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2015 Summer Class Offering - Games+Learning+Landscapes

Contributed by: Lori Pence
Published: Friday, 17 April 2015 4:00 PM
Some Experience Required: gaming (playing, designing, making, etc.), computer programming/coding, art/animation, digital graphics, graphic design, and/or creative writing would be very beneficial, but not required. Also helpful will be: passion for games, desire to teach & learn, willingness to collaborate, and a desire to promote awareness of unique landscape/environmental issues.
*Open to all BSU graduates and undergraduates
Graduate LA 598 - CRN# 35218
Undergraduate LA 498 - CRN# 35217
*Three (3) Credits
*TR 10:00am - 12:00pm

Taught by Chris Marlow, assistant professor of landscape architecture - marlow@bsu.edu

This is an immersive and interdisciplinary course about exploring, understanding, and making games, with emphasis on video games that celebrate sustainable landscape design. Students will explore both theoretical and practical aspects of the game design process, as well as the form and function of sustainable landscapes. Primary student outcomes will include compelling, educational, fun, and playable tabletop and video game prototypes.

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DesignWorks Summer Academy

Contributed by: Lori Pence
Published: Friday, 17 April 2015 2:00 PM
DesignWorks Summer Academy has been called an “immersive, intensive, team-driven, college level experience”, and we’d agree. If you know a high school junior, who would like to learn the impact design has in the world then we invite them to attend DesignWorks Summer Academy.

Participants will experience hands-on creative projects led by expert faculty from the College of Architecture and Planning who encourage expansion of their ideas. The “let’s try it” environment of DesignWorks Summer Academy is similar to Ball State’s first year program for new freshmen and includes a variety of activities in the college studio setting.

Learn more about the DesignWorks experience and how to apply for admission at bsu.edu/cap/designworks or contact Melanie Smith at msmith@bsu.edu or 765-285-5862.

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2015-16 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellowship

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Thursday, 16 April 2015 4:00 PM
In order to promote excellent, research-based teaching while helping junior faculty members develop high-quality publications and conference presentations, the Office of Educational Excellence is again sponsoring a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Fellowship for up to five faculty members in their first, second, or third years at Ball State University. Learn more.

Let's Connect!

Contributed by: Nathan Neely
Published: Tuesday, 14 April 2015 2:30 PM

The Ball State Tech Center is at your fingertips! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter...

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Preparing for Finals

Contributed by: Nathan Neely
Published: Tuesday, 14 April 2015 2:00 PM

Do you plan to incorporate audio or video in your Blackboard test? Faculty and instructors are invited to test their Blackboard exams in our testing labs to ensure they are functioning as anticipated for students.

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Spring Semester Online Evaluations Now Available

Contributed by: Megan Fizer
Published: Monday, 13 April 2015 9:00 AM
Online course evaluations for the spring semester are now available. We strongly urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to provide feedback on your classes before the evaluations close at 3 am. Saturday, May 2. Visit www.bsu.edu/teachingevaluations. Learn more.

2015 OEE Colloquia

Contributed by: Kathleen Jacobi
Published: Tuesday, 17 March 2015 10:00 AM
The Office of Educational Excellence is pleased to announce its 2015 Colloquia highlighting the previous year’s award winners for Ball State’s Excellence in Teaching Award and Creative Teaching Grant. During the presentation, the award recipient discusses his/her enhanced course or grant project.



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