Sunday, June 28, 2015

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 6/27/15

Last update: Sunday 6/28/15 @ 11:05 pm

This week's cover = graphic from tweet that Tech celebrates Supreme Court's gay marriage decision 

... Other top stories = Facebook's disappointing diversity numbers ... Google's self-driving cars ... and Google's free Wi-Fi


Below find links to the Digital Learning Lab's "Dozens" of favorite news items about HBCUs' use of information technology to enhance their teaching, research, and community services ... plus news about hackathons and issues related to coding & coding literacy... in HBCU media and Tech media ... for the week ending Saturday 6/28/15 @ 3 pm ... Links to previous editions of the Dozens can be found ==> Back issues.

A. HBCUs | B. Ed Tech | C. Gen Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views | F. Events ... TECH 2014


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Pass the MOOCs -- Part 3 (Udacity)

Last update: Saturday 6/27/15
This note resumes the discussion that I began in Part 2 of some unexpected insights about career-oriented MOOCs offered by top-ranked universities that I have encountered in my quest for the new knowledge and skills that will enable me to reenter the job market in a different field. Much ado has been made in some academic circles about the low completion rates of MOOCs. Many enroll, but few successfully complete. Given my first insight -- that some top-ranked universities deliberately underestimate the prerequisite knowledge and the study time required to successfully complete their career-oriented MOOCs --  low completion rates are not surprising. So this note offers my conjectures as to why top-ranked universities deliberately mislead prospective students.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pass the MOOCs -- Part 2 (Underestimations)

Last update: Thursday 6/25/15
I posted a note on this blog ("Pass the MOOCs") recently that informed readers that I am currently taking a series MOOCs that will enable me to reenter the workforce with newly acquired skills in machine learning, data analytics, data science, etc, etc, etc. The main point of my previous blog was that dabblers drop out of MOOCs, but job hunters stay the course. In my case, I dropped out of a couple MOOCs that I had previously taken to satisfy my intellectual curiosity.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

"TECH Dozens" -- Week Ending Saturday 6/20/15

Last update: Sunday 6/21/15 @ 10:05 am
This week's cover = photo/graphic from tweet about the biggest weekend of the year for Black Girls Code ... 1 hackathon + 2 workshops 

... Other top stories ==> 
Nest launches camera and other home IoT devices ... FBI investigates whether St. Louis Cardinals hacked Houston Astros ... and Sony's announcements at E3 2015



Below find links to the Digital Learning Lab's "Dozens" of favorite news items about HBCUs' use of information technology to enhance their teaching, research, and community services ... plus news about hackathons and issues related to coding & computational thinking... in HBCU media and Tech media ... for the week ending Saturday 6/21/15 @ 3 pm ... Links to previous editions of the Dozens can be found ==> Back issues.

A. HBCUs | B. Ed Tech | C. Gen Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views | F. Events ... TECH 2014