Monday, June 30, 2014

YesWeCode "Diversity in Tech" -- Twitter Chat on Sunday 6/29/14

Last update: Monday 6/30/14 @ 7:33 am
Below find a (temporary) Storify of the Twitter Chat convened by YesWeCode last night at 9 pm Eastern. The chat was hosted by Uchechi Kalu who posed eight questions to the participants. The next chat will be held next week at the same time. (Note: This temporary summary will be replaced by a link to the official summary of the chat on the YesWeCode Website when it appears.)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

"TECH Dozens" -- HBCUs' Sunday Magazine -- Week Ending 6/28/14

Last updated: Sunday 6/29/14 @ 6:24 pm


Cover = photo of Dr. Abdulalim A. Shabazz from a tweet that mourned his passing this week. He was the HBCU community's long-time master teacher of mathematics  ...


... other top stories include the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to require warrants for searching cell phones ... imminent failure of (for-profit) Corinthian Corp ... release of the 2013 Babson survey of U.S. online education .. and Google's I/O rollout


Below find links to the Digital Learning Lab's "Dozens" of favorite news items about HBCUs' use of technology to enhance their teaching, research, and community services ... plus news about hackathons and related issues ... in HBCU media and Tech media ... for the week ending Saturday 6/28/14 @ 12:00 noon ... in chronological order from latest to earliest ... Links to previous editions of the Dozens can be found here ==> Back issues ... Back issues can be searched for old tweets.

A. HBCUs | B. Ed Tech | C. Gen Tech | D. Hackers | E. Events

Friday, June 27, 2014

Reporters and Editors as Guides and Misguides

Last update: Friday 6/27/14 @ 7:23 am
This morning while scanning the daily online education media, I encountered an article in Diverse titled "Study Finds Taking Class Online Does not Necessarily Improve Outcomes" ... which caught my attention because of my bloody personal experience while promoting the development of online degree and certificate programs at a prominent HBCU. I found considerable irony in the negative implications of the title because the deepest wounds I received came from faculty who were convinced that online education was decidedly inferior to traditional classroom education. Had I asserted that online was actually better than traditional education, I would not have been wounded; I would have been lynched ... :-(

Sunday, June 22, 2014

"TECH Dozens" -- HBCU Sunday Magazine -- Week Ending 6/21/14

Last updated: Sunday 6/22/14 @ 8:49 pm
Cover = Photo of a Starbucks crew from NY Times story about Starbucks partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) to provide free college education for Starbucks' employees who enroll in ASU online programs.

... Other top stories include Goodie Hack's Atlanta Hackathon ... Amazon's new Fire phone ... and Udacity's nanodegrees

Below find links to the Digital Learning Lab's "Dozens" of favorite news items about HBCUs' use of technology to enhance their teaching, research, and community services ... plus news about hackathons and related issues ... in HBCU media and Tech media ... for the week ending Saturday 6/21/14 @ 12:00 noon ... in chronological order from latest to earliest ... Links to previous editions of the Dozens can be found here ==> Back issues ... Back issues can be searched for old tweets.
A. HBCUs | B. Ed Tech | C. Gen Tech | D. Hackers | E. Events

Goodie Hack's "Idea Hackathon" In Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday 6/21/14

Last update: Sunday 6/22/14 @ 9:29 am
On Saturday 6/21/14, Goodie Hack sponsored an "Idea" hackathon in Atlanta Georgia. Details can be found HERE. From time to time, some of the organizers and participants shared their reactions to what was happening via Twitter.  The DLL used Storify to organize the tweets in chronological order that mentioned the Twitter handle @GoodieHack thereby creating a temporary overview of this event. This temporary overview will be replaced by a link to the official overview when it is posted on Goodie Hack's Website.

Friday, June 20, 2014

HBCUs' Online & Blended Degrees Report 2014

The DLL's report that analyzes the information in its 2014 HBCU Directory of Online and Blended Degree Programs will be posted on this page by close of business on Friday 6/27/14

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Additional HBCU Online & Blended Degree Programs in 2014

Last updated: Thursday 6/19/14 @ 8:27 pm
This table lists the online and blended degree programs that were offered by HBCUs that did not offer any online/blended degree programs in 2013. The full directory of programs offered by HBCUs in June 2014 is found HERE ... Note that there are still only 106 HBCUs, not 107 as was reported a few months ago in various HBCU media. The WHI-HBCUs has not designated Simmons College as an HBCU yet.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

"TECH Dozens" -- HBCU Sunday Magazine -- Week Ending 6/14/14

Last updated: Sunday 6/14/14 @ 12:54 am

This week's cover = CNN photo of hackathon sponsored by BlackGirlsCode.Com in "Hackers" section ... other top stories provide lots of new data about MOOCs and flipped courses in the "Educational Technology" section ... and more hackathons on the way in the "Tech Calendar" section 



Below find links to the Digital Learning Lab's "Dozens" of favorite news items about HBCUs' use of technology to enhance their teaching, research, and community services ... plus news about hackathons and related topics ... in HBCU media and Tech media ... for the week ending Saturday 6/14/14 @ 12:00 noon ... in chronological order from latest to earliest ... Links to previous editions of the Dozens can be found in its searchable Back issues.

A. HBCUs | B. Ed Tech | C. Gen Tech | D. Hackers | E. Tech Calendar

Sunday, June 08, 2014

"TECH Dozens" -- HBCU Sunday Magazine -- Week Ending 6/7/14

Last updated: Sunday 6/8/14 @ 11:33 pm
Below find links to the Digital Learning Lab's "Dozens" of favorite tech news items posted by HBCU media and other media on Twitter about HBCUs' use of technology to enhance their teaching, research, and community services -- for the week ending Saturday 6/12/14 @ 12 noon ... in chronological order from latest to earliest 
... Links to previous editions of TECH Dozens can be found here ==> Back issues ... Note that back issues can be searched for old tweets.
A. HBCUs | B. Ed Tech | C. Gen Tech | D. Hackers | E. Events


 Cover = Photo of scrap of code from tweet about Apple's new Swift language in General Technology section ... Other top stories include the Hackathons in Brooklyn and Oakland sponsored by BlackGirlsCode in Hackers section         



Hackathons -- BlackGirlsCode.Com -- Brooklyn and Oakland -- Sunday 6/8/14

On Saturday 6/7/14 and Sunday 6/8/14 BlackGirlsCode.Com sponsored hackathons called "Love is Respect" in Brooklyn, NY and in Oakland CA. Details can also be found on the HBCU Tech calendar. From time to time, some of the organizers and mentors shared their reactions to what was happening via Twitter on Day #2 ... Click HERE for Day #1

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Hackathons -- BlackGirlsCode.Com -- Brooklyn and Oakland -- Saturday 6/7/14

Last update: Tuesday 6/10/14 @ 11:23 pm
On Saturday 6/7/14 and Sunday 6/8/14 Black Girls Code sponsored hackathons called "Love is Respect" in Brooklyn, NY and in Oakland CA. Details can also be found on the HBCU Tech calendar. From time to time, some of the organizers and mentors shared their reactions to what was happening via Twitter 

Wednesday, June 04, 2014