Upfront With NGS: BCG Offers Six Free Lectures (Live or by Webinar) on 6 October 2017

Upfront with NGS: BCG Offers Six Free Lectures (Live or by Webinar) on 6 October 2017. “Top genealogists Jeanne Bloom, Martha Garrett, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, Jill Morelli, Ann Staley, and Tom Jones will present six one-hour lectures held at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City Friday, 6 October 2017 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mountain U.S. time. The lectures are free and open to the public (registration is not required), sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. All will be broadcast online (free registration is required, see below).”

Phys.org: Social media helps students learn scientific argumentation better, study says

Phys.org: Social media helps students learn scientific argumentation better, study says. “Adults often bemoan the amount of time young people spend staring at a screen and browsing social media. But social media can not only be a way to teach students elements of the scientific process, those who took part in a program to learn scientific argumentation through social media learned the components of argumentation better than their peers who did not, a University of Kansas study has found.”

The Next Web: A glossary of basic artificial intelligence terms and concepts

The Next Web: A glossary of basic artificial intelligence terms and concepts. “Defining the nature of what AI is, and what it’s going to do for Joe Public, is difficult. Advances that will affect the entire world are often complex and take awhile before everyone understands what’s happening…. In the next few years everyone is going to want to understand some basic terms about AI, because you’ll be seeing it all over the place as every gadget made in the near-future is going to have some form of artificial intelligence baked in.”

Chronicle of Higher Education: New Venture Will Offer Free Courses That Students Can Take for College Credit

Chronicle of Higher Education: New Venture Will Offer Free Courses That Students Can Take for College Credit. “The venture, being formally unveiled on Wednesday [This was last Wednesday -TJC], includes a catalog of online courses in more than 40 subjects that were developed by academics affiliated with major universities across the country. Leaders of the Modern States Education Alliance, the New York City philanthropy behind the project, call it an “on ramp” to college. The courses are free to anyone who wants to use them, but were designed especially for students who can use this alternative approach to earn traditional academic credits through the Advanced Placement or College Level Examination Program exams, administered by the College Board.”

TechCrunch: PhishMe offers free phishing training tool to SMBs

TechCrunch: PhishMe offers free phishing training tool to SMBs. “When employees received hundreds of emails a day, how do companies protect themselves from this insidious and all too common threat [of phishing]? One way is by carefully training employees to recognize a scam, not fall for it, and most importantly report it, so the company can remove all such emails from their domains. That kind of testing has tended to be out of reach for SMBs, who, in spite of the obvious threat, haven’t been able to justify the cost of spending money to provide that training. All of those excuses went away today when PhishMe, a 6.5 year old startup that helps companies protect themselves from phishing scams, announced it was releasing a free phishing testing tool for companies with 500 employees or less.”

Stanford: Stanford team brings medieval texts to a contemporary audience

Stanford: Stanford team brings medieval texts to a contemporary audience. “Curated by Stanford faculty and students, the GMS is an online, interactive collection of medieval texts and their translations. It primarily features shorter texts – never before translated into English – and offers non-experts a gateway into the literature of the Middle Ages.”

Library of Congress: Library Launches Free WWI Webinar Series

Library of Congress: Library Launches Free WWI Webinar Series. “The Library of Congress is commemorating the 100thanniversary of the United States’ entry into The Great War with a new free, online webinar series highlighting some of the Library’s most remarkable World War I resources, including documents, photographs, maps, and personal stories collected through the Veterans History Project.”