Sunday, September 13, 2015

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 9/12/15

Last update: Sunday 9/13/15 @ 11:05 am
This week's cover = photo/graphic from tweet about Apple's announcements about iPad Pro, Apple TV, iPhone 6, etc, etc, etc   ... Other top stories =  Google's Android Pay ... and Tech Inclusion 2015 Conference


The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment opportunities and more diverse entrepreneurial opportunities in information technology (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in Ed Tech and Info Tech ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 9/12/15 @ 3 pm.

A. HBCUs | B. Ed Tech | C. Info Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views  

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  1. Everything Apple announced today: New iPhones, iPads, Apple TV, and more by ... DLL Editor's note -- Overviews were also posted by CNET, Mashable, The Verge, Wired, TechCrunch, Fast Company, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, NY Times ... and Apple's videos of the entire event
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen
  1. Apply for the Apple HBCU Scholars Program. This opportunity provides scholarships & internships. Visit .
  1. Thank you, for programs such as the ! Students like myself anticipate it every year! :)
  1. Online college helps students go the distance | Daytona Times   ... DLL Editor's note -- This article features Bethune-Cookman University
  1. HBCUs Aren’t Sold on Course Partnerships With U. of Phoenix via
  1. How tiny Xavier University sends more African-American students to medical school than any other college in the U.S.
  1. Moment of silence in memory of

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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 
  1. BENNETT AWARDED $400,000 GRANT FROM NSFTO ENHANCE STUDENT PERFORMANCE IN THE   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by HBCU Digest
  1. and awarded $27 million from ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by HBCU Digest
  1. BCCC receives grant from NASA to expand STEM programs: To further increase s...
  1. Professor Featured on RFD-TV for 2.1M Corn Research Partnership via
  1. How researchers are trying to grow an unusual urban crop: Rice | UDC in the News |
    B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 2
    1. . helps students graduate on time by pinpointing what's holding them back:
    1. How Can Close Learning Gaps in Your Classroom

    1. Uber gives Carnegie Mellon University $5.5M to hire robotics faculty chair & three fellows
    1. Making a case for building classes around mobile technology:
    1. Research into student could lay the groundwork for the next wave of personalized education ()
    1. 'U.S. News' releases rankings, adjusts survey calculations this year
    1. iscover why virtual reality is becoming even more affordable for
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    Competency based ...
    1. With the rising popularity of competency-based ed, how can colleges do it right?

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    MOOCs, online, blended ...
    1. You'll pay for online classes if you're tackle a specific skill, and not a full .
    1. ‘Big 3’ providers Udacity, Coursera and edX now claim over 24 million students
    1. Respect: are seen as useful tools that add value to more traditional learning experiences.
    1. Facing Online Enrollment Challenges, Florida Rethinks Pearson Partnership via
    2. Online program management providers, now a billion-dollar industry, look ahead | InsideHigherEd
      C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen

      Top Story #1 ... Android Pay +++++++++++
      1. Google launches its Apple Pay challenger 
        Android Pay in the U.S. ... DLL Editor's note -- This 
        story also covered by Mashable, TechCrunch, Re/code
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      1. Dell, HP to resell Microsoft's Surface Pro tablets  via &  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by the NY Times, CNET
      1. Intel wants to get inside the factory
      1. GoPro's Google-powered camera is the next best thing to teleportation
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      Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
      1. Watch an astronaut in orbit control a robot on Earth using haptic feedback:

      1. There's a clever plan to make robots more useful to astronauts
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      Machine learning, big data, data analytics, data science, etc, etc, etc
      1. How Stanford Took On the Giants of Economics
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      Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

      1. Apple and the FBI are at war of iMessage privacy —
      1. Business Briefing: Microsoft Challenges Warrant for Emails Stored in Ireland
      1. Data breach exposes 10 million health records from New 
        York insurer ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, VentureBeat
      1. Spy chief warns about hackers disrupting financial markets
        D. Hackers ... Dozen + 2

        Top Story #2 ... Tech Inclusion +++++++++++
        1. A warm welcome to from Melinda Briana Epler & . Let's make these 2 days count! ... DLL Editor's note -- See the @TechInclusionCo Twitter page for extensive tweets & retweets about this event ... Also see its Home Page for the conference program and speakers
        1. Out of all the things to love about this was my favorite. Photo credit:
        1. participants speaking truth at this youth in STEM panel 🏾
        1. The career fair has started! We're expecting 600 diverse candidates. No pipeline excuses!
        1. That's a wrap of - Dev Bootcamp is so proud to have sponsored and participated.
        1. Big thanks to Roseann Torres, for great panel: Repairing STEM Pipeline
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        1. 3 reasons to join NewME for free for our relaunch: #3 Step-by-step playbooks regardless of what level you're at!
        1. At fundraiser. Amazing place. Go & team! ... DLL Editor's note -- This event was also covered by a DLL Storify
        1. Qeyno Labs is honored to be part of SFF Bay Area Codes Cohort. Learn more about this unique group |
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        Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
        1. Apple puts 3 women on stage at keynote, still pretty much fails at diversity  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch
        1. Slack is trying to be more diverse by starting early ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by International Business Times
        1. . Launches African American Initiative: by  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Inside Higher Ed ... and UC Berkeley
        1. The Next Wave of Diversity Disclosures in Silicon Valley  
        1. Glassbreakers is launching enterprise software for diversity
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        Coding & Coders
        1. This back-to-school: 15,000 new teachers have been trained by and our partners
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        Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
        1. I'm interviewing at the summit in a few weeks. I'm crowd sourcing questions. What do you want to know? ... EVENT ... DLL Editor's note -- Hank Williams, founder/organizer of the annual Platform conferences, will be interviewing @jack, as in, Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and its current interim CEO, at Platform 2015 next month ... :-)
        1. The official hackathon guide for Parents, High School & College Administrators is here! 
          E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Half-Dozen 
          1. Pointing out that Apple is a copy-cat is easy, but it misses the wider point about design
          1. Why non-gamers should be excited about virtual reality:
          Long form ... good reads ... :-)
          1. Inside the Uber raid of Carnegie Mellon University's robotics lab.

          1. Legendary Productivity And The Fear Of Modern Programming by
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