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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:14pm

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.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:04pm

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.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:01pm

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.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:00pm

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. "Imagine the angst of not having one for one or two days...

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:57pm

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. "The genetic tools and exploit software that enable these activities are becoming easier to use and to acquire, prompting security experts to ask one question with growing urgency: How can we protect against misuse without limiting discovery and...

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:48am
security travel

We all like to travel with our mobile devices (smartphones, laptops, or tablets) — whether it’s just a trip to Umpleby’s or to a café in Paris. These devices make it easy for us to stay connected while on the go, but they can also store a lot of information — including contacts, photos, videos, location, and other personal and financial data — about ourselves and our friends and family. Following are some ways to protect yourself and others.

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If you plan on using Dartmouth’s online resources, learn how to establish a secure connection to Dartmouth’s...

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:09pm

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses a book about the dangers of consumer technologies. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter especially focuses on the addictive potential of smart phones, apps, websites, and video games. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:06pm

Parker Richards '18 argues that websites should not be held liable for content such as fake news or Islamic State propaganda. Richards writes that "such liability would fundamentally undermine the freedom of the press intrinsic to American democracy."

Read the full story, published on 3/14/17, in Editor & Publisher.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:01pm

Features an interview with Daniel Rockmore, the William H. Neukom 1964 Distinguished Professor of Computational Science and director of the Neukom Institute for Computational Science, who joined an international crusade by scholars and scientists to download massive volumes of valuable climate science data when word got out that the Trump administration, as part of its climate change denial efforts, planned to eliminate the data from federal government websites.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:00pm

Quotes Sean Smith, professor of computer science and director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society, about how cyberweapons pose a significantly greater threat because they spread at a faster rate than physical weapons. "It's already happening," said Smith. "If the CIA is working on breaking into phones like other hackers, you can bet it's working on other devices, just like hackers."

Read the full story, published on 3/11/17, in USA Today.

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