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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Best Education Week Videos of 2015

Education Week offers the most popular of their videos from the year 2015. These deal with K-12 education, but the concepts demonstrated apply to all ages.

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Purchasing a Laptop

Gordon Ung of IDG.TV reviews criteria for buying a new laptop .

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Resume Preparation

Sharon Florentine suggests resume tips for a technology-oriented job search. Some of her tips match those given by Richard Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?

In a related article, Derek Walter suggests when it is time to look for a new job.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

MOOC Enrollment Grows in 2015

Dhawal Shah provides statistics on MOOC the marketshares and reported enrollments. He reports that "free" courses are being replaced by those with a paywall - at least if the course will include student evaluation.

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Strong Security Camera Passwords

Ms. Smith notes that a huge number of security cameras either have no password, or use the default password assigned by the manufacturer.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Security for Chrome for Android

Lucian Constantin announces that Chrome for Android offers Safe Browsing . Safe Browsing is primarily a blacklist that warns of sites with malware and viruses.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Hunger in Academy

Steve Kolowich interviews Hattie Elmore, Director of Single Stop, a program dedicated to helping students navigate money and housing problems . Roughly a quarter of the students at Elmore's community college have experienced hunger in the past year, and her goal is to connect the students to resources which will allow them to be successful.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Printer Problems Arising From Windows 10

Ed Tittel offers suggestions for coping with print driver problems after one upgrades to Windows 10.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Tech and Terrorism

John Ribeiro notes that U.S. lawmakers are considering making network providers responsible for some terrorist communications. Ribeiro cites a statement by President Obama expressing a desire that tech companies make life difficult for terrorists attempting to escape justice by allowing government access to encypted resources.

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Crowdsourcing Humanities Research

Maha Bali notifies readers about a curated studies of a word such as "network." The curation effort seems to be a scholary exploration in philology and in the dynamics of crowdsourcing academic research.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Virtual Reality Labs

Ellen Wexler tracks advances in virtual reality labs for educational purposes at the University of Maryland.

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Repurposing Android Devices

J. R. Raphael offers eighteen uses for outdated Android devices .

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Proposed U.S. Aerial Drone Regulations

Martyn Williams reviews the current schemes for regulating aerial drones. He notes that the commercialization of airspace will limit hobbyist use of drones, as Google and Amazon do not want collisions between devices.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Mobile Usage May Be Evaluated by Lenders

Matt Hamblen observes that Kenyan lenders evaluate potential borrowers based on their mobile phone usage , a practice that may be coming to the United States. Those who have older phones requiring frequent charging are deemed to be less creditworthy than those who can afford new phones.

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Computer Clock

Simson Garfinkel wrote an article on the "Security Implications of the Humble Computer Clock " in 2009, but his advice is still relevant. I have found that errant clock settings have prevented users from accessing apps such as e-mail. Checking the accuracy of a computer's internal clock should be an early step in a intractible networking problem.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Productivity Tips

Sharon Florentine shares five productivity tips . These include:

  1. Working alone, such as in a quiet area or home office;
  2. Use your phone calendar to note birthdays and life events for co-workers;
  3. Schedule when you shall reply to email;
  4. Ensure your workplace is at a comfortable temperature, and,
  5. Take advantage of the ultradian rhythm.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Testing the iPad

Gordon Mah Ung shares benchmarks which demonstrate that the iPad is not yet a desktop replacement.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Book Collecting

John Kaag offers his experience as a bibliophile for the reader's amusement.

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Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Nemesis Malware

Jeremy Kirk warns of Nemesis, a new malware which loads before Windows boots, and thus cannot be recognized or removed by a normal antivirus solution. According to security firm Mandiant, "System administrators should perform a complete physical wipe of any systems compromised with a bootkit and then reload the operating system."

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Internet Addiction

Michael Schulson suggests that Web surfers can suffer internet addiction , and suggests tools to help viewers cope with the compulsion.

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Monday, December 07, 2015

1870 Library in Cincinnati

The original Vine Street building of the Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County was built in 1874 on the site of an opera house. It was considered one of the most beautiful public libraries in the nation.

The present Cincinnati library is located in the same location, but now spreads between Eighth and Ninth Streets and Vine and Walnut Streets.

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Sunday, December 06, 2015

The Future of Academic Libraries

Jeffrey R. Young interviews American Library Association President Sari Feldman about the future of campus print collections .

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Saturday, December 05, 2015

Team Communication

Kim Scott promotes the use of radical candor to make teams productive.

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Friday, December 04, 2015

Customer Relationship Management in 2016

Jennifer Schiff offers tips for prospering with customer relationship management.

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Thursday, December 03, 2015

Hashtags

Lisa Nielsen suggests proper hashtag usage .

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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Bibliotherapy

Ceridwen Dovey reviews literature which indicates reading can make you happier .

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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Twenty Years of USB Technology

Gordon Ung interviewed Ajay Bhatt, the Intel innovator who, more than anyone, created the USB standard . The technology was initially devised for printers, but now connects everything from cameras to cell phones.

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