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Monitor newsletter Jun 16, 2021
An academic conference on game-based teaching and learning. teach o playo LEARN. Join us online June 25, 2021.

UITS news for June 16, 2021

Sign up for the June 25 Teach, Play, Learn conference

Learn about game-based teaching and learning.

Make plans to attend the annual Teach, Play, Learn conference on game-based teaching and learning. The virtual conference takes place Friday, June 25, from 9am to 3pm ET. There is no cost to attend, and faculty, students, and staff are invited.

Learn about game design from keynote speaker Dr. Scott Nicholson from Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of Unlocking the Potential of Puzzle-Based Learning.

Register for the conference

Help wanted: Support Center consultants

Positions open in Bloomington and IUPUI.

Gain client service experience, increase your technical knowledge, and learn troubleshooting and critical thinking skills. Those are valuable skills you can improve as a Support Center consultant, and you can take those with you into any career.

UITS is looking for a diverse pool of candidates to interview for consultant positions at IU Bloomington and IUPUI. Consultants work 20-29 hours per week and must sometimes work evening and/or weekend shifts. You must be available to work at least two full semesters.

Go here to apply

Meet the sophomore who created People of IU social media campaign

The Bangalore, India, native launched the campaign to unite the IU community.

After initial culture shock, Sankalp Sharma adjusted to his Bloomington home away from home after a few weeks. Looking for a way to give back to the IU community, the Bangalore, India, native decided to create the People of IU campaign, a social media campaign in the vein of Humans of New York highlighting the diverse people who make up the IU Bloomington campus.

During his second semester, Sharma assembled a team of five fellow students with skills in photography, videography, social media, marketing, and leadership. Launched in August 2020 in the middle of the pandemic, they made it work with outdoor interviews and masks.

The People of IU posts are now shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Read about People of IU

WonderLab and IU cybersecurity pros host summer workshop for teens

Register now for the virtual “Codemakers and Codebreakers” summer camp.

Do you know a teen who’s interested in cybersecurity? IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research is partnering with Bloomington’s WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology to host a “Codemakers and Codebreakers” virtual summer camp for kids in grades 7-12. 

When: Monday, June 21 to Friday, June 25, 2021

Time: 9:30am-2:30pm ET daily, via Zoom 

The camp’s expert instructors will use interactive exercises and games to teach topics such as cryptography, cybercrime, data forensics, lockpicking, network security, programming, social engineering, vulnerability testing, and website penetration testing. 

See WonderLab for more info and to register

How are your cybersecurity skills?

Boost your defenses with an IT Security minicourse.

Learn how to outsmart scammers with simple and effective IT security skills, habits, and tools while earning an achievement certificate. The IT Security Basics course at IU takes 30 minutes and is self-paced.

IT Training also offers “Think before you click” workshops. 

Learn more about phishing education and training

Create inclusive document design

Ensure your work is easy for others to use, read, and understand.

Save time, money, and frustration by creating inclusive documents from the start. You won’t need to retroactively make your documents accessible. Instead, you’ll enable others to use, read, and understand your work. 

When: Thursday, June 24

Time: 2-2:30pm ET, via Zoom

Sign up for inclusive design training

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