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Smartphone Video Camera And Social Media Empower Travelers Against Corporate Screw Ups

Continued coverage of comments by Paul Argenti, professor of corporate communication, about how smartphone cameras and social media have democratized information and shifted power to consumers.

EdX Adds Shorter Up-Skilling Course Series With 'Professional Certificates'

The massive open online course (MOOC) platform edX announced the addition of Professional Certificate programs to its digital learning offerings, which entail a series of courses centered around specific career skills in fields such as digital marketing, data science and virtual reality. With the launch, edX is offering 15 Professional Certificate programs from 13 universities and companies, including Dartmouth College, UC Berkeley, and Microsoft.

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Must Work to Stay on Top of Criminal Live Videos Like Cleveland Murder

Continued coverage of the change in Facebook policy after a man broadcast a murder in Cleveland on Facebook live, quoting Hany Farid, the Albert Bradley 1915 Third Century Professor of Computer Science and the chair of the computer science department. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about the video in a keynote speech on Tuesday, addressing public outrage that it took the social media platform more than two hours to take the video down. "Nearly three hours on the internet is an eternity," said Farid. "That absolutely should be lower."

Apple's iPhone Laptop Patent Application

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses a new patent by Apple and why those in digital learning should care about an iPhone accessory that Apple may never bring to market. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 3/27/17, in Inside Higher Ed.

Three Ways Internet Companies Like Google and Facebook Can Prevent the Spread of Extremism

An article that briefly mentions engineers at Dartmouth have created tools to automatically detect child pornography on the internet, in an overall article about how technology companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter need to do more to stop the spread of violent and extremist material on their platforms.

Read the full story, published 3/24/17, in The Telegraph.

Here Are 250 Ivy League Courses You Can Take Online Right Now for Free

Lists Dartmouth College as one of the Ivy League schools that offers free online courses across multiple online course platforms.

Read the full story, published on 3/26/17, in Quartz.

Digital Learning, Browsers, and Apps

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses why is it that it is the browser, and not the app, still dominates digital learning. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story in the 3/22/17 issue of Inside Higher Ed.

Mental Health Week: App Helps People With Mental Illness Maintain Support Network (Audio)

As a guest on "Vermont Edition," William Hudenko, assistant professor of psychiatry and adjunct assistant professor of the department of psychological and brain sciences, discusses software and app, called Proxi, that he created that allows patients to create online networks of friends, relatives and doctors—and share information among them. It also simplifies the process of legally authorizing that information to be shared with different people.

Would You Become an Immortal Machine?

In his latest post for "13.7 Cosmos & Culture," Marcelo Gleiser, the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy, discusses transhumanism and the book To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death by Marc O'Connell. "Whatever your choice, transhumanism is here to stay. Don't believe me? Look at your smart phone: the world at your fingertips, its apps an extension of yourself, your digital persona, your connectivity to the global community," says Gleiser.

What Biosecurity and Cybersecurity Research Have in Common

An opinion piece by Kendall Hoyt, assistant professor of medicine and lecturer at the Thayer School of Engineering, where she discusses how biosecurity and cybersecurity have similar dangers—and similar potential benefits. "In the wrong hands, both types of knowledge can be used to develop a weapon instead of a vaccine or a patch," says Hoyt.

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