In this video, hear from GIMM students about what the program has to offer. This video is available with captions and a transcript.
Boise State’s Games, Interactive Media, and Mobile Technology program turns technology towards a higher calling
By Sharon Fisher
Some people picture computer game developers more as Shadow Warriors, referencing the popular video game, than warriors for the public good. But that’s a stereotype Boise State’s games, interactive media, and mobile technology program is turning on its head.
“Education has to be about transformational growth. Yes, our students will learn skills to get a job, but I want students to understand that when they’re the person who can help, they do help,” said Anthony Ellertson, program director and clinical professor.
“The most important thing for us is to reinforce the creative process, the vision of our students, and technology in a way that enhances our communities.”
Toward that end, students have created a wide range of apps, from those that benefit schools and nonprofit organizations including museums and historic sites, to those that help children and people with disabilities learn new skills.