Brad Butler serves as an Instructional Technologist for Digital Learning. Within this role, he helps support students and instructors with the integration of Digital Learning’s technology tools into their learning and teaching environments. Brad originally hails from the central part of the United States having grown up in Oklahoma City and then Kansas City. He thoroughly enjoys not having to shovel snow in the winters but does miss the smell of fresh cut grass in the spring.
Brad received his undergraduate degree in Secondary Education (Social Sciences) from Emporia State University. For the first 13 years of his career, Brad served as a high school teacher in Tucson covering the content areas of World History, United States History, Geography, and American Government. While teaching, he served as the point person for both staff and students when it came to technology and aided in many educational technology initiatives in his teaching career. Before joining the Digital Learning team, Brad worked as the Course Design Specialist for the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona. He is an advocate for the positive change that education can have on people and loves how technology can improve the educational opportunities for everyone.
In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and baking with his wife, trying to wear out their two Dachshund-mix rescue dogs, spinning, and playing board games.
Reviewing key parts about the educational technology tools in your course can help you determine if it is the right tool for the job and help improve the usage of the tool within your course.
A change to our VoiceThread institutional notifications settings will take place on July 31st, 2021.
As we continue to explore some of the rapid changes that have taken place in the way classes are delivered at the University of Arizona, we talk with three members of UA’s Digital Learning team.