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Constantly connected: From cars to refrigerators

 

ncsamWeek 4 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) wants us to think about our continuously connected lives and the role cyber security plays in making sure these connections are secure.  Consider the number of devices that can connect to the Internet through Bluetooth technology, Wi-Fi, and cellular networks.  Gadgets like smartphones, smart TVs and even cars and refrigerators now connect to the Internet. Collectively, these devices and objects are known as the Internet of Things (IoT).  While it may be cool to have all sorts of information at our fingertips, are there security and privacy concerns we should be aware of with being constantly connected?

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Cybercrime prevention tips

ncsamWelcome to week 3 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)!  This week seeks to highlight how to recognize and combat cybercrime.  Online crime has become a growing issue in our always-connected world, but there are steps we can take to help prevent ourselves from becoming victims of cybercrime.

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Cyber security in the workplace

ncsamWelcome to week 2 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and its focus on creating a cyber security culture in the workplace. Both private and public sector organizations should realize their employees need to be constantly thinking about cyber security as they log into online systems, perform simple tasks like checking emails, and as they work away from the office using mobile devices.

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3 basic online safety tips

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Week 1 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) focuses on the basic steps to online safety and security.  All digital citizens should be aware and understand good cybersecurity practices to protect against identity theft and scams.  Here are three simple tips.

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Use this secret trick to get a sneak peek of your Fall classroom

Picture of an Elon classroomThe beginning of a new semester is a whirlwind of excitement alongside an ever-growing list of unknowns. One of those unknowns is your classroom space. Are you teaching in a new classroom this fall? Do you want to know if anything has changed with a space you’ve already taught in?

Elon has tools and resources you can use to preview what your classroom will look like and what technology it contains. I’ll highlight two for you in this article.

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5 Moodle tips to start the semester

Image of a start lineIt’s time to get your Moodle courses ready! Here are five helpful (and short) tutorials for building your Moodle course at the start of the semester.  Continue reading »

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Stefanie Poe receives Acorn Accolade

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Stefanie Poe receiving the award from Assistant VP of Technology Christopher Waters and standing next to her supervisor Anthony Bennett.

Stefanie Poe, Campus Technology Support Lead for Elon, is the July recipient of the Acorn Accolade.

This award is given to an outstanding member of Elon’s Instructional and Campus Technologies team each month.

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Elon embraces the National Week of Making

Elon students, alumni, and faculty participated in this year’s national Week of Making with conferences, faires, and White House exhibits. We led discussions, educated the public, and even took home awards – and we wanted to make sure that you heard about it.

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Elon student creates interactive games for children

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Render of the Leap in action. Note the little piece of hardware plugged in in front of the laptop: this is the sensor and camera.

Peter Traunfeld, a senior Computer Science major, has been researching a way to offer parents a technology that can teach, entertain, and potentially therapeutic benefits to their children. It’s cheap, it can be used at home, and it’s ideal for children that are sensory-seeking. With his own personal codea Leap Motion sensor, and a Microsoft Kinect, Traunfeld has been spending two years at Elon developing interactive games that combine elements of music, manual dexterity, color, coordination, and creativity.

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Dan Harder presents at premiere IT educator’s conference

Dan HarderMr. Dan Harder, the Director of Campus Technology Support and Assistant CIO, recently represented Elon at the Miami 2016 Connect Conference for EDUCAUSE: the leading nonprofit organization for those seeking to ‘advance higher education through the use of information technology.’ In addition to leading two of the main stage speeches Harder was also a part of the team responsible for conceptualization and execution of the entire conference. This is the third year that Harder has spoken at EDUCAUSE and the first that he has been on the planning committee.

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