Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Spoofing Google's Location Tracker

Bill Hartzer tells how one can fake their location using a Google Chrome extension, "Manual Geolocation" ( https://goo.gl/XA7ED5 ).

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Responding to E-mail

Richard Moy suggests how to set your email's auto-responder when taking a one day vacation.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

InterUniversity Graduate Seminar Experience

Emily Dolan and Jonathan Sterne recount the experience of teaching a course using teleconferencing between universities in Montreal and Boston.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Hiding Your Website

Patrick Stox suggests how to keep a website from being indexed by Google.

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Appreciating Individuals

Lydia Dishman says appreciation is an often overlooked stress-reducer and motivator

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Give Thanks for What You've Accomplished

Anna Meyer shares the value of a reverse bucket list .

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Interviewing for a Faculty Position

Manya Whitaker suggests how candidates for faculty positions should conduct themselves in an interview .

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EMP Danger to Civilization

Paul Ratner warns that any nation, including the U.S., is vulnerable to an EMP attack .

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

University Enrollment Decisions

Eric Hoover introduces the College Scholarship Tycoon game developed by Vox.
Hoover points out that money from the scholarship pot can either be given to poor first-generation students, or to wealthy students who are likely to financially benefit the university.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Sleep Deprivation

Phillip Perry reports that sleep deprivation slows neural activity .

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Tax Impact on Graduate Students

Eric Kelderman reports how the GOP tax plan would harm graduate students .

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Changing a Website File Structure Can Reduce Results

Joost De Valk warns that changing a site file structure may temporarily reduce the number of people who find your website.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Web Security

Johannes Beus suggests that more than half of all Web traffic uses secure (https) web sites.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Search Engine Optimization

Amy Biggart suggests a basic plan for search engine optimization .

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Google Now Estimates a Position's Wage

Nick Zakrasek reports that Google's job search offering now provides estimated salaries.

The original announcement for job search is here. -DD

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Information Curation by Librarians

Justin Sipher notes that librarians do more evaluation of information and information sources than in the past.

Mark Ray attempts to change the sterotypes for librarians.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Streamling Course Offerings to Improve Graduation Rates

Katherine Mangan observes that the University of Wisconsin at Superior is eliminating a couple dozen academic programs, streamlining course offerings in a hope of "making it easier for students to graduate on time ."

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Successful Telecommuting

Patty Azzarello offers seven suggestions for establishing telecommuting policies.
Sangeeta Shah Bharadwaj developed a Harvard Business Review case study on this topic.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Online or Onsite Courses

Beth McMurftrie examines research about the best mix of online and onsite classes . A blended environment seems to provide the best balance for student success.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Reviving the Brain Through Relationship

Brady Wilson in this video discusses how a brain can become tired and depressed, and how to revive a brain by connecting with others.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Receive an Answer

Zack Slayback offers a tip on receiving a response email from industry leaders.

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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Ten Thousand Experiment Rule?

Michael Simmons suggests that the " ten thousand hour rule " is not applicable to many firms. Simmons offers "attempts" as a more universal predictor of success.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Fake News

Eric Schmidt discusses fake news and foreign influence in U.S. information sources.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

University Endowments Threatened

Ben Myers and Brock Read scoured the proposed U.S. Tax Code revisions, and conclude that the private universities with large endowments will need to pay additional tax if the section 5103 of the Act is not revised.

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Open Education Resources and Social Justice

Robin DeRosa suggests that the use of Open Education Resources may be a social justice issue.

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Monday, November 06, 2017

Changing Viewer Audience

Peter Minnium reviews statistics on the decline of television and the rise of online video , concluding with ideas for marketing which use video technology.

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Sunday, November 05, 2017

Ancient Books

Sarah Laskow searched for the oldest books in major libraries - and their stories .

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Saturday, November 04, 2017

Google's New Location Restrictions

Fili Weise suggests that Google's location restriction on search results may be due to legal pressure, such as "Right to Be Forgotten" laws in some nations.

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Friday, November 03, 2017

Marketers, Avoid Resending Emails

Scott Heimes suggests that sending copies of former emaisls as reminders can be bad for marketing because users are likely to unsubscribe to your list, and ISPs may see the duplicate emails as spam.

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Universities Face New Regulation

Corrine Letsch reports that new regulation requires U.S. universities utilize with new cyber practices to comply with regulations.

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Thursday, November 02, 2017

Google Travel Data

Andrew Hawkins reports that Google will cease providing airline travel data to third party developers in April, 2018. There are alternatives.

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