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On April 8, 2014 Microsoft ended the support of its operating system, XP. XP has been around for twelve years but now Microsoft has decided “to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences”, their website says. XP was not only used in home PCs but also in several other … Continue Reading
New course combines “physical computing with artistic sensibilities”
Through a new bi-discipline course, Interactive Art, professors Joel Hollingsworth and Michael Fels, of the computer science and art departments respectively, are exploring the ways in which art and programming can communicate and work together effectively. Hollingsworth and Fels connected a few years ago, when Fels wanted to use computer programming to add another layer to his art. Satisfied with … Continue Reading
The dangers of the Heartbleed bug
Last week, the Heartbleed bug made world headlines in its discovery. Heartbleed is a bug that affects OpenSSL, an encryption technology that is one of the most common on the internet. While it is unclear whether any information has been stolen through the Heartbleed bug, security experts are worried because the bug went undetected for more than two years before … Continue Reading
New program helps faculty navigate TLT services
Do you have ideas about how to incorporate technology into your course but don’t know how to take them from conception to reality? Teaching & Learning Technologies (TLT) is proud to announce our new TLT Liaison program. TLT has partnered with the library to ensure that all academic areas not only have a library liaison, but a TLT liaison as … Continue Reading
Beware of the malware
Guest post by Brandon Mitchell, a student in Professor Lynn Heinrichs’ information security class. What is malware? We may have all heard the term malware before, but it is not for sure that everybody knows exactly what it is. Malware is malicious software used to attack or gain access to computer systems without the knowledge of the user. In minor … Continue Reading
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Do contactless cards need extra protection?
Guest post by Andréa Black, a student in Professor Lynn Heinrichs’ information security class. You may already have one or more contactless cards in your purse or wallet. They are the cards that do not need to be physically swiped at a card reader but can simply be waved near the reader to process a transaction or allow access into … Continue Reading
Syncplicity for faculty
Instructional & Campus Technologies (ICT) is deploying Syncplicity, a new tool that provides you with an automatic method for backing up your Elon-related data to the cloud. Once Syncplicity is installed and your files are added, it takes care of everything else for you. So, if you’re working on a document or spreadsheet and save changes, Syncplicity will take care … Continue Reading
6 tips for making effective infographics
If you’ve been searching for a creative, visual way to present information to your students, you should look into creating an infographic. Infographics are structured graphics that convey data or knowledge quickly and clearly. With the help of online applications, anyone can make an infographic, but it is just as easy to create bad one. Here are six tips for creating … Continue Reading
How to present clear documentation
Previously, we took a look at how to create successful documentation used to instruct others. Now that you know more about the broader ideas of being able to effectively communicate instructions, it’s time to take a closer look at the actual presentation of the information. When it comes to documentation, it helps to take into account the VARK theory of … Continue Reading
Watch for scams this tax season
It’s that time of year to file taxes and for some to receive an anticipated refund. Criminals have found ways to get to your refund and even file your taxes. Be prepared this season by knowing what the scams are and how to avoid them. The Internal Revenue Service has recently released a dozen of scams, known as the ‘Dirty … Continue Reading
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