We would like to give a shout-out to Ann DeMarle, Associate Dean at the Emergent Media Center, who recently spoke at the Connected Learning Summit. She was accompanied by Yishin Wu, University of Buffalo, who did her PhD thesis on BREAKAWAY. Both Ann and Yishin tested BREAKAWAY in camps in El Salvador and have first-hand experience with the efficacy of the game, and they spoke about its effectiveness in preventing bullying and violence against women and girls. Here’s what Ann had to say about the event:
“I’m extremely grateful to our research partner Dr. Helen Wang of the University of Buffalo for submitting to the Connected Learning Summit. This community was a perfect group for Yishin and myself to share the results on BREAKAWAY‘s impact in transferring BREAKAWAY‘s anti-bullying, anti-violence against women and girls message to youth. BREAKAWAY is a successful example of a connected learning community, one in which digital media is an important tool but the learning occurs because of the relationships, interests, and opportunities it provides to the students. As a result, we have a number of folks interested in translating and sharing our new mobile version!”
In addition to speaking on the PC release of BREAKAWAY, Ann also spread the word of our upcoming mobile release. The presentation’s slideshow can be found here.
We would like to thank Ann for her unending support and dedication in both the original BREAKAWAY and the mobile version. If you are interested in joining Ann in support of BREAKAWAY mobile, please consider donating (Please specify BREAKAWAY in the “area of support” section)! If you would like to help test BREAKAWAY mobile in our closed beta, you can do so by completing this form:
—BREAKAWAY Mobile Tester Sign Up Form—
– The BREAKAWAY Launch Team