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Robots, Jobs, and the Liberal Arts

In his recent post for Inside Higher Ed's "Technology and Learning" blog, Joshua Kim, director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL), discusses the book The Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford, and the preoccupation with the idea that robots and advanced technology will have a significant impact on the job market.

Read the full story, published on 7/16/2015 by Inside Higher Ed

Why the Islamic State Leaves Tech Companies Torn Between Free Speech and Security

Quotes Hany Farid, professor of computer science, on the potential of the software Microsoft PhotoDNA to help flag terror-related propaganda. The software, co-developed by Farid, is currently licensed to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to identify images of child pornography. "The technology is extremely powerful, but it's also limited," Farid says. "You can only find images that you've already found before."

My Computer Is Slow Today

In his recent post for Inside Higher Ed's "Technology and Learning" blog, Joshua Kim, director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL), examines the phrase "my computer is running slow today” and how technology gets complicated faster than it improves.

Read the full story, published 7/16/2015 by Inside Higher Ed

"Television Is the New Television" and Why College Is the New College

In his recent post for Inside Higher Ed's "Technology and Learning" blog, Joshua Kim, director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL), discusses the book Television Is the New Television: The Unexpected Triumph of Old Media In the Digital Age by Michael Wolff, and how the story of television's survival in the Internet age should give anyone predicting the technology-driven demise of traditional higher education some pause.

The View from Faraway Farm: Cyber Seniors

Former Dartmouth employee Arlo Mudgett discusses the presence of computers on the Dartmouth College campus in the 1970s, and mentions former College president John Kemeny, who was one of the authors of the BASIC computer language.

Read the full story, published 7/10/2015 by Brattelboro Reformer

Extended IT Support Hours

The IT Help Desk will have extended support hours to help members of the Dartmouth community successfully navigate the new requirement for enhanced security for web-based applications.

New hours will run from July 13th through September 30th and are as follows:

  • Sundays 10:00 a.m. through Friday 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays 10:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.

There will be no support available:

How Higher Education Deals with Security Threats

Steve Nyman, chief information security officer (and former FBI agent and naval officer), discusses how colleges and universities deal with information security threats, and how the ways institutions of higher learning defend themselves against cybercriminals are as myriad as the forms of cyberattacks they face. 

Read the full story, published 7/8/15 by CIO

DartmouthX: Four Questions (Dartmouth Now)

Even a quick glance at edX offerings makes it clear these aren’t correspondence courses by email, or a collection of taped lectures. But they also aren’t like face-to-face Dartmouth classes. What’s different, and why does that matter?

Eduroam Enabled at Dartmouth

Eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. It allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop and connecting to the Eduroam wireless network that is now available at many institutions.

Microsoft Office 365 Now Free

Office 365 provides Dartmouth students, faculty and staff:

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