|Michael D. Bush
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-4515 (V)
(801) 422-9741 (F)
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(Updated 8 December 2015)
If you ask anyone who knows me well to describe my interests, they will more than likely mention computers. Although they are mostly accurate, I prefer to say that I am interested in what computers can do to enrich learning and provide access to information. As a result I have been involved in using new technologies for education for many years.
For example, I served on the Executive Board of CALICO (Computer-Aided Language Instruction Consortium) from 1992 to 1995 and then again from 2011 to 2014. I am also a member of ACTFL, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and recently edited ACTFL's 1996 Volume in its Foreign Language Education Series entitled Technology-Enhanced Language Learning. The volume was published by the National Textbook Company (NTC) and is actually still available for purchase here on Amazon.com.
I have found a new avenue for the writing on technology that I have been doing for several years now for various publications and that is now connected to a Web site, Multimedia and Digital Commentary Online.
I am an Associate Professor of French and Instructional Psychology and Technology and do work in the following areas:
My wife and family top the list, of course.
I am very active in my church and pleased to be at Brigham Young University (BYU) (also my alma mater for my undergraduate degree). Skiing is my favorite sport. Paris is my favorite destination in the world.
Prior to coming to BYU in 1992, I spent 20 years in the Air Force, retiring from the Air Force Academy where I spent most of my career. At the Academy I worked in the Department of Foreign Languages where I was instrumental in putting together their interactive videodisc-based language learning center.