In partnership with Dropbox, IS&T has launched Dropbox for Business at MIT. This enterprise version of the cloud-based file storage, syncing, and sharing service offers many features beyond those offered for personal accounts.
IS&T will host several sessions during and after orientation to help incoming students make the most of computing resources on campus.
MIT’s social media strategist, Stephanie Hatch Leishman, recently discussed some applications and resources that can streamline your social media workflow. This article highlights a few of them: Feedly, the CPS Photo Library and Flickr, Hootsuite, and IFTTT.
Acrobat XI Professional and the desktop applications in Adobe Creative Cloud are now available to faculty and staff for use on Institute-owned equipment at no cost to DLCs.
Chris Peterson, Senior Counselor for Web Communications in MIT’s Undergraduate Admissions Office, discusses three major trends in social media: the liquid self and ephemeral media; algorithmic anxiety; and the redistribution of risks and rewards.
Two members of the Alumni Association's Communications Department discuss strategies for sharing stories with MIT alumni through social media, as well as following alumni who are making the news.
Available to staff, faculty, and students through the MIT Learning Center, Skillsoft offers an extensive, web-based library of business and IT courses. It also features Books24x7: 9000 ebooks and videos with a focus on business and IT topics.
This article inaugurates a series on how social media is used at the Institute. First up, the Media Lab, where communications assistant Janine Liberty offers insights about the Lab’s audience and preferred social media channels.
The Libraries are offering an IAP session (already full!) and a brown bag lunch talk on 3D printing. MIT helped develop this technology years ago and now it's entering the mainstream, on campus and at large.
Created by OEIT's ARTEMiS group, the Plate Tectonics interactive visualization challenges students to interpret a 3D globe of tectonic data. It also provides animations of the opening and closing of ocean basins and the splitting of Pangaea.