Monika Brumar

Web Developer

Monika (@Monisauruscow) was studying Game Development and Entrepreneurship at UOIT. She worked on making a web-based teaching tool in the summer. Her tool extracts tweets with a specific hashtag and organizes them into tables containing the students in the class. Students’ blog links are also extracted from their tweets and saved in a table. There is a web interface that allows the Professor or Teaching Assistant to easily mark and edit entries as well as a front end that allows students to see their progress. The tool also displays statistics in graphs which make it easier for the users to see trends. In the end this teaching tool will hopefully be useful to anyone who requires their students to use Twitter and/or Blog posts to complete assignments. Her framework makes extensive use of jQuery, Twitter’s bootstrap, and D3 visualizations.