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Updates

Things are happening at the Office of Digital Learning! To keep abreast of what the ODL is up to, we invite you to read the weekly series on our blog called This Week in ODL where you can access updates on the projects, news, and developments underway at our office. We invite you to click here for a complete listing of our weekly updates. And don’t forget to check our frequently-updated Projects page, where you can find information about our many projects.

Blog

The ODL has an active blog with regular readers from both within and beyond Middlebury. We hope to count you among them! To receive blog updates in your inbox, subscribe to our blog by scrolling to the bottom of our website and adding your email address to the subscribers list. While you’re there, we hope you’ll take a minute to check out our latest blog posts:

Demystifying Data Science – FREE Virtual Conference on 9/27

The Economist calls data the new oil… As in, the world’s newest most-valuable resource. We think they might be right.

And it (data) is something that everyone should learn a little about.

The folks at Metis have put together a doozy of a data science conference this week.

And it’s quite the lineup… Speakers include data pros from Facebook, Airbnb, Quora, Accenture Artificial Intelligence, the Philadelphia 76ers, Capital One, Etsy, and more.

Here are just a few of the talks that we’re going to tune in for:

  • The 5 Most Important Things in Data Science
  • Recognizing Cultural Bias in Artificial Intelligence
  • Fixing the Hot Mess: What You’re Doing Wrong to Hire & Get Hired
  • How to Learn Deep Learning When You’re Not a Computer Science Ph.D.

It’s a ton of content, running from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm EDT, so you can catch some or all on a break from classes, or in the evening after the work day.

Again, it’s totally free. It takes place this Wednesday, 9/27.

Register here. And we’ll see you there

Blog Posts from the Office of Digital Learning: Portuguese Hub Kickoff, Reading the LMS Against the Backdrop of Critical Pedagogy (Part 2), Pre-Immersion for School in India, Platforms in Education: A Need for Criticality and Hope, and More!

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Rochester Institute of Technology ON CAMPUS Tuesday 9/26!!

Come meet the R.I.T. representative at their information table on
Tuesday, 9/26 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm in the McCullough Grille Foyer

See your
vision
through.

Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning.

RIT offers 90+ graduate programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Photography, Animation, Business, Communications, Service and Hospitality; Education, Psychology, and Human Resources; Science, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics and Imaging Science; Applied Arts & Sciences; Sustainability; Computing and Information Sciences; and Engineering and Technology.

Degrees offered include M. Arch., MBA, MFA, MS, MST, ME and Ph.D.

$17 million in scholarships and graduate assistantships were awarded to graduate students last year. 95% graduate students get jobs or pursue additional degrees.

Learn more about their graduate degrees online.

Spotlight on Careers: CCI Resource with NEW CAREERS TOPICS!

Check out the NEW Careers Topics within Spotlight on Careers.

Spotlight on Careers provides a great series of guides about career fields popular with liberal arts students. This resource is free via a CCI login below and is an easy way to gain valuable information as your explore career fields.

Each guide is organized with an overview including an introduction, career options and trends. There are also sections on jobs and internships, graduate school, and real life stories in alumni profiles.

To access, go to spotlightoncareers.org.
Username is spotlightkey
Password is lacn18

The new topics are:

  • Environmental Science & SustainabilityThere are many jobs in the environmental and sustainability fields beyond policy work. Within the private sector, there are opportunities in the timber industry, environmental consulting, conservation and preservation organizations. Within the government, there is work available at the local, state and federal levels that focus on forests, water, and wildlife.
  • NeuroscienceThe “Brain Sciences,” or neuroscience, encompass a wide range of career paths centralized in the research and medical professions, and now permeating across multiple new fields in recent years. Through studying the brain and the nervous system, those who choose a career in neuroscience seek to understand how neurons interact and how these interactions impact behavior. Neuroscience intersects psychology, science, medicine, and impacts the legal system, education, and even marketing. Clearly, neuroscience presents multiple pathways for you to consider.
  • Law & ParalegalThe law profession encompasses a variety of career fields some of which require an advanced degree where others do not. Those interested in the field of law typically pursue careers as lawyers, paralegals/legal assistants, criminal justice (law enforcement, probation officers, and correction officers), social work/justice (family law, juvenile law, elder law and child protective services), public policy, federal government, protective services, detective services and more.
  • Business Intelligence, Analytics & Data ScienceEvery time a customer interacts with a computerized system, whether at a Grocery Store, Online Store, or Social Media site, data is created and stored in a data solution system. Tools then convert this data into metrics (known as analytics) that assess consumer behavior. Analytic professionals interpret analytical data and utilize statistics, predictive modeling, and managerial strategies to drive business decisions. Analytics are used in nearly every industry. Marketing companies use analytics to measure and analyze performance of different initiatives, financial firms use analytics to analyze investments and forecast future scenarios, charter schools use analytical data to inform teaching practices, and major movie studios use analytics to project ticket sales.

New to the library: statistics and GIS data

Statista
A quantitative statistics portal with over 60,000 topics on agriculture, finance, politics, and many more. Search in either German or English

China Data Online (China Data Center)

*Now with census data and GIS spatial data

(*GIS spatial data through China Geo-Explorer II works best with Internet Explorer. We have been experiencing some bugs on IE and various browsers and we are working on the problem with the China Data Center. We should have it remedied soon.)

A statistical database with the following datasets:

  • Monthly Statistics
  • National Statistics
  • Provincial Statistics
  • City Statistics
  • County Statistics
  • Monthly Industrial Data
  • Monthly Industrial Data 1999-2002
  • Yearly Industrial Data
  • Yearly Industrial Data 1999-2002
  • Statistics on Map
  • Provincial Yearbook (2002 – )
  • Provincial Yearbook ( – 2001)
  • City Yearbook
  • National Yearbook

China Data Center offers some freebies on its website, including a list of geo-spatial vector data including lakes, rivers, canals, and other landforms and a separate listing of free, two-dimensional maps including traffic noise in major citiescoal production, and energy consumption, to name only a few.