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Facilitating a Smooth Technological Transition for Citizens Returning from Prison

School of Information Professor Kentaro Toyama explains his recent study looking at the digital literacy of citizens returning to society after prison sentences. Toyama finds that returning citizens desire computing skills to help them secure jobs. August 14, 2019. # #Information #web-article #SchoolofInformation #Technology #Career #Criminology #InformationScience #ComputerScience #KentaroToyama ​​​​​​​​​​


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Modern Maker Trend Could Spur Aging Brains

School of Information Professor Kentaro Toyama and graduate student Kayla Carucci study the positive effects of implementing makerspaces in senior citizen homes, allowing residents to utilize tools, make crafts, and stimulate their brains. July 18, 2019. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #Society #Technology #Aging #Design #InformationScience #MentalHealth #KentaroToyama ​​​​​​​​​​​


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Humans, Robot Teams Work Better When There’s an Emotional Connection

School of Information Associate Professor Lionel Robert supports the finding that emotional connection to robot coworkers will improve workplace success; however, he warns that over-attachment may lead to misplaced trust. July 22, 2019. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #scienceandtechnology #Career #ArtificialIntelligence #Robotics #InformationScience #Workplace #LionelRobert ​​​​​​​​​​​


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U-M’s Iffy Quotient Shows Steady Drop of Questionable Information on Social Media, Partners with NewsGuard for Better Data

U-M Center for Social Media Responsibility Director Paul Resnick finds a significant drop in "iffy" content on social media, either due to better policing by sites like Facebook and Twitter or smarter sharing by users. July 23, 2019. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #Society #Technology #SocialMedia #InformationScience #ComputerScience #PaulResnick ​​​​​​​​​​


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Introduction to HTML5

Thanks to a growing number of software programs, it seems as if anyone can make a webpage. But what if you actually want to understand how the page was created? There are great textbooks and online resources for learning web design, but most of those resources require some background knowledge. This course is designed to help the novice who wants to gain confidence and knowledge. We will explore the theory (what actually happens when you click on a link on a webpage?), the practical (what do...


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Humanizing Robots: Time to Put on the Brakes?

School of Information Associate Professor Lionel Robert publishes an article in the International Robotics & Automation Journal assessing some of the unforeseen risks in humanizing robots, including inappropriate designs and over-attachment. October 24, 2017. #5mins #Information #web-article #SchoolofInformation #Society #Technology #InformationScience #Robotics #Relationships #LionelRobert


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New U-M Center Will Promote Social Media Responsibility, Tackle Fake News

School of Information's Center for Social Media Responsibility former Executive Director Garlin Gilchrist talks about the new center's goal to promote intellectual responsibility and informational principles for social media use. March 6, 2018. #5-15mins #Information #web-article #SchoolofInformation #Technology #Society #Social Media #Communication #InformationScience #Media #GarlinGilchristII


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Moral Concerns Override Desire to Profit from Finding a Lost Wallet

School of Information Professor Alain Cohn describes his research studying social tendencies in situations regarding stolen wallets in different countries around the world. June 20, 2019. #AlainCohn ​ # #Information #web-article ​​​ #SchoolofInformation #Society #Technology #InformationScience #GroupDynamics ​​​​​


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Matrimonial Website Profiles Show Indians More Open to Intercaste Marriage

School of Information and Psychology professors conduct research showing that more Indian people are willing to participate in an intercaste marriage. June 10, 2019. # #webarticle #MichiganNews #Society #Technology #Online #InformationScience #Psychology #India


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Michael Bastedo’s Research Informs New College Admissions Tool Aimed at Increasing Equity and Access

School of Education researcher Michael Bastedo conducts a study focusing on administrative tools in higher education systems, looking to increase the scope of application review by including more personal context and background. May 24, 2019. # #Education #webarticle #SchoolofEducation #Society #Technology #HigherEducation #InformationScience #informationtechnology