Saturday, May 28, 2016

TECH Dozens for week ending 5/28/16

Last update: Sunday 5/29/16 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = photo from tweet that Google wins Android/Java lawsuit against Oracle  ... Other top stories = SpaceX lands again ... Facebook & Microsoft build super fast cable under Atlantic ... and Inspector General says Secy Clinton broke State Dept email rules


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 5/28/16. 


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

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


Cover Story ... Google beats Oracle ++++++++++++ 


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A. HBCUs ... Dozen
  1. UVI to Partner with Sandia National Labs to Host Cyber Security Workshop
  2. Had a great time serving as a panelist at the African-American National Security & Intelligence Leadership Summit!
  1. Morgan State Civil Engineering students win “University Cup” in ACI Concrete Competition: .
  1. Five Fulbright recipients chosen from Howard
  1. Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden to host Summit on Cancer Moonshot at
  1. Congratulations to Genique Nicholas, Sarah Groves, Zola Roper for being the winners of the 5th annual UVI Research Day!
  1. The Information Assurance Research Education and Development Institute (IA-REDI) at Norfolk State University is...
  1. - Wow! JSU students earns first place at Innovate Mississippi's Startup Weekend
  2. Morgan State awarded nearly $300,000 by : .
B. Ed Tech ... 2 Dozen - 1
  1. For all the students of higher education out there, we have some essential reading:
  1. News: Building a student-level data system - Center for American Progress In September 2015, the Obama administ...
  1. ? NCES submits a report to Congress on the condition of education every year by June 1st. Read more in our blog:
  1. New on median earnings of workers by educational attainment:
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  1. News: Learning analytics market to grow 25.92 percent by 2020
  1. News: Barnes & Noble Education announces partners - Barnes and Noble College Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NY...
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Adaptive/Personalized Learning ... 

  1. ICYMI, our most read story this week: A Moodle Plug-in for Gamified, Individualized Learning
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

  1. Moodle Intros Full Support for Competency-Based Ed
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. MOOC vs. Book - Part 2: Complementary Learning Channels
  1. FutureLearn Steps into the World of MOOC-Based Credentials With "FutureLearn Programs" ... https://t.co/shH6IldYJd
  1. Read these 5 success stories shared by OLC Institutional Members & consider becoming a member yourself.

C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 6

Top Story #1 ... SpaceX launches & lands +++++++++++

  1. SpaceX launches a communications satellite and sticks another landing ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Mashable, Engadget, The Verge, CNN, Associated Press ... and SpaceX photos
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Top Story #2 ... Facebook & Microsoft cable +++++++++++

  1. Facebook and Microsoft are building a superfast new undersea pipeline for your selfies ... DLL Editor's note -- This also covered by Wall Street Journal, The Verge, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, ZDNet, Business Insider, Engadget
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  1. Toyota and Uber are forming a ride-sharing partnership ... DLL Editor's note -- Toyota's partnership with Uber, as well as other partnerships between auto manufacturers and ride-sharers, were covered by Wall Street Journal, Wired, NY Times, Mashable, VentureBeat, Engadget, Business Insider, TechCrunch, Re/code ... and Toyota

  1. Facebook announces sweeping changes to Trending section ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, VentureBeat, Re/code, TechCrunch

  1. Twitter's new tweaks make the 140-character limit less limiting  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, Wired
  1. US gov't is spending billions on old tech that barely works, says watchdog ... DLL Editor's note -- This also covered by The Verge, Extreme Tech, Digital Trends
  1. Why Amazon is the king of innovation: Online retail mastery via &
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  1. Chromebooks have officially surpassed Mac laptop sales
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Self-driving vehicles ...

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Artificial Intelligence, neural nets, deep learning, bots, robotics ...

  1. Robots get NFL tryout: Steelers experiment with robotic tackling dummies
  1. Artificial intelligence is far from matching humans, panel says
  1. Google is selling its robot company to Toyota
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...


Top Story #3 ... Clinton's email ++++++++++++
  1. Clinton broke email rules, says watchdog: Four things you need to know  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, NY Times, Engadget, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNET, Ars Technica
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D. Hackers ... Dozen + 9

Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. We're also recruiting in NYC!
  1. GitHub reveals its diversity numbers
  1. Brief data for girls trained in Jan-May '16 in Chicago only ages 7-17: 146 in Java Minecraft 2-day bootcamps ran bi-weekly & are sequential
  1. For a total of 40 in-person sessions (Intro, Intermediate levels 1, 2, 3) for 160 hrs. 46 have participated in our 2 5-week Web Development
  1. Bootcamp learning HTML/CSS & Javascript. All received certificates of completion & had a successful demo day showcasing websites.
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Founders and techs
  1. This app founder helped students raise over $31 million in scholarships and counting
  1. Jopwell is on Magazine's 30 Under 30 List!
  1. Congrats to , NCWIT K-12 Alliance rep & founder, on her Hall of Fame induction! //
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Code & Coders
  1. 120 of the largest US school districts adopting computer science in partnership w/Code.org!
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc
  1. Trying to plan for your hackathon in the Fall? We're here to help with the Organizer's Guide: More
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 7
  1. Understanding the differences in what credentials are being stacked and why (essay)
  1. A brief history of Twitter's 140-character limit
  1. "What if these 2 responsibilities of a university–credentialing & education–were separable?"
  1. The Profit Prophet: @ClaytonChristensen and the Future of American
Long form ... good reads ... :-)

  1. It takes just four minutes to explain the entire universe
  1. Why bots won’t replace apps anytime soon
  1. It Pays to Have Pals in Silicon Valley: Our 2006 feature on Peter Thiel and PayPal alumni
... plus chuckles and/or absurdities ... 
  1. Anonymous Hacks IRS Database – Publishes Trump’s Tax Returns. 😆  ... DLL Editor's note -- satire, satire, satire ... :-)
  1. This video is too funny... but it sucks that someone had to make it.
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