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Student Voices in Technology: Social Media for Businesses

I work as a social media manager, curating social media accounts for two businesses in addition to my own personal accounts. In all honesty, when I got these jobs I was probably not qualified for them. I thought then that maintaining my own social media presence was sufficient training for managing business accounts. After getting the jobs, I realized that social media platforms are entirely different when used as business tools. Making these business’ social media presences successful took time and research.

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).

October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

For over a decade, colleges and universities have promoted National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) each October as part of a collaborative effort to ensure everyone has the resources they need to stay safe online.

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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).

Why Apple May Never Match the iPhone's Success

Quotes Constance Helfat, the J. Brian Quinn Professor in Technology and Strategy, about how Apple's iPhone has transformed Apple into the most valuable corporation in the world but the effects are beginning to wear off. "The iPhone made the smartphone into an industry," says Helfat. "Usually you don't see companies start more than one industry."
 

Read the full story, published on 9/7/16, in MIT Technology.

The Pew Book Reading 2016 Report

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses the results of the Pew Book Reading 2016 report. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).


 Read the full story, published on 9/6/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

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