Saturday, February 06, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 2/6/16


This week's cover = Graphic from NSU tweet about Black History Month  ... Other top stories = Google's strong quarterly earnings ... Twitter fights terrorism ... and  Diversity reports from Intel & Slack 


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 2/6/16.


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

TECH Dozens 2015 ==> Q1 ... Q2 ... Q3 ... Q4 ...  Calendar 


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  1.  Check out our Black History Month events here: ... DLL Editor's note -- A few of the many notices of celebrations of Black History Month by other HBCUs were posted by Hampton University, St. Phillip's College, Delaware State University, North Carolina Central University, Oakwood University, and Elizabeth City State University
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  1. The New York Times is unlocking its photo archives for :
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A. HBCUs ... Half-Dozen

  1. "Innovation & new ideas are truly our life blood" -US Dept. of Energy Secretary Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall ()
  1.  FAMU Grad Appears on Shark Tank: Pitches Wearable Technology
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  1. Judge rejects proposal to merge University of Baltimore into Morgan State: A...
  1. Paid Summer Internships w/ Eligibility and App info available at Questions: priscilla.deleon@nasa.gov
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen 
  1. How UC Davis Reaps Personalized Learning's Simple Benefits:
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  1. MIT Launches Multiple Initiatives To Improve from PreK to Continuing Ed
  1. INFOGRAPHIC: ELI’s 2016 Key Issues in Teaching & Learning
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  1. . releases report on using data to improve graduation & retention rates ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Diverse Issues
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  1. Knewton closes a $52 Million round to grow internationally
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Competency based ...

  1. Want more on competency-based education? Check out our new booklet on the topic
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MOOCs, online, blended ...
  1. Christensen Institute Releases Updated Learning School Directory:
    C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 4

    1. Hello Twitter! Regarding : I want you all to know we're always listening. We never planned to reorder timelines next week.

    1. Twiitter is live. Twitter is real-time. Twitter is about who & what you follow. And Twitter is here to stay! By becoming more Twitter-y.

    1. Look at "while you were away" at the top of your TL. Tweets you missed from people you follow. Pull to refresh to go back to real-time.

    1. I *love* real-time. We love the live stream. It's us. And we're going to continue to refine it to make Twitter feel more, not less, live!

    1. Twitter can help make connections in real-time based on dynamic interests and topics, rather than a static social/friend graph. We get it.
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    1. Under the Sea: Microsoft testing underwater data centers ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by PC Magazine, Engadget, Ars Technika
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    1. Gmail has over 1 billion active users ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, The Verge, TechCrunch, VentureBeat
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    1. Facebook's Whatsapp messenger hits 1 billion monthly users ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, The Verge, ZDNet, Business Insider, VentureBeat
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    1. Facebook research shows 3.57 degrees – not 6 – of separation ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal
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    Top Story #1 ... Google's Earnings +++++++++++
    1.  Alphabet, formerly known as Google, had strong earnings, driven by mobile search and YouTube ... DLL Editor's note -- Google's quarterly also covered by Re/code, Ars Technika, Engadget, The Verge, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Bloomberg, Business Insider, VentureBeat ... and Alphabet
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    1. Yahoo is laying off 1,700 people and closing five offices ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Computerworld, Wired, NY Times, ZDNet, The Verge, VentureBeat, Business Insider
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    1. LinkedIn plunges, torpedoed by fears of slower growth by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal
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    Virtual/augmented reality ...

    1. Microsoft's new video imagines a HoloLens-powered party ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, The Verge, Mashable, Ars Technica, TechCrunch, PC Magazine
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    Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
    1. Meet Google's new search boss, an AI expert who is driving the next wave of computing ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Ars Technika, ZDNet, Re/code
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    1. Microsoft's SwiftKey purchase is more about AI than software keyboards by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, Engadget, The Verge, Business Insider, VentureBeat, ZDNet, Bloomberg, PC Magazine, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal
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    Statistical learning, machine learning, data science, big data, etc

    1. Why the pollsters got it wrong in Iowa:
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    Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...


    Top Story #2 ... Twitter fights terrorism +++++++++++

    1.  Twitter: We Are Fighting Terrorism: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, CNET, The Verge, Re/code, Gizmodo, NY Times... and Twitter
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    1.  Harvard study debunks the notion that surveillance agencies are struggling with a data blackout ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, PC Magazine
    D. Hackers ... Dozen + 3
    1. View our '16 impact report: Minority owned/operated, 6K+ diverse youth/adults trained in tech in 43 cities
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    Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies


    Top Story #3 ... Diversity reports ++++++++++++

    1. Slack releases diversity report with stats on intersection of race and gender ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic ... and Slack
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    1. Square’s guide to supporting female engineers goes open source
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    1. [WATCH] founder talk racism and implicit bias in :
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    Founders and techs

    1. Robert F. Smith donates $50 million to Cornell Engineering school. via
    1. One day we will all have 3D television , and you’ll have Valerie Thomas to thank for that
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    Coding & Coders

    1. President Obama's major request to Congress to expand computer science education ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Education Dive, Campus Technology, Inside Higher Ed
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    1. Oakland Answers White House Call to Expand Computer Science Education
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    Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc

    1. Congratulations to C/I Code Camp Winners - our first 24-hour coding & entrepreneurship event ... DLL Editor's note -- The DLL Storify of the C/I hackathon can be found ==> HERE
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      E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen plus
      1. Why new U.S. experiment with alternative higher ed models really matters (essay)
      1. Competency-based education can strengthen, not weaken, the liberal arts (essay)
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      1. AI is transforming Google Search. The rest of the web is next.
      1. analysis in the time of cholera:
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      1. IBM is finally embracing the Cloud -- it has no other choice

      Long form ... good reads ... :-)
      1. The Water Next Time: Professor Who Helped Expose Crisis in Flint Says Public Science Is Broken via
      1. The mutually beneficial relationship between Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley
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      1. How to Create and Host a Six-Figure Tech Conference - 10 Step Guide ... DLL Editor's note -- The DLL Storify of Phat's tech 2015 conference in New York can be found HERE
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      ... plus chuckles and/or absurdities ... 
      1. Here's the 'Simpsons' search engine you've been waiting for ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo
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