Saturday, June 04, 2016

TECH Dozens for week ending 6/4/16

Last update: Sunday 6/5/16 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Photo from tweet about  Mary Meeker's Internet Trends in 2016 ... Other top stories = Saudi Arabia invests $3.5 billion in Uber ... Facebook's AI understands text almost as well as humans ... and  Holder hails Snowden's "public service" 




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 6/416. 


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

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


Cover Story ... Meeker's trends ++++++++++++ 

  1. Let the countdown begin! Mary Meeker & the team getting ready to present at ... Stay tuned! ... DLL Editor's note -- Here's a link to Re/code's video of Meeker's presentations, a link to her 213 slides ... and links to discussions by VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Wired, Bloomberg, Forbes
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A. HBCUs ... Half-Dozen + 3
  1. These Morehouse students have taken over Google for the summer in a internship prgm focused on software engineering.
  1. Dillard Signs Five-Year Agreement with U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  1. NC senator drops HBCUs from bill attempting to bankrupt them
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 2
  1. News: U. of Phoenix to open RedFlint Innovation Experience Center
  1. New report offers a redesign of how community colleges should approach remedial courses
  1. Top 7 Campus Technology Stories in May: social media, learning space design, interactive video and more:
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  1. Tynker raises $7.1M to expand its code-teaching programs to new schools and regions ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by EdSurge
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Adaptive/Personalized Learning ... 

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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. MOOC Course Report: List of 450+ Free Online Courses Starting in June 2016
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 1
  1. .'s Jenny Lee is on stage at to talk about tech's new frontiers. Her slide deck:
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Top Story #1 ... Saudi Arabia $3.5 billion for Uber +++++++++++
  1. Uber raises $3.5B from Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, balance sheet exceeds $11B  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica, Engadget, Re/code, The Verge, Business Insider, NY Times, TechCrunch
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Blockchain ...
  1. Microsoft collaborates on blockchain-based ID system by
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. Google's Self-Driving Car Learns Rule 1 of Road Rage: Honking:   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technika, ZDNet
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Artificial Intelligence, neural nets, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
Top Story #2 ... Facebook's AI +++++++++++
  1. Facebook says its new AI can understand text with 'near-human accuracy'   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, Engadget, Re/code, VentureBeat, TechCrunch
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  1. Google is working on a kill switch to prevent an AI uprising  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #3 ...  Snowden's public service++++++++++++
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  1. Senate 'anti-security' bill that would require encryption backdoors is 'dead'
  1. Symantec warns encryption and privacy are not the same by
  1. Tech companies are banding together to fight the FBI's biometric program — via
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D. Hackers ... Dozen + 2
  1. Woman of Distinction recipient being introduced
  1. . created to encourage girls like her daughter to learn how to code!
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. How Chicago's plans to solve tech’s diversity problem:
  1. News: Engineering Projects in Community Service in IEEE fosters STEM
  1. Google Her: Meet the Search Giant's Director of Diversity
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Founders and techs
  1. How to land an internship at Google, from someone who did — by
  1. Nas is looking to make a huge difference in the world of Tech.
  1. Is Tech Investment the Next Stop for Kobe Bryant?
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Code & Coders
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 3
  1. Why higher ed needs to engage in the learning analytics debate:
  1. Also time and time again these tech conference lineups have non-tech black folks as the voice of black tech perspectives.
    over. it.
  1. 11 Indicators of Excellence in Instruction (Flipped or Otherwise)
  1. Large-Scale Adoption of Open Educational Resources as an Institutional Differentiator
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Academically Adrift's authors share project to define learning outcomes in 6 fields
  1. Blockchain A-Z: Everything You Need to Know About the Game-Changing Tech Beneath Bitcoin:
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... plus chuckles and/or absurdities ... 
  1. President Obama's version of Rihanna's 'Work' is the only thing you need today
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