Sunday, March 06, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 3/5/16

Last update: Sunday 3/6/16 @ 10:30 am
This week's cover = photo from tweet that Turing Award goes to developers of modern encryption ... Other top stories = Apple vs. FBI ... Pentagon innovation advisory board to be chaired by Google's Eric Schmidt ... and Raspberry Pi 3


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 3/5/16. 


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

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


Cover Story ... Turing Award ++++++++++++ 

Back to Top
++++++++++++++++++++


A. HBCUs ... Dozen
  1.  A group of former HBCU presidents is starting an executive search firm geared specifically toward HBCUs:
  1.  Disparities in Degree Attainment Remain Key Issue:
  1. SSU is preparing teachers for the next generation of great thinkers.
Back to Top
Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 

  1. The College of Business receives $300,000 NSF grant to spur innovation, entrepreneurship
  1. The Johnson Controls Foundation awarded $25,000 for 10 to 15 scholarships for students majoring STEM fields.
  1. WVSU is selected as one of 21 HBCUs to receive $50,000 grants from Apple and the .
  1.  Nineteen students named Pettigrew STEM Scholars as a part of the Dr. Carol Espy-Wilson STEM Initiative. -
  1. Two new grants enhance surveying and hydraulics engineering labs at JSU
  1. The College of Education earns $879,545 for 21st Century Community Learning Centers
    B. Ed Tech ... Dozen
    1. Is 's 'extended transcript' the student record of the future?
    1. Instructure Launches Partnership to Provide Instructional Design Support
    1. Georgia State used data, proactive advising to close achievement gaps:
    1. 11 research universities improve graduation rates for low-income students ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Campus Technology
    1. What happens when an entire school builds itself around coding?
    1. 3 More Facts About the White House and Michelle Obama's ‘Open eBooks’ App
    Back to Top
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

    1. Microsoft might just be gaining ground on Google in the classroom after all
    Back to Top
    MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
    1. ELI BRIEF: flipped courses replace passive learning w/ high-impact ed practices
    C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen

    Top Story #1 ... Apple vs. FBI +++++++++++
    1. New York judge rules US can't force Apple to unlock a phone ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, TechCrunch, The Verge, Ars Technica, Mashable, Re/code, ZDNet, Wall Street Journal, Wired, Engadget
    1. Apple, FBI testify before Congress: Here’s everything you need to know ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, Wired, Bloomberg, ZDNet
    1. Now Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and others have joined to support Apple   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, TechCrunch, CNET, Re/code, Mashable, The Verge, ZDNet
    1.  Top iPhone hackers ask court to protect Apple from the FBI
    1. FBI director Comey admits "there was a mistake made" via
    Back to Top
    ++++++++++++++++++++


    Top Story #2 ... Pentagon advisory board +++++++++++

    1. Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt to chair new Pentagon advisory board ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, Business Insider, ZDNet, Wired, Re/code
    Back to Top
    ++++++++++++++++++++


    Top Story #3 ... Raspberry Pi 3 ++++++++++++
    1.  The latest Raspberry Pi gains Wi-Fi powers, but keeps its $35 price ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, TechCrunch, Computerworld, ZDNet
    Back to Top
    ++++++++++++++++++++

    Back to Top
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

    1. Visualized: the "PayPal Mafia" that runs Silicon Valley
    Back to Top
    Self-driving vehicles ...

    1. Google Self-Driving Car at Fault in Minor Bus Crash: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, Ars Technica, Bloomberg, Computerworld, Business Insider, TechCrunch, Engadget, TechCrunch
    Back to Top
    Virtual/augmented reality ...

    1. The future of storytelling is being pioneered by students at []
    1. Will this new take on Second Life bring about a renewed interest in virtual worlds?
    Back to Top
    Artificial Intelligence, robotics ...
    Back to Top
    Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

    1.  Confirmed: The U.S. Is Launching Cyber Attacks Against ISIS:
    1. Amazon quietly disabled encryption in the latest version of Fire OS () ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, Wired, Ars Technica, Engadget, VentureBeat, TechCrunch
    D. Hackers ... Dozen  + 3
    1. ICYMI -- In 2016 is coming to Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, & Boston ==>
    1. View ’s 2015 Impact Summary: We Worked With More Than 6,000 Students!:
    Back to Top
    Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies

    1. LSAMP’s Progress in Diversifying STEM Workforce not Exact Science: via
    Back to Top
    Founders and techs

    1. The + isn't the only news today. In case you missed it, here's our Top 10 Innovators of 2016!
    1. Walker’s Legacy to Research Fastest-Growing Entrepreneurs: Black Women
    1. 9 tech leaders you should meet in Chicago. A mention. thanks for including us!
    1. A Stanford and MIT grad, she learned to code by 13 but was rejected from a job in tech:
    1. App developer brings tech startup to downtown Jackson via
    2. Inside One Woman Investor's Plan To Get Black Female Founders Funding
    3. Monique Woodard joins 500 Startups as first black partner
    Back to Top
    Coding & Coders

    1. Here's what it's like to go through Facebook's mandatory 6-week bootcamp for engineers
    1. What happens when an entire school builds itself around coding?
    Back to Top
    Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc

    1. Facebook hosted 200+ African-American students from the SF Bay Area
    E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 4
    1.  . on how suggesting coding schools create "technical ghettos" gets it wrong  ... DLL Editor's note -- The Atlantic article can be found HERE
    2. So thrilled to see 's response to article on coding initiatives which was a bit of a mess.
    1. Ubiquitous learning could push the term 'online' out of education:
    1. The Promise of Artificial Intelligence Unfolds in Small Steps
    1. Net neutrality is in more danger than ever, despite the FCC's best efforts
    1. The feds have let the cyber world burn. Let’s put the fire out. (Opinion)
    1.  Now hiring: A talented black student's perspective on recruiting talented black students
    Long form ... good reads ... :-)

    1. When you stay at the world's first robot hotel, this velociraptor checks you in
    Back to Top
    ... plus chuckles and/or absurdities ... 
    1. Top 10 Most Outrageous Chris Rock Oscar Moments
    1. Trump Says He Couldn’t Denounce Notorious White Supremacist Because Of A Bad Earpiece via
    1. Trump just got a bizarre shout-out from a Muslim leader — via
    1. MIT's Twitter bot uses neural networks to tweet like
    Back to Top