Saturday, September 05, 2015

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 9/5/15

Last update: Sunday 9/6/15 @ 11:05 am
This week's cover = photo from tweet about the BB-8 Toy Droid ... Other top stories = Facebook's education software ... Google's new logo ... and the Toyota-M.I.T.-Stanford self-driving car

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs are using information technology to enhance the effectiveness of their teaching, research, and community service ... plus tweets about Ed Tech, Info Tech, and Hackers ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 9/5/15 @ 3 pm.

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

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Cover Story ++++++++++++ 
  1. Watch out, R2D2. The BB-8 toy droid, tied to the next “Star Wars” movie, is here. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Business Insider, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, CNET
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen

  1. Earn an online master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Management today from . To apply, visit
  1. Shelton State Community College is preparing to host the fourth annual “Shelton’s BEST” robotics competition.... UVI, viNGN and DOE Partner to Create STEAM Academy
  1. HBCU STEM Programs Emphasizing Engagement at Every Turn:
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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. Grant to fund UWM research of nanoparticles’ environmental impact: Alon...
  1. Tuskegee University working on $20 million collaborative
  1. BCCC receives grant from NASA to expand STEM programs: To further increase s...
  1. Clark Atlanta University researcher's work on prostate cancer published.
  1. We have opportunities for 's & minority serving institutions. Join us Sept 16 & get info:
    B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 1

    Top Story #1 ... Facebook's education software +++++++++++

    1. Facebook is building education software that it wants to give away to any school ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, The Verge, TechCrunch, EdSurge
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    1. Daily Report: Educational Software Gets Attention from State Politicians
    1. Higher Education's Return on Information Technology, Special Issue 2015
    1. Research into student could lay the groundwork for the next wave of personalized education: ()
    1. "Data, Analytics & Student Learning," is our newest compilation. Free dwnld + webinar signup
    1. Colleges shift to using ‘big data’ — including from social media — in admissions decisions --
    1. Burgeoning data analytics field prompts curriculum changes on campus:
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    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...
    1. Education giant McGraw-Hill is planning a $100 million IPO ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by EdSurge
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    Competency based ...
    1. Competency-based education could provide a bright future for :
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    MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
    1. Robots offer additional layer of engagement in distance ed:
    1. .: How High Schoolers Spent Their Summer: Online, Taking More Courses
      C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen

      Top Story #2 ... Google's new logo +++++++++++

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      Top Story #3 ... Toyota/M.I.T./Stanford self-driving car ++++++++++++
      1. Toyota has entered the self-driving car race ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, ZDNet, Re/code, VentureBeat, The Verge, NY Times,
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      1. Legion of Tech Volunteers Lead a Charge for Bernie Sanders
      1. Microsoft buys a little startup to beef up Satya Nadella's favorite product ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, ZDNet
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      Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
      1. 15 of the best movies about AI, ranked
      1. Artificial intelligence in business: The state of play and future prospects by
      1. Buddy Is A Really, Really, Ridiculously Cute Family Robot by
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      Big data, data analytics, machine learning, etc, etc, etc
      1. LinkedIn Open-Sources FeatureFu, A Toolkit For Building Machine Learning Models by  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat
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      Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

      1. Obama administration proposes sanctions in retaliation for Chinese cyberhacks: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, ZDNet
      1. Cyber crime has only gotten worse and more sophisticated over the last five years — via
      D. Hackers ... Dozen + 2
      1. Our volunteers are the glue, the foundation of what makes great. We you all…

      1. The highlights using their tech to help empower more communities w/ digital creators:
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      Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
      1. Black tech executives are reaching out to talented youths in a Silicon Valley diversity push
      1. Purdue computer science program aims for greater diversity -
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      Founders and startups
      1. 9 Hot Startup Cities That Aren't San Francisco or New York

      1. Entrepreneurs don’t have a special gene for risk—they come from families with money (via )
      1. WATCH a recap of our August accelerator program w/interviews with our Link:

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      Coding & Coders
      1. Coding bootcamps are a lot more diverse than tech companies. Only a matter of time before the industry catches up?
      1. Facebook's new spam killer hints at the future of coding
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      Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
        E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Half-Dozen 
        1. We’re at the beginning of a venture capital revolution
        1. 16 questions about thought leadership & open online learning
        1. Bank of America: The US government is not spending enough on cybersecurity
        Long form ... good reads ... :-)
        1. We tried alt online ed provider JumpCourse. ACE vouches for it, but some say it lacks rigor
        1. The Interdependency Of Stanford And Silicon Valley by
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