativity class this semester that is a combination of three 1-credit courses. The first credit is “The Theory of Creativity”, the second credit is “Design Thinking,” and the third credit is “Lean Startup Basics.” There are some 20 students from half a dozen majors in this innovative course.