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Here Are 250 Ivy League Courses You Can Take Online Right Now for Free

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.

Digital Learning, Browsers, and Apps

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.

Mental Health Week: App Helps People With Mental Illness Maintain Support Network (Audio)

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.

Would You Become an Immortal Machine?

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.

What Biosecurity and Cybersecurity Research Have in Common

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.

Fight Cybercrime with ITS Training Modules

Faculty and Staff:

Cyber threats are becoming more sophisticated and widespread. Learn the latest tricks cyber attackers are using, and how you can defend against them by taking ITS Cyber Security’s brief security modules.

Security Tips for Traveling at Home and Abroad

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.

Reading About Addictive Technology in "Irresistible"

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).

Critical Thinking: With the Proliferation of 'Fake News' Appearing on Social Media Sites, Should Companies Like Facebook and Twitter Be Protected?

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.

Defending the Data: Dartmouth Professor Dan Rockmore Helps Preserve Climate Science

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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