My name is Kara Behnke. I have a PhD in the interdisciplinary program Technology, Media & Society from the Alliance for Teaching & Learning in Society (ATLAS) Institute, College of Engineering & Applied Science, at the University of Colorado Boulder.
You can read my doctoral dissertation “Gamification in Introductory Computer Science” here.
I currently work as a Teaching & Learning Specialist for data and technology courses at Coursera.org. I also serve as a Data Coordinator at Coursera and conduct internal and external research using Big Data in online learning.
My academic background explored how gaming supports student learning and motivation in computer science education. I used 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.
Feel to contact me at Kara [dot] Behnke [at] Gmail [dot] com or visit my LinkedIn profile.