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Brian Burton - Burtons Media Group. Abilene, Texas Area, TX, US

Brian Burton

CEO | Burtons Media Group

Abilene, Texas Area, TX, UNITED STATES

CEO at Burtons Media Group



Assoc. Professor charged with of developing and implementing a new degree in Digital Entertainment Technology at ACU. Digital Entertainment Technology comprises animation, film, and game development technologies including VR/AR and serious games.

Prior to ACU, I developed a 2 year degree at Missouri State University - West Plains in Computer Graphics & Programming.

Industry Expertise (3)

Computer Software


Computer Gaming

Areas of Expertise (3)


Mobile App Development

Serious Games & Virtual Worlds

Accomplishments (3)

Teaching Faculty of the Year – College of Business/iSchool (professional)


Named teaching faculty of the year – College of Business/iSchool, 2009-2010

Dean’s award for outstanding research (professional)


Dean’s award for outstanding research, 2010-11

iPad Optimist project leader (professional)


iPad Optimist project leader – Developed first app in the world for a Apple iPad for an university newspaper

Education (4)

Abilene Christian University: B.S., Sec. Ed/MIS/CS 1992

University of Missouri-Columbia: Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis 2008

Dissertation: Collaboration and the use of three dimensional interface within a virtual learning environment and the impact on communication and learning: a case study

Ball State University: MIS 1990

Missouri State University: M.S., Secondary Education: Administration 1999

Completed a Masters in Secondary Education: Administration and 22 hours toward a M.S. in Computer Information Systems.

Affiliations (8)

  • FuturePlay
  • GDC
  • SigGraph
  • IGDA
  • Corona Labs, Inc
  • University of Missouri
  • Abilene Christian University
  • ReLIVE

Event Appearances (12)

Teaching mobile application development

ConnectED  Abilene, Texas, USA


Mobile app development for ministry

Mobile Ministry  North Carolina, USA


Creation of knowledge and student engagement within personal learning environments

ReLIVE'11  Milton Keynes, UK


What are the Practices and Challenges of Teaching Mobile Computing at the University Level?

American Educational Research Association  New Orleans, LA, USA


Panelist on mobile applications in journalism

Texas Associated Press Conference  Tyler, TX, USA


Gaming on the go: mobile game development

RIT  Rochester, NY, USA


Panelist on teaching mobile computing courses

ConnectED  Abilene, Texas


iPhone in the Classroom

Missouri Distance Learning Association Conference  Springfield, MO


Best practices: Teaching mobile computing: practices & pitfalls

Ed-Media Conference of AACE  Toronto, ON, Canada


Collaboration and the use of Mobile Devices

American Educational Research Association Convention  Denver, CO, USA


Collaboration and 3D Virtual Environments

American Educational Research Association Convention  Devnver, CO, USA


Experiences and direction in teaching an undergraduate course in mobile computing

Southwest EduCause Convention  Austin, TX, USA


Sample Talks (1)

Cross-platform Mobile Application Development

The process of developing for multiple device platforms can be daunting. Dr. Burton has published and taught widely on the topic of mobile app/game development. He is available as a trainer, panelist, content expert, and keynote speaker.



  • Keynote
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


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