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What Happened to Skype?

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim compares various video conferencing applications to Skype, and shares his negative experiences using free Skype. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 10/10/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

The Most Interesting Thing About IHE Is You

Joshua Kim, director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL), discusses possible ways to forge closer connections among the Inside Higher Ed community.

Read the full story, published on 10/6/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

On Running Web Meetings and Teaching Synchronous Web Class Sessions

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim explains why the best preparation for running successful web meetings is teaching synchronous online class sessions. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 10/4/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

Visible Light Communication Now Possible in the Dark

Quotes Xia Zhou, assistant professor of computer science, about a Dartmouth project called 'DarkLight' is said to have demonstrated for the first time how visible light can be used to transmit data even when the light appears dark or off. DarkLight is claimed to provide a new communication primitive similar to infrared communication but it exploits the LED lights already installed rather than needing additional infrared emitters.

Five Steps to Protect Your Data Now

By Dartmouth’s Chief Information Security Officer, Steve Nyman

CNN, Fox, the New York Times and other news outlets report major IT security incidents daily: State-run breaches originate in Russia, China, and even North Korea, while criminal gangs and cyber hacktivists scour the Internet at large.

Is the threat as bad as it seems?

The answer, unfortunately, is YES.

In this vulnerable environment, how can you protect your data?

Here’s a brief checklist:

Why Learning People Wince at Talk of 'Classroom Flipping'

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses why his learning friends—faculty and non-faculty educators alike—wince when he says the words "flipped classroom." Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 10/3/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

I Read 'Weapons of Math Destruction' Because of Barbara Fister's Review

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses the book Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 10/2/16, Inside Higher Ed.

3 Small Technology Advances That Would Change My Life

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim shares the thr small technological advances he'd like to see by 2020. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 9/29/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

How 'Working From Home' Became 'Just Working'

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses how many workplace cultures, including non-faculty academic cultures, seem to be shifting away from the normative expectation that work is synonymous with office work. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Clinton vs. Trump: Everything you need to know about the first debate

Mentions that Dartmouth College and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell have launched a new app called "HillaryDonald" that allows users to virtually "boo" or "cheer" the candidates during the presidential debate by shaking or tapping their phones. The details of all this enthusiasm are then aggregated into maps and graphs displaying reaction around the country.

Read the full story, published on 9/25/16, in USA Today.

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