Rodger Smith


Rodger Smith, Ph.D. is the Emeritus Director of Ball State University'€™s Institute for Digital Education and Entertainment, Dr. Smith envisioned Vizi and directed the IDEE project team creating the ViziSwap platform and Vizi'€™s media content. He designed Vizi'€™s pedagogical development process and worked with all the academic subject matter experts to create the rigorous instructions that control the evolution of each Vizi. Drawing on his academic background, as well as his years of experience in film, TV, and theatre, Dr. Smith sought an educational product driven by a multimodal language capable of engaging students in individual learning experiences. In 2012 Dr. Smith took emeritus retirement from Ball State University and along with the original Vizi team became part of a new company based on their work. Dr. Smith is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer for Vizi Courseware where he continues his work to improve Vizi'€™s learning capabilities and to engage students in their studies.

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