Sunday, April 24, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 4/23/16

Last update: Sunday 4/24/16 @ 6:30 pm
This week's cover = Photo from tweet about Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) ... R.I.P. ... Other top stories = LinkedIn gets jobs for new grads 
... Intel cuts 12,000 jobs ... and Magic Leap's virtual-augmented-mixed reality

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 4/23/16. 

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

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

Cover Story ...  R.I.P. Prince ++++++++++++ 

  1. True story.   ... DLL editor's note -- Related tribute by Qeyno Labs
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A. HBCUs ... Dozen + 2
  1. Congrats to Prog for their new Aerospace Ed & Unmanned Drone Lab!
  1. Designing the future: Interdisciplinary research
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Earth week ... 
  1. It's Earth Week! Check out all of the exciting events has planned!
  1. It's EARTH WEEK! Are you wearing green today? Let's make our beloved HT this week!
  1. Howard University creates the Greening Howard-Zero Waste Project
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Commencement speakers ... 

  1. President Barack Obama to deliver Howard University 2016 Commencement Address
  1. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to deliver 2016 Commencement address:
  1. Morgan State announces House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi as Spring Commencement Speaker: .
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Grants, awards, contracts, donations ... 

  1. $300000 Funding Available for Academic Research Enhancement Award
B. Ed Tech ...2 Dozen - 1

Top Story #1 ...  +++++++++++
  1. Need a Job, Grads? LinkedIn Students Wants to Help: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by FastCompany, EdSurge, Fortune, ZDnet, VentureBeat, ForbesTechCrunch, Inside Higher Ed ... and LinkedIn
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  1. Shifts at major summit: more educators & focus on working w higher ed   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by EdSurge
  1. We see badges in gaming & social sites. Why not in HigherEd? OLC has 5 questions on badging for Dr. Errin Heyman.
  1. Study: Wealthy students still much more likely to earn bachelor's degree
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. Yup. This Online Tutoring Startup Just Raised Another $4 Million:
  1. From : , GSV and Join Forces for Higher-Ed Accelerator:
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Adaptive/Personalized Learning ... 

  1. Download a major research study of adaptive courseware in US higher education released today by
  1. Research: 5 Ways Adaptive Learning Has Changed
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

  1. The new push toward competency-based education
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. MIT online learning report notes importance of teachers, instructional designers
  1. When your dream school accepts you (but only online)
  1. See how access, affordability, & inclusion push into mainstream. New out now.
  1. Udacity's new CEO is Vish Makhijani, Sebastian Thrun becomes president and chairman ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by EdSurge, Fortune ... and Udacity
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... 2 Dozen -1
  1. Facebook Messenger launches Group Calling to become your phone by    ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, VentureBeat, Digital Trends
  1. DARPA's wild 24-fan aircraft flies for the first time
  1. Engineering breakthrough may lead to batteries that never die via &
  1. Report: iTunes iBooks, Movies Shut Down in China: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg
  1. China’s National Space Administration just announced plans to land on Mars by 2020
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

Top Story #2 ...  Intel lays off 12,000 +++++++++++

  1. Intel, reeling from a collapse in demand for PCs, announced it would cut 12,000 jobs ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Computerworld, TechCrunch, The Verge, Engadget, Re/code, VentureBeat, ZDNet
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  1. Microsoft reports $22.1 billion in Q3 2016 revenue ... DLL editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica, Fast Company
  1. The fintech industry explained: The trends disrupting the world of financial technology
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The Cloud ...

  1. A big step forward in container standardization by
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Self-driving vehicles ...

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Virtual/augmented/mixed reality ...

Top Story #3 ...  Magic Leap's v/a/m reality ++++++++++++

  1. What does Magic Leap's mind-bending technology tell us about the future of virtual reality?  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, Engadget, Business Insider, Gizmodo, CNET, M.I.T. Tech Review

    The Untold Story of Magic Leap, The World's Most Secretive Startup
    The world's hottest startup isn't located in Silicon Valley–it's in suburban Florida. WIRED explores what Magic Leap's mind-bending technology tells us about the future of virtual reality.
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Artificial Intelligence, neural nets, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Facebook Messenger’s ‘rich bubbles’ make dumb bots usable  ... DLL Editor's note -- Facebook's bots also discussed by TechCrunch
  1. Gradescope Raises $2.6M to Apply Artificial Intelligence to Grading Exams:
  1. How do we teach robots right from wrong? Soon the problem won’t be hypothetical
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. Apple refused China access to source code, says chief lawyer by   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider
  1. Lawsuit asks Justice Department to reveal decryption orders ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, ZDNet
  1. The FBI paid more than $1.3 million to break into the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone   ... DLL editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal
D. Hackers ... Dozen + 7
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Students who learn computer science in high school are 6x more likely to major in it. Women: 10x more likely.
  1. DiversityInc Reveals 2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity
  1. Intel CEO says leadership team has received threats for company’s stance on diversity
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Founders and techs
  1. Black woman leads charge on health tech platform, raises $710,000
  1. Congrats to Leslie Miley [] on his new role at Slack! One of our favourite eps:
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Coding & Coders
  1. Harvard-made robot can teach kids how to code
  1. We have kids in the StL housing projects who are coding like our students in affluent areas.No need to water it down.Up your expectations
  1. The languages you need to know if you want to work in :
  1. Women's coding school Hackbright Academy acquired for $18 million by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by EdSurge
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc
  1. What do women want at hackathons? NASA has a list
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen
  1. 3 reasons New York City is the best place to start a tech company by
  1. Intel's move away from PCs is difficult, but necessary
  1. How to define and ensure responsible use of student data? post from talk Learning Summit
  1. Rankings: Should We Care? by Sean-Michael Green from
Long form ... good reads ... :-)

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