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Mitchell Pratt Ph.D.

Walden University
Faculty
Dr. Mitch Pratt began teaching almost forty years ago and yes, that may be longer than some of you have been alive. Being an old timer has not slowed down his interest in educational technology. He began his ed tech journey in 1984. He saw, he touched, and he used a Macintosh computer. From then until today, he hasn’t looked back. In the mid 1990s there was this new thing called the Internet that was getting a lot of buzz. His first experience and training with the Internet was what was then called the “Internet Academy” held at Springville High School (he still has his binder somewhere – remember Gopher?). At his school, around this time, the administrator asked him to be the school’s computer specialist and create a school web page. Having no idea how to do it, he just started playing with the code (no editors then). He developed the first web page in Alpine School District and one of the first in Utah. From that point on, he was heavily involved in technology, technology training, and serving on district and state committees dealing with technology. He completed his Ph.D. in Computing Technology in Education in 1999. Dr. Pratt was a founding member of C-Forum and its first web master. He was an early member of UCET and even served as a board member. His interest in educational technology has never waned, but following his retirement from Alpine School District in 2009, he has only been an observer…until now. Dr. Pratt is beginning his second year teaching educational technology as a faculty member in the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University. He teaches online courses in the Instructional Design and Technology Department. His areas of focus are Instructional Design, Online Instructional Strategies, Mobile Learning, and Learning and Technology. He teaches both undergraduates and graduate students and enjoys the fact that he can get out of bed, turn on his computer or mobile device and be at work. Yes, life is good.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, April 3
 

1:00pm