Sunday, May 22, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 5/21/16

Last update: Sunday 5/21/16 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = graphic from tweet about Google's I/O 2016 conference keynote ... Other top stories = Uber tests self-driving cars in Pittsburgh ... Public HBCUs in North Carolina facing legislative threats ... and Twitter appoints CEO of BET to its board

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 5/21/16. 

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

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

Cover Story ... ++++++++++++ 

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A. HBCUS ... Dozen + 1

Top Story #2 ... North Carolina's public HBCUs under fire +++++++++++

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  1. Pharmacy research shows that inflammation plays a central role in a variety of disorders

  1. MFacts: We are the leading producer of all African-American dentists in the U.S.   
  1. Higher ed partnerships critical to boost minority STEM participation
  1. 2016 featured nearly 500 oral and poster presentations
  1. researcher Fuad improves student learning with in-class, interactive mobile apps. More
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 7
  1. How Blockchain Will Disrupt the Higher Education Transcript
  1. What Happens When Universities and Bootcamps Join Forces?
  1. Higher-Ed Edtech Conferences You Need to Know:   ... EVENTS
  1. We worked w to bring together experts to produce 11 papers & recs. More:
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  1. Report on shift in learning management system market

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Adaptive/Personalized Learning ... 

  1. Interesting: Knewton is incorporating open educational resources into its adaptive products:
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Oilproject, the Italian MOOC you’ve probably never heard of, launches WeSchool
  1. 2U hopes to lower risk with program selection algorithm
  1. U Wisconsin Prof Seeks To Bring Data Science to Life with Virtual Reality
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 7

Top Story #1 ... Uber's self-driving cars +++++++++++

  1. Uber confirms it’s testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, Ars Technika, Engadget, ZDNet, Bloomberg
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  1. Amazon is opening more physical bookstores    ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider
  1. Mark Zuckerberg seeks to build trust after meeting with conservatives DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Re/code, The Verge, Extreme Tech, Fast Company, NY Times, Wall Street Journal
  1. Amazon will reportedly soon sell its own private-label groceries
  1. Google wants to let you use an app without actually downloading it
    Google Let's You Use Apps Without Having to Download Them
    Google wants to give you a way of using an app without actually downloading it. It's called Instant Apps and Google says it'll be available in a few months.
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  1.  Oracle didn’t buy Sun just to sue Google but to keep it away from IBM, CEO Safra Catz says   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica
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Artificial Intelligence, neural nets, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. AI learns and recreates Nobel-winning physics experiment
  1. Amazon opens up its product recommendation tech to all
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Statistical learning, machine learning, data science, big data, etc
  1. Scientists are just as confused about the ethics of big-data research as you
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. China is requiring Apple and other companies to answer questions about their products
  1. LinkedIn user? Your data may be up for sale. Change your password. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Engadget
D. Hackers ... Dozen = 7

Top Story #3 ...  ++++++++++++

  1. Twitter appoints Debra Lee of BET to its board in a bid to diversify ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Engadget, TechCrunch, Re/code, Blavity
  1. Thrilled to be joining the board. It's transformed the media and the world like few other things in history (and continues to)!!
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  1. Another AMAZING evening ! discussing $220 million Illinois VC fund with
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. BGC Summer Camps are Hiring!! Apply here to join us as a tech instructor or assistant in , or
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Founders and techs
  1. Meet The Game Designer Creating Video Games with Social Impact,
  1. : The Most Comprehensive Guide to the Silicon Valley Startup Ecosystem Ever Created
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Coding & Coders
  1. These 3 'hot' tech skills can boost your pay by 22 percent
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen - 2
  1. NATE SILVER: Why I 'screwed up' on Donald Trump  ... DLL Editor's note -- Silver's explanation in his own words can be found here

Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. In 's June issue—Soon we won’t program computers. We’ll train them like dogs:
... plus chuckles and/or political absurdities ... 
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