May 8, 2013
Ball State University has developed a versatile mobile application that allows college classes to compile the equivalent of digital “textbooks” about their field trips and individual travelers to create detailed vacation journals.
February 26, 2013
The smartphone may be the center of the world for many college students, but they’re growing weary of the ads, says a Ball State researcher.
February 13, 2013
Ball State is just weeks away from launching three free massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) that promise to teach the university much about what works and what doesn’t in large-scale Internet instruction.
November 8, 2012
"The Underground Railroad in the Ohio River Valley" puts schoolchildren into the role of runaway slaves. The game is being created by immersive learning classes.
November 6, 2012
all State University electronic artists have created a "forest" of light and sound that will be on exhibit in Beijing, China through November, yet also accessible to visitors from Indiana or anywhere else in the world.
October 16, 2012
Ball State University alumnus and CBS "Late Show" host David Letterman will return to campus on November 26 for a conversation with media icon, philanthropist Oprah Winfrey
March 5, 2012
The future of virtual worlds has a new home at Ball State University, thanks to the generosity of Avatar Reality Inc., which granted the university rights to the multimillion-dollar 3-D virtual world platform, Blue Mars. The agreement for expanded use of this technology contributes to Ball State's position as a research leader in 3-D environments and simulation technology.
March 1, 2012
An international consortium recognized Ball State for engaging digital media through the university's Center for Media Design (CMD) and Emerging Media Initiative.
January 24, 2012
Ball State students help design, run social media command center for Super Bowl.
December 6, 2011
Ball State University has launched bConnected, a custom Android application for mobile phones, tablets and Google TV, offering students easy access to important university information.
October 10, 2011
Ball State students will test a new system that enhances television broadcast by allowing viewers to interact with programming via their tablets or mobile phones.
September 8, 2011
Under the leadership of telecommunications professor Nancy Carlson, a group of Ball State students, faculty and staff has created three digital media exhibits featured at the National Road Heritage Site in Cambridge City, Ind.
August 29, 2011
Ball State’s successful efforts in mobile technology have lead the university to create an education and networking organization focused on the development and enhancement of the rapidly expanding mobile communications industry.
August 3, 2011
The Virtual Middletown Project brings to life a simulation of the early 20th-century Ball Brothers glass factory in Muncie, Ind., right down to workers removing hot pieces of glassware from the furnaces.
July 28, 2011
Digital Policy Institute member Barry Umansky will serve a two-year term on a federal committee that reviews consumer and technology issues for the Federal Communications Commission.
April 28, 2011
Ball State's Jonathan Huer, director of emerging technology, has been named an Apple Distinguished Educator. Only 1,700 educators worldwide have earned the distinction, enabling them to work with Apple Inc. to integrate more technology into the classroom.
March 30, 2011
Smart phone use almost doubles among college students in two years.
March 16, 2011
A group of Ball State students has spent the past year creating a touch-based interactive portal that will allow users to browse and learn more about archived artwork at Ball State’s Museum of Art.
March 15, 2011
Journalist J. Carl Ganter will speak about the global water crisis at the 2011 Bracken Environmental Lecture Series.
March 15, 2011
Sports Link students will enrich their immersive learning experience by serving as online producers and social analysts for the NCAA’s March Madness on Demand.
January 28, 2011
The Board of Trustees approved a 3.25 percent increase in room and board rates for 2011-12. However, due to the popularity of the university's premium housing plan offering students two-year guaranteed contracts, thousands will experience no change in rates and the average rate increase will be only 2.6 percent.
December 10, 2010
Free course will help emergency supervisors communicate more effectively, helping reduce rumors and confusion in a crisis.
November 23, 2010
Massive new site, launched by the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts and Avatar Reality, features fully interactive, detailed replicas of 1915 Panama-Pacific International Expo, Japanese temple, virtual museum and more.
November 17, 2010
The Center for Media Design announces its latest research initiative — to study consumer attitudes and behaviors around interactive television applications. The center also is establishing an advisory board of experts from the sector to contribute to the initiative’s agenda and will work with industry partners to produce research-based insights that inform debate and best practices.
August 30, 2010
Ball State University alumnus and CBS "Late Show" host David Letterman will return to campus Sept. 17 with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone for a presentation to students on the changing nature and growing influence of social media in the 21st century.