My name is Kara Behnke. I have a PhD in the interdisciplinary program Technology, Media & Society program from the Alliance for Teaching & Learning in Society (ATLAS) Institute, College of Engineering & Applied Science, at the University of Colorado Boulder.
My research explores how gaming supports student learning and motivation in computer science education. I use a variety of tools to teach introductory computer science, including game design, mobile app development, modular robotics, and creative programming. I’ve also created several start-up companies in game design and gamification.
I successfully passed my dissertation defense on Friday, November 13, 2015, and am now a Doctor! I graduate in December 2015.
I’m currently seeking opportunities to research and develop interaction design and online learning solutions for industry or academia.
Feel to contact me at Kara [dot] Behnke [at] Gmail [dot] com.