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App of the Week | Google Chrome Extensions

In the office this week I was looking around for a productive web tool to share for App of the Week, something elegant and smooth-running, when I came across this: it’s an extension for Google Chrome (which if you don’t have already, I’ll take this opportunity to recommend) called Abstract Browsing. It transforms all the content […]

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Cyber Security Awareness Month

This month marks the twelfth National Cyber Awareness Security Month. The Department of Homeland Security has created a weekly agenda focusing on general cybersecurity, cybersecurity at work, protection in our interconnected world, and the future of technology and security. Our friends over at the New School IT department have created their own hand-dandy Security Handbook that offers some tips on how […]

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Event | October 26th | Moving Beyond Breaches

New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative and Just Security present conversations with experts in the field of cyber security policy and practice. Monday October 26th, 9am-12pm. Lipton Hall at D’Agostino Hall, New York University School of Law Session 1: The Mechanics of Cyber-Risk: The idea of cyber insurance has been around since the late 1990s but has yet […]

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Metrography launches Map of Displacement

On Tuesday, October 13th from a lecture hall at the University Center at the New School Metrography launched their multimedia web project, The Map of Displacement. Metrography is the first Iraqi photojournalism agency and was created with the intention of training Iraqi photographers so that they could sell their photos at the international market which […]

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Social Media | Hootsuite

All you academic social media butterflies and program directors who can’t keep your many profiles straight, this one’s for you: known as “the world’s #1 platform for managing social media,” Hootsuite offers three levels of its integrated social media toolkit. For those of us on more than one social media platform, or managing social media […]

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App of the Week | Canvas Mobile App

Though you are all likely to be familiar with the web tool Canvas (to both your delight and dismay perhaps), our App of the Week is the Canvas Mobile App, with which you might not be as familiar. It offers almost all the features of the full site, but on the go on both iOS […]

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Books We Like | Elissa Shevinsky, Lean Out

Elissa Shevinsky, Ed. Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-up Culture (New York O/R Books, 2015) Ever wanted to get some gender in your class on technology or capitalism? Get technology and capitalism in your course on gender? Find transgender, queer and woman of color voices from the worlds of business, banking […]

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Online Teaching Resources | How Do Students Learn?

In the Chronicle of Higher Education blog Wired Campus, Ellen Wexler summarizes a new report from Carnegie Mellon, “Learning is Not a Spectator Sport: Doing is Better Than Watching for Learning from a MOOC.” Using data culled from an online course in which students were given two paths — passive or active learning — the […]

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Blogs We Like | ProfHacker’s Anastasia Salter on Preparing Online Lectures

One of our longtime favorite blogs at the Digital Humanities Initiative is ProfHacker at The Chronicle of Higher Education. If you look at the group that produces it, you will find some of the great names in Digital Humanities: Brian Croxall, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Adeline Koh and Ryan Cordell are only a few of the exciting […]

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App of the Week | Boomerang for Gmail

Those of you who have been running into Digital Humanities Initiative Director Claire Potter in meetings have probably heard her enthusing about her latest find, Boomerang. Technically, Boomerang is a plug-in, not an app, and it improves the performance of your New School Gmail. How? Because Boomerang: Schedules your email. This is what Claire likes […]

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