Immersive learning is a hallmark of a Ball State education. A prime example is BSU at the Games, which saw 24 student journalists travel to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Fourteen additional students remained in the United States to produce graphics and prepare the team’s work for publishing and broadcast on local (WTHR), regional (Chicago Tribune) and national (CNN) levels.

Immersive learning isn’t limited to just upper-division students. It’s for all students, all the time. All students are encouraged to seek out multiple immersive learning opportunities throughout their time at Ball State.

BSU at the gamesSee how a public relations major worked at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Read more.

Immersive learning experiences range from short projects embedded in an existing course to large projects that take up your entire coursework for a semester. As a leader in immersive learning, the Department of Journalism provides a wide range of opportunities each year. Recent examples include:

  • BSU at the Games (London 2012 and Sochi 2014)
  • BSU Journalism at the State Fair
  • Cardinal Life: Reimagining the College Yearbook
  • Digital Publishing Studio (mobile app development for student media and external clients)
  • Social Media and the Courts (in partnership with a number of local court systems)
  • Water Quality in East Central Indiana (in partnership with the Department of Geology)
  • The Police and the Press (in partnership with the university police department)