My name is Kara Behnke. I am a PhD Candidate in interdisciplinary doctoral program Technology, Media & Society program in 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 am defending my dissertation, Gamification in Introductory Computer Science, on Friday, November 13, 2015! This is an event open to the public.
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.