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Ball State Achievements wins internationally at GWC!

The Ball State Achievements app won Best Education Project 2016 at the Gaming World Conference in Madrid, Spain beating out numerous other educational projects from around the world. After a few years of use, Ball State Achievements has shown how to effectively use mobile gamification to increase engagement and retention rates in at-risk students.  

Ball State Achievements in the Chronicle

Ball State Achievements is a multi year project designed to increase retention and persistence among a targeted student population. My team was responsible for creating the technology portion of Achievements working closely with numerous others on campus. Check it out! http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/how-an-app-helps-low-income-students-by-turning-college-life-into-a-game/57229

Campus Technology 2015!

Campus Technology 2015 was a busy conference for me. I was honored to be named a Campus Tech July 2015 for a second time as Product Manager of Ball State Achievements. I also did my solo presentation “Book to App: Overcoming the Challenges of Disrupting Yourself” and co-presented alongside Scott Reinke about the Achievements program, … View More

2 Breakout sessions accepted to 2015 Campus Tech Forum Long Beach

I am proud to have 2 breakout sessions accepted for the upcoming Campus Tech Forum in Long Beach: Engagement and Retention Through Mobile Gamification (co-presenting with Scott Reinke). Book to App: Overcoming the Challenges of Disrupting Yourself. The Campus Technology Forum Long Beach 2015 is April 8-9, 2015.

Ball State Achievements NYT mention

Ball State Achievements is currently my primary project. I’ve been quiet about it as my extraordinary Emerging Tech team built out the apps and related material (we did a full beta test in Fall 2013). But, Achievements got a shout out from the New York Times, so I suppose it’s public now. Ball State Achievements … View More

SXSWedu 2014

I was thrilled to present at SXSWedu 2014 on the Digital Corps: A Model for Midwest Student Success. The description from the SXSWedu program: Entering its 6th year, the Ball State University Digital Corps brings west coast startup culture to higher education. We create apps, videos, and other artifacts. But, we see our product as … View More

2013 Ball State Commercial

Ball State makes new commercials every other year. For the third series in a row, the school chose to feature a student of mine! If you look closely, you’ll see I have a cameo in 2 of them.  2013 Kayleigh’s Story (on Ball State’s website) 2011 Brody’s Story (on Ball State’s website)   2009 Phylecia’s … View More