Immersive Learning

August 3, 2016
Story notes as preliminary events get underway for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, several Indiana students are taking part in coverage of the event. Dozens of students from Ball State University and IUPUI will provide digital media coverage of the global event over the next two weeks.
July 27, 2016
Story about Lafayette native and Class of 2016 grad Suzanne Sheetz and the other students and faculty who are part of this year’s Ball State at the Games crew.
July 22, 2016
Chosen by Ball State and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, senior Sadie Lebo will be taking the reins and leading a team of photographers across the entire state of Indiana for nearly six weeks, following the bicentennial torch from county to county and documenting its varied travels.
August 11, 2015
21 Alive: Indiana State Fair 4-H Cat Show draws in new, old participants
Source: ABC21
Ball State student reporters file stories from the Indiana State Fair.
August 10, 2015
WTHR-13: Habitat for Humanity builds 2 homes in 14 days at State Fair
Source: WTHR-13
Story by Kara Berg, a Ball State student reporter.
May 13, 2015
Associated Press: Ball State students write app offering tours of state parks
Associated Press: Ball State students write app offering tours of state park
February 27, 2015
Paper of Montgomery County: Local history in spotlight
Story notes that a Ball State student team helped develop an exhibit focusing on the historic Yount's Woolen Mill and Boarding House located in Yountsville.
February 19, 2015
Paper of Montgomery County: Students mill around in Yountsville
Story notes that Ball State undergraduate and graduate students worked on excavating the history buried near the former Yount's Woolen Mill and Boarding House last summer. They then compiled research to put together panels in the exhibit.
January 28, 2015
Star Press: Beech Grove history preserved for all to enjoy
Source: Star Press
Story features an immersive learning project led by Ron Morris, a history professor.
December 3, 2014
Fox 59: Ball State students use music to help nursing home patients with Alzheimer's, dementia
Source: Fox 59
Story notes that dozens of Ball State University students volunteer their time for a program called Music and Memory, a national non-profit. The group in Muncie is a model for the nation.
October 30, 2014
Middletown Press: 'The Circus in Winter'
Story reviews the background of the play, which was an immersive learning experience at Ball State.
October 28, 2014
Indiana Public Radio: Ball State transforming bus into "Freedom Bus"
Story features an immersive learning experience.
October 8, 2014
Star Press: Immersive learning brings arts festival to Union City
Source: Star Press
Story reviews how an immersive learning class worked to develop the event.
October 7, 2014
One Green Planet: This video of puppy lovin' at a dog kissing booth will brighten your day, no matter how bad it is!
Ball State at the State Fair produced the content.
September 29, 2014
Associated Press: New trail lets students boost brain power, fitness
Students from a Ball State immersive learning experience helped write grants for the project.
Note: The story originated with The Star Press. Associated Press distributed it across the state and nation to media outlets, including the Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise.
September 18, 2014
Bustle: 'Puppy Lovin' video of the Indiana State Fair's dog kissing booth will fill your heart with slobbery joy
Source: Bustle
Content provided by Ball State at the State Fair.
Note: Several entertainment-oriented web sites have posted this video, which has 47,000 views so far.
September 17, 2014
WISH-TV: Crime stoppers of Central Indiana wins "2014 Best Community Initiative" award
A joint effort by a Ball State immersive learning class led by Bryan Byers, a criminal justice professor, and Building Better Communities, helped the agency win the award.
September 16, 2014
Viral Nova: State fair has a dog kissing booth
Source: Viral Nova
Video content created by Ball State at the State Fair, a immersive learning experience.
Note: This story was posted by several information and entertainment sites.
September 12, 2014
Indiana Chamber of Commerce: Ball State's namesakes subject of new documentary to premiere Sept. 25
Immersive learning project is featured.
September 1, 2014
WTHR-13: New film on Ball brothers premieres in Muncie Sept. 25
Source: WTHR-13
Ball State immersive learning class produces a new documentary on the Ball brothers.
Note: Associated Press distributed the story to media outlets across the state and nation, including the Houston Chronicle, Washington Times and San Francisco Chronicle.
July 4, 2014
Louisville Courier-Journal: Smartphones help visitors learn about Perryville battle
Ball State immersive learning project is featured.
Note: Kentucky Press Service distributed this story to media outlets across Kentucky. Associated Press distributed the story nationally.
April 25, 2014
WXIN-TV: Police hope for clues to idnetify mysterious bones found in Greenwood field
Source: WXIN TV
Story features Ball State immersive learning experience.
Note: Story ran multiple times.
April 13, 2014
Star Press: Gifted African students immersing in Muncie culture
Source: Star Press
Ball State students are hosted by Ball State.
March 27, 2014
Ag Wired: "Down to Earth" examines sustainable farming
Source: Ag Wired
Documentary produced by Ball State immersive learning class is featured.
March 11, 2014
Indianapolis Monthly: Ball State Students Visit Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Site on Germany Trip
Story looks at how Ball State University students and faculty brought the Hoosier writer back to Dresden for the 69th anniversary of the bombing that inspired Slaughterhouse-Five.
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