Follow my journey through my final master’s project at the University of Minnesota’s Learning Technologies Program. My project is based on my work at the National Youth Leadership Council where we are integrating digital badges and an interactive project planning tool into our online community, the Generator School Network ( In a small but national non-profit, an employee must be a jack-of-all-trades: instructional designer, project manager, evaluator, and web designer. This project is an example of just that.

Without the new skills and knowledge that I gained through the University of Minnesota’s Learning Technologies program, none of this would be possible. Reminder that the first post starts at the bottom and that the opinions presented below represent my own, not my organization or my school.