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Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:35pm

In his latest 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 where the MOOC movement is going and shares stats to quantify the edX platform.

Read the full story, published on 7/22/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

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Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:33pm

In his latest 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 paper "Paper: Paging Through History" by Mark Kurlansky.

Read the full story, published on 7/20/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 12:47pm

An article that mentions that artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way since the 1956 Dartmouth artificial intelligence conference, which many consider the birthplace of the discipline. The field has grown in fits and starts since then, partially due to a lack of computing power.

Read the full story, published on  7/18/16, in the Wall Street Journal.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 12:40pm

An article that mentions Hanover has proven to be a hotbed of Pokemon activity for the smartphone app Pokemon Go, which uses GPS technology to scatter Pokemon throughout the real world to be "caught" by players who seek them out,  with "packs" of Dartmouth College students wandering downtown and throughout campus playing the game.

Read the full story, published on 7/15/16, in the Valley News.

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 4:38pm

An opinion piece by Kaya Thomas '17, creator of the iOS app We Read Too that encourages children to read books by and for people from underrepresented backgrounds, where she discusses a recent article about Facebook's diversity problem and how the tech industry needs to accept the blame for not hiring underrepresented people.

Read the full story, published on 7/14/16, in Medium.

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 4:28pm

Quotes Darrin McMahon, professor of history, about how the idea that happy is something you should be, and can become through your own efforts, wasn't always as dominant as it is now. "I like to point out that the word for happiness in every Indo-European language is a cognate for luck," McMahon says. "In English, 'happy' comes from the Old Norse word 'happ'  meaning 'chance' or 'good luck'."

Read the full story, published on 7/13/16, in The Atlantic.

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 4:26pm

Quotes David Kotz, the Champion International Professor, about how many consumers have no idea that third parties could gain access to personal info through health-related stats or lifestyle habits on smartphone apps. "I suspect that most people don't fully realize what they're getting into when they use these apps," says Kotz. "Surprisingly few [apps] have privacy policies, and if they do, they're often vague in terms of what they say about what data is collected, who has access to it and what it's used for."

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 11:00am

In his latest 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 "Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy—And How to Make Them Work for You" by Sangeet Paul Choudary and Marshall W. Van Alstyne.

Read the full story, published on 7/13/16, Inside Higher Ed....

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 1:49pm
job search

By Elena Alicea ’16

A large portion of Dartmouth’s graduating class will go on to work in entry-level jobs in finance, consulting, or computer science in New York, Boston, or San Francisco. These cities are huge hubs for recent graduates and those paths are a good way to start a career, learn a lot very quickly, and earn a decent salary. But many seniors face the question: How do I find other post-graduation opportunities if I want to break free from those three cities and industries?

Where to Look: DartBoard Alternatives

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 12:45pm

In his latest 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 Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly.

Read the full story, published on 7/11/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

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