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Academic Technology

Learning technologies can range from decisions about chalkboards versus whiteboards, to learning management systems and online activities, to fully digital projects and publication. We continually investigate technology resources that resonate with and support liberal arts learning.

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Herding cats: Getting a handle on online privacy

A little over 15 years ago, privacy was declared dead by Scott McNealy. In that time, the topic of online privacy has stubbornly remained relevant, surviving not only Sergey Brin's platitudes but also Mark Zuckerberg's attempt to declare it dead a second time....
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Protect Yourself: Update All of Your Programs.

We’ve all seen them. In popups, warnings, and alerts - the call to update your software. Whether it’s Mac, Windows, or another program asking for updates, they can be annoying. Sometimes you even have to restart your computer for them to take effect, and who has time...
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National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Trivial Pursuits

This was something I wanted to do last year but didn't have the time to do it right.  I think I have a good batch that will hopefully by challenging and enlightening.  Answers are presented below the questions in white text - to see the answer, highlight the block of...
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Managing distractions in a digital age

One of the things we emphasize at our Center for Digital Liberal Arts is a critical disposition toward digital tools and culture. We know from first had experience how creative and computational media can be integrated productively into learning, research, and...
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Chasing the McGuffin: What Are You Trying to Protect?

Information security, very broadly, concerns itself with three main principles: Confidentiality - information is only available on a need to know basis. Integrity - the information, when accessed, is accurate and has not been tampered with. Availability - the...
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Highlighted Tools

Poll Everywhere

Use poll everywhere for in class quizzes and polls that students (or other audiences) can answer from their laptops or smart phones.

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Qualtrics is Oxy’s campus wide survey design and distribution platform.

Create accountGo to Qualtrics



Moodle is our learning management system and is used by faculty and students to share course materials, upload assignments, create class discussion forums and more.

Moodle HelpGo to Moodle


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Bibliographic Management and Citation


collect, manage, share and generate citations for research


link to Oxy’s library catalog and resources from anywhere on the web

Media and Audio Production

Adobe Creative Suite

located on computers in the Critical Making Studio and oMac Lab, ground floor of the Academic Commons


professional grade digital audio workstation, Critical Making Studio Audio Booth

Logic X

level up from Garage Band to Logic X, Critical Making Studio Audio Booth

Data Analysis and Visualization

ArcGIS Online

work with maps and geospatial data


statistical analysis tool, available on public computers and for classroom use in Brown Lab and oMac Lab


mixed methods and qualitative analysis tools

Tableau Public

data sharing and visualization


open source statistical tool


quantitative analysis software, located on public computers and available for classroom use in Brown Lab and oMac Lab

Content Management and Web Publication