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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 6:50pm

In 1964, mathematics professor and future Dartmouth president John Kemeny and math professor Tom Kurtz, along with a handful of Dartmouth undergraduates, revolutionized computing with the introduction of time-sharing and the BASIC programming language, opening the door to computing for all Dartmouth students and faculty, and soon after, for people across the nation and the world.

Dartmouth is celebrating the anniversary of their achievement with a BASIC at 50 public event on Wednesday, April 30, recognizing the enduring impact of...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 2:39pm

Even when Director of Digital Learning Initiatives at DCAL (Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning Initiatives) Josh Kim was a student, he became interested in how he could use technology to become a better teacher.“In grad school I never really learned about how people learn,” Kim says. “I learned about my disciplines.” But he says the experience made him interested in pedagogy. “I discovered that the best way to understand something is to actually do it, and that the best way to foster experiential learning is through technology.”Even when Director of Digital Learning...

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 4:28pm

Guest post by Sarah Horton

Sarah Horton is the co-author, with Whitney Quesenbery, of A Web for Everyone: Designing Accessible User Experiences, which was released in January 2014 by Rosenfield Media. Previously, Horton was an instructional technologist at Dartmouth before becoming Director of Web Strategy and Design, where she led the Web Services team and...

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 6:53pm

ITS Communications Specialist Elizabeth Kelsey goes on a tech diet, and Geisel Associate Professor of Psychiatry Benjamin Nordstrom weighs in.

Read the essay in The Boston Globe.

 

 

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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 8:47pm

Dartmouth announced today that it has joined edX, the nonprofit online learning platform founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Here, Director of Academic Computing Alan Cattier shares his thoughts on...

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 7:55pm

Read "Student Body Shifts from Blackboard to Canvas," about Dartmouth's new learning management system (LMS) in today's issue of The Dartmouth. Great interviews with Assistant Director of Educational Technologies Barbara Knauff and Associate Director of ITS Susan Zaslaw.

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Friday, December 13, 2013 - 8:01pm

"The firestorm that’s surrounded the Affordable Care Act’s website in recent months has highlighted the importance of making sure Dartmouth’s operates properly.

Because many applicants will be logging on at the same time to check the status of their applications, it is vital that they are able to get on the website and get correct information regarding their admission and financial aid decisions.

To make sure the secure website works correctly, the Office of Admissions works with the Administrative Computing...

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Monday, December 9, 2013 - 7:38pm

Notice to Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students:

On the weekend of December 21 and 22, Information Technology Services (ITS) will conduct a test to ensure that critical computer applications and services have a sufficient level of redundancy or backup. The timing of the test, during the first weekend of the holiday break, is meant to minimize the impact of any potential service disruption. It is, however, possible that users could experience an interruption of some systems, including email, MyFiles/OurFiles, and Banner. See below for a complete list.

For more than a year,...

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 4:24pm

by Samantha Oh '14 

Samantha Oh '14 is a sociology major who gave a presentation on Facebook settings during last month's cyber security awareness seminars. In this guest post on Interface, Oh shares simple steps you can take to stay safe after Facebook's latest changes.

Remember when Facebook used to let you opt out of connecting your Timeline to Facebook Search?

Well, they revoked this option last month, which means that anyone who has a Facebook account can be searched by the other 1.26 billion account holders in the world....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 4:21pm

Eighty five percent of Dartmouth's Arts and Sciences classrooms and public assembly spaces are equipped with innovations that make learning more collaborative and engaging. Dartmouth Computing Services' Classroom Technology Services develops, manages, and maintains these technology systems, standing behind the scenes for many successful undergraduate courses, academic conferences, administrative functions, and campus events.

Interface sat down with Associate Director for Classroom Technology Services Andrew Faunce to learn more about his department's role at Dartmouth.

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