Our Program

Innovative Media Research and Extension (formerly known as Media Productions) produces educational, research-based games and media for a wide variety of partners. Our games, videos, apps and interactive tools have been accessed more than 92 million times since 2011. Our Learning Games Lab is a development studio, a user-testing research space, and an exploratory environment for playing and evaluating games and educational tools. Faculty in our department partner with research groups and programs nationally and internationally to create educational media in various disciplines. We have partnered with more than 40 universities, agencies, and nonprofit groups on projects funded by NSF, USDA, DOE, the State of New Mexico, and private funders, and bring 20 years' experience producing innovative media on many platforms. Ongoing research in the Learning Games Lab informs development of effective tools and contributes to the larger body of knowledge about digital and interactive media.

Image of characters from tools produced by NMSU Media Productions