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New Event Scheduling System Brings Ease-of-Use to Dartmouth Community

Today, Information Technology Services (ITS) plays its part in rolling out the Dartmouth Event Management System (EMS). The new service, which is replacing the R25 scheduling system, allows students, faculty, and staff to manage meetings, complex events, and academic courses.

EMS will help Dartmouth maximize the use of existing space by providing members of the community with an easy-to-use interface for reviewing and requesting access to rooms across campus.

How to Go to Ivy League Schools for Free Online

Quotes Joshua Kim, director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL), in an article that mentions Dartmouth College offers free online courses through Academic Earth and edX. Kim states that the College has opted to work with edX because it's nonprofit. "We are part of that group that believes in the promise of open education and we are doing this with the other members," says Kim.

Convince Me to Slack

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), shares three reasons why he is skeptical of Slack—a messaging app for teams.

Read the full story, published on 8/22/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

How IBM Is Building a Business Around Watson

An article that mentions the field of artificial intelligence got its start at a conference at Dartmouth in 1956. Optimism ran high and it was believed that machines would be able to do the work of humans within 20 years.

Read the full story, published in Forbes on 8/21/16.

Reading 'Brazillionaires' and Thinking About a Brazil Strategy

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 Brazillionaires: Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country by Alex Cuadros.

Read the full story, published in Inside Higher Ed on 8/18/16.

Role Selection: Max Seidman and Dr. Gili Freedman–Tiltfactor

Features an interview with Max Seidman, a game designer, and Gili Freedman, a postdoctoral researcher, both of whom are members of Dartmouth's Tiltfactor lab, about how they are field-testing their new game at a Hanover, N.H., pub—and the assumptions about how that game might change a player's behavior. Founded and led by Mary Flanagan, the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities, Tiltfactor designs games that lead to positive social change—reducing sexual assault on campuses, raising climate change awareness, diminishing gender bias—that are also fun to play.

Mind Reading (Audio)

As a guest on BBC Radio, Adina Roskies, professor of philosophy and chair of the cognitive science program, discusses the science of reading minds and the ethical problems that follow from technology that captures thoughts, as well as the controversial privacy issues raised by the technology.

Listen to the full story, which aired on 8/17/16, on BBC Radio.

The Detectives Who Never Forget a Face

An article that briefly mentions the police department of St. Petersburg, Fla., recently announced that it is working with psychologists at Dartmouth College and Harvard to test the facial-recognition capabilities of its officers.

Read the full story, published in the August 22, 2016 issue of The New Yorker.

Are the Liberal Arts an Antidote to Social Media?

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 whether the liberal arts are an antidote to social media, and if social media needs an antidote in the first place.

Read the full story, published on  8/14/16 in Inside Higher Ed.

A Visual Representation of My Audiobook Library

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), shares a visual representation of the books he has collected in his audio library over the past 10 years using Audible's new library design.

Read the full story, published on 8/11/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

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