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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.

Social Media at MIT: Behind the Scenes at the Media Lab

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.

Objective Reality: 3D Printing Gains Traction at MIT

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.

As the World Turns: Learning About Plate Tectonics through On-Screen Interactions

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.


A Cloud-Based Tool for Greener Product Design: Two Sloan School Classes Sign On and So Can You

Sustainable Minds is an easy-to-use, cloud-based life-cycle analysis tool that makes it easier to "design greener products right, from the start." A limited number of subscriptions are available at no cost to MIT community members.

Learn Your Way Around MIT through Online Courses

MIT is a complex place; knowing the right way to get things done isn’t always obvious, especially for newcomers. Thanks to a series of online training courses, it’s now easier to find the answers you need when you need them.

Get with IT: IS&T Helps Incoming Students Learn About Computing Resources

IS&T will host several sessions during and after orientation to help incoming students make the most of computing resources on campus.

MIT Drupal Cloud Service: Create and Manage Your Website with Ease

Want to build and manage a website, even though you’re not a programmer? There’s a service that can make that wish come true – at no cost to you!

Podcasting 101: A Getting Started Guide

Now is a great time to speak out on your favorite topics: podcasting, which faded in popularity years ago with the rise of YouTube, is experiencing a second wave of interest.

The Big Picture: Using Images in Social Media

In the world of social media, posts with images get more responses – more likes, comments, and sharing. Hop on a "hamster wheel" of inspiration as MIT Social Media Specialist Stephanie Hatch offers tips on using images to boost your audience engagement.