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I Read 'Weapons of Math Destruction' Because of Barbara Fister's Review

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses the book Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 10/2/16, Inside Higher Ed.

3 Small Technology Advances That Would Change My Life

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim shares the thr small technological advances he'd like to see by 2020. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 9/29/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

How 'Working From Home' Became 'Just Working'

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses how many workplace cultures, including non-faculty academic cultures, seem to be shifting away from the normative expectation that work is synonymous with office work. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Clinton vs. Trump: Everything you need to know about the first debate

Mentions that Dartmouth College and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell have launched a new app called "HillaryDonald" that allows users to virtually "boo" or "cheer" the candidates during the presidential debate by shaking or tapping their phones. The details of all this enthusiasm are then aggregated into maps and graphs displaying reaction around the country.

Read the full story, published on 9/25/16, in USA Today.

Why 'Innovation' Has Become a Dirty Word Across Much of Higher Ed IT

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses how in some minds and in some places in higher education IT, "innovation" has become a dirty word. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 9/14/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

Reading 'Everybody's Fool' and Sharing Stories of Toxic Academic Colleagues

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses the book Everybody's Fool: A Novel by Richard Russo, and if a minor character in a terrific novel can spark a discussion of our worst higher education co-workers. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

How to Have a Distributed Meeting

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim shares advice for distributed meetings. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on  9/12/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

The Cloud Is Much, Much Older Than You Think

An article that mentions the first cloud computing demonstration took place in 1940 at the American Mathematical Association Meeting at Dartmouth, when an operator entered numbers into a teletype terminal, which were then sent via phone lines to New York City, where they were received by George Stibitz's Complex Number Calculator.

Read the full story, published on 9/9/16, in Motherboard.

Facebook Backs Down on Censoring 'Napalm Girl' Photo

Quotes Hany Farid, the Albert Bradley 1915 Third Century Professor of Computer Science and chair of computer science, about the role the software PhotoDNA—which Farid developed—played in Facebook reversing a decision to delete posts containing a famous Vietnam War photo of a girl fleeing napalm bombs after the move drew rebuke from Norway's prime minister and the nation's largest newspaper. "This is an issue of judgment of what does and does not violate terms of service, not of the technology that is used to enforce those terms," says Farid.

What Is Higher Ed's 3.5mm Headphone Jack?

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses how Apple senior VP Phil Schiller is getting an appropriate social media roasting for his claim during the Wednesday Apple event that getting rid of 3.5mm headphone jack was an act of "courage," and what we could lose in higher education to cause similar consternation. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

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