Posts by: Ezra Dunkle-Polier

The Future of Gaming and Gamification in Educational Settings

 

Introduction

The most recent issue of the NMC Horizon Report on Higher Education contains a wealth of useful information about current and up-and-coming trends in the field of educational technology. One of the most thought-provoking ideas has been gamification. Now more than ever, people of [...]

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Boston Indicators Project: Accessible Data Visualization Capabilities 

As students, no matter what discipline you study, at some point you will have the unfortunate experience of sitting through a PowerPoint presentation that analyzes table after table of data on topics from economics to biology and psychology. Unless you’ve just had your morning coffee, you probably don’t [...]

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In the past few months I have begun to see more students pulling out iPads in class than ever before. One question that often arises, both in the educational community and in the technological market is, will tablet computers ever overtake the conventional laptop in popularity? Rather than focus on the competitive relationship between the [...]

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Having never experienced using an iPad before this semester, I did not know what to expect when I started using it. Sure, I assumed there would be a few comparable apps that I could see in higher definition than on my iPhone, but I was not expecting such a drastic increase in capabilities when moving [...]

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Have you ever found yourself needing data for a class project, blog post, or article and wanted an easy survey creator? Do you run a blog and want to poll your readership to ask for feedback? Unknown to most students, Tufts has access to a service that can do just that.

Qualtrics is a user-friendly [...]

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TechTuesday: LinkedIn

On September 25, 2012 By

When I had the opportunity to have an internship in Washington D.C. this past summer, all I heard about was the importance of networking. For years, that meant attending events, passing out business cards, and scheduling coffee dates. Recently, however, online career networking on LinkedIn has taken off and serves as a vital resource to [...]

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