Samuel Abramovich

Assistant Professor

Learning and Instruction

Library and Information Studies

 515 Baldy Hall
 (716) 645-5009
 samuelab@buffalo.edu


Online Teacher Resource Exchanges
Educational Badges
Emerging Technology in Education
Motivation
Emerging Technology in Education
Motivation in Education

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Learning Science and Policy, University of Pittsburgh, 2013
  • M.T., Secondary Social Studies, University of Virginia, 2003
  • B.A., Politics, Brandeis University, 1998

Current Courses

  • LAI 657: Analysis of Quantitative Research
  • LIS 506: Introduction to Information Technology


Journal Publications

Abramovich, S.J., Schunn, C.D., & Higashi, R. Are Badges Useful in Education?: It Depends Upon the Type of Badge and Type of Learner. Educational Technology Research & Development (April, 2013).

Abramovich, S.J. & Schunn, C.D. Studying Teacher Selection of Resources in an Ultra-large Scale Interactive System: Does Metadata Guide the Way? Computers & Education (January, 2012).

Conference Publications

Abramovich, S.J. & Schunn, C.D. ‘The Relationship between Educational Badges and Motivation’. Poster presentation at AERA. San Francisco, CA (April, 2013).

Wardrip, P.S., Abramovich, S., Bathgate, M., & Kim, Y.J. ‘Power-ups and soft skills: An exploratory study of a school- based badging system. Paper presentation at AERA. San Francisco, CA (April, 2013).

Abramovich, S., Wardrip, P.S., Bathgate, M., Kim, Y.J., & Higashi, R. ‘Gamification and Learning: Does Education Need Some 'Stinking' Badges?’. Panel presentation at PAX East. Boston, MA (March, 2013).

Abramovich, S. 'Teacher Resource Exchanges and Decision Heuristics'. Paper presented at CSCW Workshop: CSCW and Education. San Antonio, TX (February, 2013).

Higashi, R., Abramovich, S.J., Shoop, R., Schunn, C.D. ‘The Roles of Badges in the Computer Science Student Network’. Paper presented at Games+Learning+Society Conference 8.0. Madison, WI (June, 2012).

Abramovich, S.J. & Schunn, C.D. The Influence of Teacher Created Metadata in Online Resource Exchanges. Paper presented at World Wide Web Conference. Lyon, France (April, 2012).

Abramovich, S.J., Schunn, C.D., Higashi, R., Hunkele, T., & Shoop, R. ‘Achievement Systems’ to Boost ‘Achievement Motivation’. Paper presented at Games+Learning+Society Conference 7.0. Madison, WI (June, 2011).

Abramovich, S.J. & Schunn, C.D. Teachers Exchanging Materials in Web 2.0. Paper presented at Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Nashville, TN (March, 2011).

Abramovich, S.J. & Schunn, C.D. Using a Taxonomy of Design with Students. Talk presented at International Technology Education Association. Charlottes, NC (March, 2010).