Sunday, December 06, 2015

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 12/5/15

Last update: Sunday 12/6/15 @ 1:30 pm
This week's cover = photo from tweet that Billionaire philanthropists address big problems 

... Other top stories = College graduation rates for minority students show insubstantial gains ... Apple makes Swift programming language open source ... and Next week 12/7 to 12/11 is computer science education week with #HourOfCode

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 12/5/15 @ 3 pm.


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

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Cover Story ... Billionaire philanthropists ++++++++++++ 

  1. Founders of Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, more invest in clean energy ... DLL Editor's note -- Cyber Monday also covered by Gizmodo, ZDNet, Bloomberg, Wired, Fast Company, TechCrunch
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  1. Mark Zuckerberg is getting an early start in the world of massive philanthropic giving. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET, Ars Technica, Fast Company, EdSurge, Mashable, NY Times,
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  1. ZUCKERBERG: Here's why I'm not just giving my money to charity ... DLL Editor's note -- Other coverage/analysis of Zuckerberg's explanation for his philanthropic LLC posted by Fast Company, Re/code, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Business Insider, NY Times, Bloomberg
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen

  1. Morgan State Leads With Its Values in Wake of Protests: David Wilson, presid...
  1. Black Girls CODE Empowers Young Women Of Color To Fall In Love With Tech...
  1. Savannah State students mentor young engineers:
  1. HU Professor chats with at White House Astronomy Night
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  1. Dillard students and alumni are in Paris for a climate change summit.
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  1. Maryland & HBCU advocates at odds over how to remedy segregation in
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 

  1. Neuroscience Researcher Awarded $695,700 NIH Research Grant
  1. Engineering and computer science students at TSU may be able to design products such as...
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  1. Father’s illness powers research at the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences

  1. Three UMES researchers earn USDA grants: Three UMES researchers earn USDA g...
  1. Physics and Astronomy Professor selected as American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
    B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 4

    Top Story #1 ... Graduation rates +++++++++++
    1. College Grad Rates Don’t Always Benefit All Students: by .. DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Inside Higher Ed ... and by Education Trust, the authors of this report
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    1. . rcvs many complaints re: racial harassment in - what happens to them?
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    1. How Gamified Brain Science Is Transforming E-Learning
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    1.  The Best Learning Management Systems () We've Tested
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    1. Critique urges accreditors to promote common set of learning outcomes | Inside Higher Ed
    1. Dearth of Black Ph.D. Recipients Will Complicate Efforts to Diversify Faculty via
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    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

    1. Bravo to Southern New Hampshire University for keeping online tuition steady for the 4th consecutive year.
    1. . is Part-time Faculty to teach Advanced :   Follow for more info!
    1. GOLDMAN SACHS: College may not be worth it
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    Competency based ...

    1. Some interesting new research on the role of faculty in competency-based ed programs:
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    MOOCs, online, blended ...
    1. Could these three programs pave a new path for MOOCs?
    1. How the University of Illinois's iMBA is changing graduate education:
    1.  This is not encouraging: "Online Classes Appeal More to the Affluent"
    1. Twelve dozen (not a typo) places to get yourself a free .
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    C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 2
    1. Cyber Monday will hit a record $3B in sales, out-of-stock items set record by ... DLL Editor's note -- Cyber Monday also covered by TechCrunch, The Verge, Wired, Bloomberg, ZDNet, Fast Company, Business Insider, CNET
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    1. Adobe is finally killing the Flash name ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Re/code, Ars Technica, Business Insider, VentureBeat, ZDNet
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    1. Climate scientists used to just get angry. Now they're taking action
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    Internet of things ...

    1. How a tiny part of Intel's $160 billion company could help grow its most important business
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    1. The Internet of Things: Community Members Strategize and Collaborate on New Opportunities
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    Virtual/augmented reality ...

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    Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
    1. Wikipedia deploys AI to expand its ranks of human editors
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    Statistical learning, machine learning, big data, etc

    1. A data analyst/data scientist/data engineer are the same job right? WRONG! Check out our guide:
    1. Learn why Machine Learning is becoming integral to nearly every modern business with and
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    Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...



    1.  China says massive breach of US Office of Personnel Management was "criminal act," not state-sponsored cyberattack
    1. The EFF claims Google has been spying on students who use its Chromebooks and apps in school ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet
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    1. VTech's data breach gets worse: Almost 6.4 million kid profiles hit via & ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, EdSurge
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    D. Hackers ... Dozen + 4

    Top Story #2 ... Swift as open source +++++++++++
    1. Apple's Swift programming language is now open source ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, InfoWorld, Ars Technica, ZDNet, Wired, Business Insider, The Verge
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    Top Story #3 ... CSEd Week + Hour of Code ++++++++++
    1. This year vs. last year. next week.
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    1. It's going down 12/7-11! Over 9K students participating in ... EVENT
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    1. . starts Monday! Learn how you can join the fun: ... EVENT
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    1. Read about what does coding mean for our students in the Bronx and attend our Code/Bronx event with   ... EVENT
    1. Computer Science Week starts Monday. Are you ready?  ... EVENT
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    1. Russia Ministry or Education wants *every* student to try . Last year, 7M students - This year, more!! .
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    1. Thanks and from for supporting our 600 NYC coding students.
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    1. We love this article highlighting black girl geeks from Memphis to Ghana
    1. The 'Hidden Geniuses' of Silicon Valley
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    Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies

    1. About 5,500 black students earn engineering and CS degrees in the U.S. each year
    1. Satya Nadella Says Microsoft Is "Very Focused" On Diversity, Welcomes Rev․ Jesse Jackson's ... by  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider
    1. As Tech Firms Come To Oakland, So Do Hopes Of Racial Diversity
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    Founders and startups

    1. 22-Year-Old Launching Harlem's First VC Fund by

    1. Goldman Sachs is one of the biggest startup backers on Wall Street
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    Coding & Coders

    1. Preschool Coding Classes Take Off in China:
    1. EQUIP Program Brings Universities and Coding Boot Camps Together
    1. Computer science is much more than . Don’t conflate the two!
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    Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc

    1. FYI you can now watch the Tech Inclusion Conference session videos online -
      E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen 
      1. A Path for Climate Change, Beyond Paris
      1. The first rule of VR is, you may be in VR right now. Descartes would love this shit.
      1. Diversity in tech needs less buzz and more action
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      1. 15 major lessons tech companies learned this year via
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      1. Retention and financial realities (essay)
      1. 2015 holiday guide: Top tech gadgets to give this season via &
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      1. One reason why Satya Nadella, not Steve Ballmer, is Microsoft's CEO, according to old rival
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      1. TOP INTERNET ANALYST: There is one thing about Google that everyone is missing
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      1. The New American Dream: My Life As A Minority Startup Owner     by
      1. Tech billionaires tackle politics the way Batman fights crime
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      Long form ... good reads ... :-)
      1. Good read: David Staley, "The Future of the University: Speculative Design for Innovation"
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