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cropped-Picture-1.pngHi! My name is Ian O’Byrne.

I am an educator, researcher, and consultant. I serve as a digital life coach for a number of individuals and organizations.

I’m currently an Assistant Professor of Literacy Education at the College of Charleston. I’m also researching and developing digital badges and blockchain technologies as a co-founder of BadgeChain. I’ve also worked at the University of New Haven, and the University of Connecticut. Before that I was a teacher and leader in public schools.

I write here mainly about literacy, technology, and education. You can get updates via RSS, or just follow along on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn. I also share materials from my classes, keynotes, and events in my blog posts.

I write a weekly newsletter that goes out every Friday to over 500 people. I also record and share a weekly podcast that includes interviews with experts in literacy, technology, and education.

Please feel free to contact me about opportunities to help you or your organization negotiate the intersection between literacy, technology, and education.