Saturday, September 19, 2015

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 9/19/15

Last update: Sunday 9/20/15 @ 11:05 am
 College Scorecard

This week's cover = photo/graphic from tweet about Obama's college scorecard

... Other top stories = Microsoft builds an MS Linux OS  ... Texas teen arrested for building a digital clock ... and NYC Mayor requires computer science in all schools


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 9/19/15.

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

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Cover Story ++++++++++++ 
  1. Obama administration publishes new college earnings, loan repayment data ... DLL Editor's note -- This story was also covered by Campus Technology, Diverse Issues, Business Insider, WCET, Chronicle #1, Chronicle #2, NY Times, e-Literate ... and the Scorecard
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen + 2
  1. North Carolina A&T State U, an HBCU, plans online education expansion
  1. Three Morgan students recognized as extreme science scholars: .
  1. FAMU is Top Ranked HBCU for Research and Development
  1. HBCUHacks October 23 - 25. Come through to hack, meet tech companies, and win! >
  1. HBCUHacks returns to for a hackathon weekend Oct. 9-11. Spread the word -->
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 
  1. ASU gets $450,000 grant to study tissue generation
  1. : Awarded $3.3 Million Grant for Partnership with Penn State University
  1. Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer and his wife Billye gave $3 million to the Morehouse School of Medicine
  1. Team of professors advancing diversity in aging research with $1.9 million grant
  1. DSU Receives $400,000 NSF Grant for Mathematics Initiative
  1. Central State University Receives Nearly $600,000 to Create an Ag-STEM Institute Central State University will...
  1. Happy Friday! begins TODAY! Morehouse School of Medical Named in $31 Million National Institute of...
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 2
  1. General Assembly leads coding boot camps into the regulated side of higher ed
  1. As technology-based teaching evolves, the traditional credit hour is in question []:
  1. The Undoing of Clayton Christensen's Theory of Disruptive Innovation via
  1. Zuckerberg-backed AltSchool will expand to Manhattan in 2016
  1. Laurene Powell Jobs pledges $50 million to create tech-focused 'Super Schools'
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  1. ooking Beyond the Tale of Two Tech Company Sales
  1. The online U. of U of Md. creates a data analytics company via
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Competency based ...
MOOCs, online, blended ...
  1. Researchers found that watching video lectures without interactives isn't an effective way for MOOC students to learn
  1. Yale proceeds w/online physician assistant program after hitting accreditation snag
  1. Silly name aside, are useful that add value to more traditional .
  1. U of Florida renegotiating contract with Pearson, the manager of their online degree program
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C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 2

Top Story #1 ... MS Linux OS +++++++++++
  1. Microsoft has built a Linux OS and it makes perfect sense by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, Business Insider, Wired
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  1. A new ruling just gave Apple a legal edge that could force Samsung to change its products ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, The Verge, Bloomberg, CNET, ZDNet
  1. HP is considering 25,000 to 30,000 layoffs as it splits apart by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, Business Insider, Ars Technica, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Re/code
  1. The ad blocking controversy, explained
  1. 10,000 vehicles in NYC are going to test the government's connected car technology:
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Bitcoin ...
  1. Why IBM thinks Bitcoin technology will change banking, household appliances: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal
  1. Nine of the world’s biggest banks form blockchain partnershipn
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Virtual/augmented reality ...
  1. Microsoft's HoloLens augmented-reality headset is still half a decade away by
  1. . says it's taking virtual reality seriously: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired
  1. Virtual reality film festival: Trust us, VR is not just for gamer geeks by
  1. Hacking the inner ear for VR -- and for science
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Machine learning, data analytics, data science, big data, etc
  1. CNN's getting special access to Facebook’s data team to help shape its debate coverage
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1. Google demands reform for 30-year-old US data privacy act by
  1. Cisco Routers Hit by "SYNful Knock" Bug
    D. Hackers ... Dozen + 3

    Top Story #2 ... Ahmed's digital clock +++++++++++
    1. Ahmed Mohamed is Silicon Valley’s new hero ... DLL Editor's note #2 -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Ars Technica, Wall Street Journal, Re/code, Fast Company, Business Insider, The Verge, Gizmodo, and PC Magazine
    1. Mark Zuckerberg to : "If you ever want to come by Facebook, I'd love to meet you. Keep building."
    1. Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great.
    1. Clockmaker Ahmed: I won't meet police chief without my lawyer ... DLL Editor's note -- More stories about Ahmed were posted by Fast Company, Ars Technica, LA Times, Diverse Issues
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    Top Story #3 ... CS in all NYC schools ++++++++++++
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    1. Our tech/innovation edu project has been nationally recognized by this 100k grant ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Technically DC
    1. Congrats to for being honored as Oakland 2015 &hclegacyawards recipients
    1. We're so excited to partner ATT as a sponsor for the launch of our and chapters!
    1. Meet NYC's iPhone doctor. He's the Apple Genius bar gone mobile.
    1. We're honored to be a Diversity Partner for this year's conference!
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    Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
    1. Y Combinator Launches "Open Office Hours" To Give Diverse Founders Access To Its Partners by

    1. Excited about our friends over at Microsoft! Read more about their investment to expand the program
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    Founders and startups
    1. we have! big plans ahead RT : Have you ever heard of ? If not, check it out.
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    Coding & Coders
    1. Google is 2 billion lines of code — and it’s all in one place
    1. Searchable list of my favorite R packages - updated with tidyr, foreach, googlesheets
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    Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
    1. Want to start a Hacker Community? Here's some getting started advice from
    E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Half-Dozen + 3
    1. “Not your typical tech event: what we learned at the Tech Inclusion conference” by   ... DLL Editor's note -- Coverage of this event also posted by Code Now
    1. ICYMI - Criticism of Obama's new scorecard: cost & salary aren't the only measures (essay)
    1. Gatekeepers No More: Colleges Must Learn a New Role via