Vizi exists to transform lives by making education more engaging.
Our mission is to improve the educational attainment of learners in higher education by providing digitally rich media content that supports multiple learning styles and leverages emerging media to engage individuals in a learner-centric experience.
We believe engagement is the key to student success, and we create online, interactive texts to engage students in ways a traditional textbook cannot. Through the use of multimedia presentations and various media types including interactive exercises, animations, and simulations, just to name a few, we create a pedagogically rigorous and multimodal learning environment. The core of Vizi is multimodal learning design, using standards and principles which provide a discipline in design that leverages various learning styles by using dual coding – seeing and hearing – and provides common learning experiences proven to be effective in successfully achieving learning objectives.
Vizi is the result of efforts by Ball State University’s Institute for Digital Entertainment and Education (IDEE) initiated in 2005 to develop new media tools for learning in the digital age. The goal of the IDEE project was to use today’s technology to create a learning environment that engages students in a relevant way leading to improved student success.
Vizi has been field tested and the research is in! Students prefer Vizi over traditional textbooks and Vizi significantly improves student outcomes. Students are more successful with Vizi.