MakeUseOf: The 10 Best Sites to Learn About Art History . “Art history is a vast topic. From the pottery of ancient Greece to the contemporary pop art of the 1960s, there are millions of artists across hundreds of styles that you can sink your teeth into. Even if you’re generally not ‘into art,’ you’ll still be able to find something that resonates with your soul. Here are some of the best sites to learn about art history.”
American Libraries: Free webinar on blockchain for libraries. “The Blockchain National Forum, held at San José State University iSchool in Summer 2018, brought together experts in the information professions, business, government, and urban planning to develop recommendations on the future uses of blockchain technology within the information professions.”
Moz: Rewriting the Beginner’s Guide to SEO, Chapter 2: Crawling, Indexing, and Ranking . “It’s been a few months since our last share of our work-in-progress rewrite of the Beginner’s Guide to SEO, but after a brief hiatus, we’re back to share our draft of Chapter Two with you! This wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Kameron Jenkins, who has thoughtfully contributed her great talent for wordsmithing throughout this piece.”
NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence: Facebook game teaches how to spot disinformation. “NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence introduces its new indie game designed to train readers to identify misinformation published online. The game is hosted on Facebook and is open for all Facebook users here. Players are put in charge of their own publishing company, they earn virtual currency and gain an audience for publishing accurate news. The game is divided into three levels, each encouraging the players to think about the possible ways they could be fooled. The Fact Checker screen prompts the players to question the sources and provides tips on how to distinguish between an accurate and a misleading story.” I played the first few levels. Do not let the first easy level fool you.
TechCrunch: Twitch launches a ‘how-to’ site for streamers, Twitch Creator Camp . “Twitch wants more people to stream, so it’s going to begin teaching them how. The video game streaming site today announced the launch of Twitch Creator Camp, a new educational resource that helps newcomers learn the basics of streaming, as well as how to build up a channel, connect with fans, and earn rewards.”
Inside Higher Education: Mixing and Matching Cal State Online Courses — Free . “Many institutions allow residential students to dabble in online courses as they work through their schedule of face-to-face classes. The California State University System takes that offering one step further, presenting full-time students at all of the system’s 23 institutions with the option to enroll for free in one online course per semester at another Cal State institution…. Cal State students can now access the full range of online courses with CSU Fully Online, a database launched Wednesday.”