News Articles in Immersive Learning

April 15, 2014
Student Alyson Walbridge introduces Lee Krasner's painting Right Bird Left to the accompaniment of Leon Kirchner's Flutings for Paula.Heather Platt, who teaches music history in the School of Music, is leading an immersive learning course exploring the interpretive and creative connections between music and paintings. Her students' work will be included as part of a new tour to be offered at the David Owsley Museum of Art.
April 3, 2014
An immersive learning class at Ball State University has created a documentary and website providing a detailed look at the Delaware Native American experience in Indiana.
April 1, 2014
Ball State student Fred Robinson is an intern for a multimedia studio in New York City as part of the New York Arts ProgramA new partnership between Ball State and the New York Arts Program, a semester-long learning opportunity for college students to work and live in New York City, is helping students land unique internships and gain real-world experience as professionals in the arts.
March 31, 2014
Battle of PerryvilleAn immersive learning class has developed a new app allowing visitors to a Kentucky state park to experience an important Civil War battle through their mobile devices.
February 20, 2014
Four new immersive learning seminars at Ball State's Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry will enhance visitors’ experience at the David Owsley Museum of Art, help launch a traveling museum called Freedom Bus, examine religion in comic books and produce a series of short documentaries on the use of rail-based mass transit systems.
July 16, 2013
A new video game produced by Ball State immersive learning students allows schoolchildren to understand the interactions between Middle Mississippians, an early indigenous people.
May 21, 2013
Interior design students present their finished work to client Easter Seals CrossroadsThe University Design Center matches Ball State interior design students with professionals statewide, including retailers, hotels, offices and nonprofits in need of design concepts for their spaces. Working in teams, the students consult with clients and provide graphic solutions — everything from the layout of floor plans and ideas for lighting to suggestions for fixtures and furnishings — that can then be executed by professional designers.
March 20, 2013
SportsLink oversees social media for March MadnessSports Link will play a major role in covering one of the largest sporting events in the country — the 2013 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament.
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.
October 1, 2012
A Ball State University student-produced documentary, "Stories and Legends: Historic Preservation in Muncie, Indiana," will screen at the prestigious Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis in late October. The film is part of the Historic Muncie project.
August 1, 2012
12_pub206_013_180.jpgMembers of a Ball State University immersive learning group have played a huge role in enhancing the offerings of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library (KVML), doing their part to ensure the late Hoosier novelist's legacy never leaves Indiana.
June 29, 2012
circus_180.jpgBall State University is taking "The Circus in Winter" to New York City this fall as one of eight new musicals selected for inclusion in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's 24th annual Festival of New Musicals.
June 27, 2012
Immersive learning classes' collaboration with national organization results in major honor.
May 14, 2012
An immersive learning class will spend several weeks at the 2012 London Olympics this summer creating original content for select news organizations.
April 25, 2012
commons180.jpgBall State is in the final planning stages for a new immersive learning laboratory and residence hall to enhance its growing hospitality and food management program. The mixed-use facility will be located at University and McKinley avenues.
April 18, 2012
Four new immersive learning seminars at Ball State's Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry will examine automobile history, mobile applications to teach science, animal issues and reducing prejudice through animated videos.
April 12, 2012
Immersive learning class creates a website with a documentary examining the rich stories of Muncie's history homes and neighborhoods.
March 12, 2012
For the second consecutive year, Sports Link will perform support and programming tasks for the social media functions of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
January 30, 2012
Ball State students will help build a solar-powered house as part of a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
January 24, 2012
Ball State students help design, run social media command center for Super Bowl.
December 15, 2011
"The Circus in Winter" is one of eight student productions selected for inclusion in the regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. It will close out the weeklong festival with two Jan. 7 performances. In advance of the festival, a benefit performance is scheduled for Jan. 2 at University Theatre on campus.
November 14, 2011
Ball State plays a key role in helping Iraq and Afghanistan shift the focus from military to economic as the countries modernize their educational systems.
October 13, 2011
twolife_180.jpgA collaborative, interdisciplinary effort by more than 65 Ball State University students has brought to life the love of two mannequins in "Two Life," a 12-minute film that's the latest creation of the university's growing animation program. The film is one of six animated shorts selected for inclusion in the 2011 Heartland Film Festival.
September 15, 2011
circus_180.jpg"The Circus in Winter," a musical adaptation of Cathy Day's novel by the same name, opens Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. with additional performances scheduled for the same time Sept. 30, Oct. 1, and Oct. 5–8. Audiences can also catch at matinee Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m.
September 8, 2011
natonalroad.jpgUnder 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.
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