Sunday, October 11, 2015

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 10/10/15

Last update: Sunday 10/12/15 @ 2:30 pm
This week's cover = Graphic from tweet about Microsoft's new hardware ... Other top stories = Half-MOOC  masters degree from M.I.T. ... Amazon's new cloud services ... and Facebook brings Internet to Africa via satellites 


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 10/10/11 @ 3 pm.

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

... Old TECH Dozens ...  Calendar ... TECH 2014 ...


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  1. Everything Microsoft announced at its Windows 10 hardware event by ... DLL Editor's note -- Overviews of Microsoft new products also provided by The Verge (video summary), TechCrunch, Wired, Mashable (using Twitter's new Moments), Fast Company, NY Times, The Verge, PC Magazine, CNET

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A. HBCUs ... Dozen

  1. Home-schooler To Graduate With Triple Major in Pre-Med, Math, Computer Science at 17   ... DLL Editor's note -- This young three-time academic champion is a Morehouse Man ... :-)
  1. NSF Day at Spelman College- November 4th!! Register online:  ... EVENT
  1. I wouldn't've been able to write "Between the World and Me" without It gave me my edge.
  1. Photo of the Day: visits campus and takes a selfie with students.
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 
  1. Alcorn receives $2 million grant for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center
  1. A profile of the US Navy's HBCU outreach program for research and development.
  2. FW: UNCF and Lilly Endowment Inc. announce $50 Million Initiative to Better Prepare Students for Jobs
  1. RT Texas A&M University at Galveston: Merrell, Professor and the George P. M...    ... DLL Editor's note -- Consortium includes Jackson State University
  1. . research focuses on production of bioethanol from non-food resources woody biomass.
  1. . has awarded $1.19 million to the N.C. A&Teach STEM Scholars Program. Read more here:
  1. MBDA Announces New Grant Competition to Create Jobs and Grow Businesses
    B. Ed Tech ... Dozen

    Top Story #1 ... Half-MOOC Masters +++++++++++

    1. ICYMI: to launch half MOOC, half in-person master's degree program ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Chronicle ... and M.I.T.
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    1. Immigrants are greater share of science & engineering workforce, says new report
    1. Richard DeMillo discusses his new book, 'Revolution in Higher Education'
    1. A huge virtual reality space at Virginia Tech turns big data into an immersive experience:
    1. The future of hands-on learning may be on the boundless frontier of
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    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...
    1. MacArthur Launches $25 Million Nonprofit to Inherit Digital Media and Learning Projects
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    Competency based ...
    1. U.S. inspector general criticizes accreditor over competency-based education
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    MOOCs, online, blended ...
    1. U Michigan is expanding its presence: The founding partner in Coursera will now offer courses on edX too.
    1. & University’s group, eCornell, launch for business.
    1. Flatiron School Launches Full Online Curriculum With Learn Verified by
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    C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 3

    Top Story #2 ... Amazon's new clouds +++++++++++

    1. Everything Amazon announced at AWS re:Invent 2015 ... DLL Editor's note -- Overviews of Amazon's new services were also posted by Re/code, NY Times
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    Top Story #3 ... Facebook's African satellites +++++++++
    1. Facebook will use satellites to bring broadband to large parts of Africa ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, Business Insider, Mashable
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    1. Here's how much tech giants like Apple and Google make per employee
    1. Amazon may be planning a brick-and-mortar bookstore in a Seattle mall ... DLL Editor's note ... LOL ... :-)
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    Self-driving vehicles ..
    1. A self-driving Mercedes truck just drove on Germany’s Autobahn
    1. China’s self-driving bus shows autonomous tech's real potential
    1. .: self-driving cars are coming sooner than you think. by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch
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    Virtual/augmented reality ...
    1. Zuck explains how his most controversial acquisition will live in Facebook
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    Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
    1. Computer Scientists Wield Artificial Intelligence to Battle Tax Evasion
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    Machine learning, data analytics, data science, big data, etc
    1. Data Scientist is one of the hottest job titles in the U.S. - a new report describes just how hot. via
    1. A data analyst/data scientist/data engineer are the same job right? WRONG! Check out our guide:
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    Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

    1. EU "Safe Harbor" ruling: Headache for tech giants, a blow to little guys by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Fast Company, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Bloomberg
    1. The $98.6 billion e-mail: Microsoft is fighting a case that may decide the future of U.S. cloud computing
    1. ICYMI, California now has the nation's best digital privacy law
    D. Hackers ... Dozen 
    1. . Designed Apps To Make Studying More Fun And Fight Bullying:
    1. Next year, I'm aiming for 10,000 youth engaged in tech via
    1. Wayne Sutton and Christian Anderson have assembled an inspired first cohort of fellows.
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    Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
    1. No surprises here - "A Detailed Breakdown Of Racial, Gender Diversity Data Across U.S. VCs"
    1. SILICON ALLEY 100: The most inspiring and influential people in New York tech right now ... DLL Editor's note -- I counted only five companies in this "top 100" that had Black CEOs, founders, or co-founders ... only five ... in New York ... in New York ... :-(
    1. Computer science is now the top major for women at Stanford University

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    Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
    1. By the end of the year, we could have up to 6 hackathons/innovation labs...


      E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Half-Dozen 
      1. Did Clayton Christensen get disruption wrong?
      1. Informative interview about changing attitudes towards : Listen now.
      1. Microsoft’s Mission to Reignite PC Sector May Be Taking Hold
      Long form ... good reads ... :-)
      1. How big data is going to help feed nine billion people by 2050 by
      1. Let's bid farewell to the Carnegie Unit (essay)
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