Sunday, November 15, 2015

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 11/14/15

Last update: Sunday 11/15/15 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = photo from tweet that Udacity, the MOOC, pivots to become Udacity, the billion dollar unicorn ... Other top stories = Open source machine learning software from Google ...  T-Mobile offers free video streaming  ...  and Google's self-driving car gets pulled over



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  11/14/15 @ 3 pm.


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

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


Cover Story ++++++++++++ 

  1. Udacity raises $105M at $1B valuation to fuel international growth ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, Business Insider, EdTech, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Fortune Magazine ... and Udacity

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  1. “The sheer volume of data the modern world produces is what makes both necessary & possible”  ... DLL Editor's note -- This tweet links to pages for Udacity's latest "nanodegree" in machine learning
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen + 1
  1.  Georgia chancellor wants to merge HBCU Albany State w Darton State
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  1. Culture of innovation takes root at Morgan: The culture of innovation is ali...
  1. Advocates of Cheyney, 1st black college in US, press state to save it: S...
  1. Campus racism makes minority students likelier to drop out of college. students had to act.
  1. Wells Fargo, UNCF, Terrance ‘J’ Jenkins and Natasha Eubanks Team Up to Empower HBCU Students: Wells...
  1. HBCUs Developing Online Programs with the University of Phoenix to Survive in Changing ...
  1. The Invisible Labor of Minority Professors via
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 

  1. Thank you for the strategic planning grant for Shaw University. We appreciate you!
  1. - JSU receives NIST grant to advance standards education
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  1. Morgan’s Dr. Yacob Astatke wins coveted Black Engineer of the Year Award: .
  1. Morgan State U.'s First Patent Helps Alzheimer's Patients: And this solution...
  1. RT DSU signs agreement with GE International Operations of Nigeria: Delawar...
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 4
  1. Racial Disparities in Higher Education: an Overview via
  1. Groups release principles for improving remedial education
  1. Gates Foundation's New Report Shows the Positive Effects of Personalized Learning
  1. Grand Valley State U's Tech Showcase explores new tech for learning. Check out their wish list of cool tech on p.2
  1.  Accreditation Reformers Propose a Model of Their Own
  1. incorporating into teach & learn programs at 163 insts accord to : via
  1. Major Study Finds Students Do Just as Well — or Better
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. The White House announces $375 Million for Next-Generation High Schools
  1. . experiment will give funds to high school students taking courses for credit
  1. Varsity Tutors Raises $50 Million In Series B by
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Competency based ...

  1. Mapping Out a Competency-Based Approach to Professional Development
  1. Mapping Out a Competency-Based Approach to Professional Development:
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  1. Western KY to offer competency-based advanced manufacturing degree
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MOOCs, online, blended ...

  1. U of Pennsylvania Launches Online Learning Toolbox For Instructors
  1. Great recap of from and our friends at . Thanks!
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C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 6
Top Story #1 ... Google's Machine Learning +++++++++++
  1. Google launches open source machine-learning system TensorFlow ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Wired, Re/code, TechCrunch, Bloomberg, PC Magazine, Chronicle
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Top Story #2  ... T-Mobile's Free Data +++++++++++

  1.  T-Mobile offers free DVD-quality video streaming over its network ... DLL Editor's notes -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Re/code, Gizmodo, CNET, ZDNet, Mashable ... But see outraged objections from The Verge in Views section (bottom of page)
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Top Story #3 ... Google's Self-Driving Car ++++++++++++
  1. Google self-driving car gets pulled over, doesn't get a ticket by ... DLL Editor's note -- This ominous event was also covered by VentureBeat, The Verge, Business Insider, TechCrunch ... :-)
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  1. With Facebook waiting in the wings, YouTube finally launches YouTube Music by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Ars Technica, Mashable, The Verge, CNET, Business Insider
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  1. Supercomputer leaders come together on new open-source framework via &
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Internet of Things ...
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. Self-driving cars will be on roads by 2020 but no US cities will be ready for them
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Virtual/augmented reality ...

  1. Google Cardboard’s New York Times experiment just hooked a generation on VR
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Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
  1. How can robots be better learners? Program them to think like human toddlers
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  1. "This time may be different": Bank of England economist on robots taking our jobs
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Statistical learning, machine learning, big data, etc

  1. Coming Home: This West Point grad is turning AI and Big Data against ISIS and gangs
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  1. Microsoft open-sources DMTK, a distributed machine learning library by
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. The NSA discloses security vulnerabilities in a totally legit way ... says the NSA ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo
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  1. Tor director: FBI paid Carnegie Mellon $1M to break Tor, hand over IPs by   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Inside Higher Ed
  1.  Newest SecureDrop leak reveals massive surveillance in the criminal justice system
    D. Hackers ... Dozen + 5
    1. Kicked off our first Coding class in St Louis!
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    1. Meet : The Founder Bridging The Gap Between Content + Tech.
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    Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies

    1. A Conversation With Google's Director Of Diversity And Inclusion by
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    Founders and startups

    1. Kapor Capital Invests $100,000 In Three Startups Doing People Operations via
    1. I took my non-technical self and built an app says CEO of after being told she should stick to non-technical roles
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    Coding & Coders
    1.  ‘Star Wars’ Partners With for Hour of Code Tutorial ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, Wired, CNET ... and Star Wars (somewhere on its Home Page)
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    1. Will a boot camp actually set you up with a high-paying tech job?
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    Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc

    1. What to expect when attending your first hackathon -
    1. re you building a hackathon at your school? Check out our guide for tips and guidelines to make it great!
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    E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen - 1
    1. I wanted to thank some people and offer some observations;   .... DLL Editor's note -- This op-ed is the latest installment of the cover story in last week's issue of Tech Dozens
    1. "But the social benefits of competency-based education go beyond using people’s time more efficiently"
    1.  The iPad Pro may only be lukewarm, but it's still the future of computing
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    1. Linking cccupational training and 4-Year degrees
    1. A different vision of the bachelor’s degree (essay)
    Long form ... good reads ... :-)
    1. This startup is using hip-hop to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs ... DLL Editor's notes -- This article is an appreciative profile of The Phat Startup ... See the DLL's Storify of their conference in New York on Monday 11/9/15
    1. Invisible Women: The Six Human Computers Behind The ENIAC

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