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



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A. HBCU Media ... Dozen + 1

  1. Howard, Morehouse Alumni Earn $1.5 Million in Funding for Tech Startup - Techcrunch today profiles Howard...
  1. HBCUs are doing great things to prepare minority students for STEM careers. More :
  1. Meet a Roadrunner: Kelly Nash is blazing hstoric trails in physics
  1. Q&A with author of book that details how historically black colleges evolved amid unfair treatment
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 

  1. RT LSU receives $18.5 million NIH grant to build biomedical research pip...
    B. Educational Technology ... Dozen
    1. A Storify of "Diversity's Role in Student Achievement" is now available:


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    $$$$$$$ ...
    1. Gates Gives $5.1M to LEAP Innovations for Efficacy Trials
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    Competency-based...
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    MOOCs, online, blended ...
    1. Carnegie Mellon To Experiment with Blended Learning for Computer Science -
    1. The OLC has been leading the way in advancing online learning since 1992.
    1. Three universities will soon begin digging into the results of the nation's largest virtual school .
      C. General Technology ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 2

      Top Story #2 ... Google's car +++++++++++

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      Top Story #3 ... Google's Wi-fi ++++++++++++
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      Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
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      Big data, data analytics, machine learning, etc, etc, etc
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      Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

        D. Hackers, Entrepreneurs, & Supporters ... Dozen + 1 
        Directory ==> HERE

        Top Story #1 ... Facebook's numbers +++++++++++

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        1. BE Modern Man: Meet Tech Titan Tristan Walker - Name: Tristan Walker Profession: Founder of Walker & Co Age: 31 On...
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        Coding & Coders ...
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        Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
          E. Tech Views -- Comments and Opinions ... Dozen + 2
          1. It's a bright day in the   just in time for !! Feeling relief more than…
          1. I always find it hard to explain the pace of a startup to someone unfamiliar. This is not a place for coddling + handholding. Do or die.
          1. For MOOCs to continue as a popular platform, they need to reintroduce social elements, via
          1. Why Private Capital Wins Out Over Philanthropy in the Game of Innovation


          1. College technology isn't what it once was, it's a heck of a lot better!

          1. The most dangerous trap in ? Believing the market reflects what students, teachers need

          Long form ... good reads ... :-)
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          F. Tech Calendar 
          All of the events that announced this week can be found on the DLL's calendar  ==> HERE