This Podcast is For You

This Podcast is For You

Most of you reading this post are probably inclined to spending time learning about and using the technology present in your lives. You may often consider what the future holds for technology and what technology holds for the future. You may often consider the impacts that technology has on your quality of life day in and day out. If you are like me, and often think about what impacts technology has on our lives, and how our lives impact technology,…

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A Renaissance Reborn

A Renaissance Reborn

A renaissance, or a rebirth or revival, is most often associated with the European Renaissance occurring from the 14th to the 17th century. It is often characterized by the rebirth of European civilization, cultivating an explosion of reformed thought, literature, education and ultimately culture. A strong force for change spurring this renaissance was Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press. The mass production of literature allowed for the spread of ideas and knowledge to places that had never been connected before. This meant…

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Internet of Things: Saturation at Every Level

Internet of Things: Saturation at Every Level

The Internet of Things (IoT), defined by the connectivity of everyday objects to the internet, is a technological development on the rapid rise. The first IoT device was a toaster. Yes, a toaster was connected to the internet. Developed by John Romkey in 1990, a toaster was connected to a computer with TCP/IP networking allowing the user to control its power through the internet. Since, many devices have found themselves communicating with users and other devices through the internet. In…

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Fighting off Plagiarism

Fighting off Plagiarism

Plagiarism could be considered a taboo topic among academia. Early in education we were warned of the consequences of plagiarism. This seemingly unforgivable act of stealing the work of another and claiming it as one’s own remains a topic point when assigning papers. Still, it happens. Even in the published world of scholarly research, plagiarism occurs. As recently as November 1, 2016, global publishing company Springer and online medical research and biology publishing company BioMed Central announced a large withdrawal…

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Professional Development through CICS

Professional Development through CICS

The Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) of Ball State University offers graduate students to complete a master’s degree by obtaining 38-credits over at least a three semester, 11-month period. Course work includes research of telecommunication systems and professional business technique. Course projects are most often performed in teams, although individual projects are collected across courses. The center offers graduate assistant positions within the program to provide students with increased opportunities to apply the skills that are developed—also greatly…

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