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River Valley Community College Develops Healthcare Cybersecurity Experts

Developed in cooperation with Dartmouth College and additional community partners, River Valley Community College is now offering a health care focused cybersecurity degree, one of few such degrees offered in the country.

Read the full story in the 2/23/17 New Hampshire Business Review .

 

What, You Can't Tell Two Lemurs Apart? Computers Can

Cites research conducted by scientists at Dartmouth who developed a pattern-matching algorithm called Wild-ID to monitor large migrations of wildebeest and giraffes in Tanzania. It works so well for giraffes that they've stopped capturing and tagging the animals, even as they conduct the largest-ever study of giraffe demographics.

Read the full story, published on 2/23/17, in Wired.

The Distance Learning Conspiracy

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses what distance education means for residential education. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 2/21/17, in Inside Higher Ed.

No Headaches: VR Headsets That Adjust to Your Eyes

Quotes Emily Cooper, research assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences, in an article about how engineers are developing virtual reality headsets that can adapt how they display images to account for factors like eyesight and age that affect how we actually see.

Read the full story, published on 2/21/17, in Value Walk.

Learn What it Takes to Refuse the Phishing Bait

Cybercriminals know the best strategies for gaining access to your personal information and Dartmouth’s sensitive data. Many of their methods are not technical. They simply manipulate a community member. We’ve already experienced a phishing incident this year, when a phishing email, claiming to be from Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon, was sent to thousands of Dartmouth accounts. Dozens of unsuspecting community members clicked on the message and provided their username/password.

'Hit Makers' and Our Modern Content Renaissance

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses the book Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction by Derek Thompson. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 2/14/17, in Inside Higher Ed.

Why Our Higher Ed Transformation Crowd Should Read 'The Upstarts'

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses the book The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World by Brad Stone. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 2/13/17, in Inside Higher Ed.

Forecasting the Future of ED's Office of Educational Technology Under DeVos

Cites an open letter to newly confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos by Joshua Kim, director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL). In the letter, Kim encouraged DeVos to continue the department's "role in helping to create the conditions for knowledge sharing, collaborations, and partnerships across the postsecondary edtech ecosystem."

Love in the Digital Era (Audio)

As a guest on "The Exchange," Kathryn Lively, professor of sociology, discusses whether technology changes the way we interact face-to-face and impacts our long-term relationships.

Listen to the episode, which aired on 2/14/17 on NHPR.

The Meaning of Popular Zombie Twitter Accounts

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses what to make of inactive Twitter accounts with thousands of followers. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the post, which is published in the 2/13/17 edition of Inside Higher Ed.

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