Richard Swan is a teaching and learning consultant for the Center for Teaching & Learning at Brigham Young University. Richard has been at BYU for fifteen years. During that time he also worked as an instructional designer and has been involved in the development of multimedia titles for BYU faculty members that are now published commercially. These include PostOperative Care and the five-volume Encyclopedia of Nursing Skills, prepared for Sandra Mangum (College of Nursing) and published by Concept Media; PetroGlyph, prepared for Eric Christiansen (Geology) and published by Blackwell Science; and the Virtual ChemLab series, prepared for Brian Woodfield (Chemistry and Biochemistry) and published by both the higher-education and high school divisions of Prentice-Hall. Richard received a BA in Film Studies from the University of Utah in 1988 and both an MS in Instructional Science and PhD in Instructional Psychology and Technology from Brigham Young University.