BlackBerry Academic Program Case Study: Dr. Christelle Scharff from Pace University on “Apps with Impact”

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The BlackBerry Academic Program, sponsored by Research In Motion® (RIM®), provides free teaching resources – including free BlackBerry® hardware – to a variety of academic institutions around the world in order to help them deliver effective mobile education. One of these academic institutions is Pace University (Pace) in New York City, where Associate Professor Dr. Christelle Scharff is encouraging students to develop mobile apps that address real-world challenges.

Pace recognized the importance of mobile solutions early on, offering its “Mobile Development and Entrepreneurship” course beginning in 2008. Its mobile courses are built on the principle that what’s significant about mobile development is its potential to create useful tools that improve people’s lives both locally and globally. “In the different courses and projects offered at Pace,” says Dr. Scharff, “students worked on real world projects that impact the community.”

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About Christine B.

Christine is a BlackBerry Academic Program Specialist and joined Research In Motion (RIM) in December 2010. As a member of the BlackBerry Academic Program team, she supports academic institutions in the eastern United States. Christine works with professors to help bring BlackBerry-based curriculum to classrooms, growing the BlackBerry developer base. She looks forward to sharing amazing stories about how BlackBerry has been integrated into classrooms around the world.

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