December 19, 2014
The story notes that a three-year experiment at Ball State suggests that innovative classroom spaces can create a positive attitude change in students, but the verdict seems to still be out on whether it affects academic performance.
May 21, 2014
Campus Technology: Transformers Building an Active Learning Faculty
Ball State's interactive learning space initiative is featured.
April 23, 2014
Campus Technology: Tech-enabled journalism: 8 Ways Ball State is Rewriting the Story
BSU at the Games is featured.
September 3, 2013
Building a Sense of Community in MOOCs
Given these limitations, a MOOC teacher has to find other ways to help students work with one another, both within the forums and elsewhere. "You have to remember that this is something that people are doing on their own time because they want to," says Christina Blanch, a doctoral student at Ball State University (IN) who taught her first MOOC last spring. "They're not getting credit or anything. So you really have to work to make them want to be there, and I think a lot of that has to do with the community. I'm one of those people who believe you have to have discussion to really learn instead of just having things go in one ear and out the other."