Sunday, June 26, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 6/25/16

Last update: Sunday 6/26/16 @ 9:30 am
This week's cover = Initial tech & financial reactions to Brexit ... Other top stories = Supreme Court upholds affirmative action ... Ethical algorithms for driverless cars ... and House Democrats hack gun control sit-in with social media

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 

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

Top Stories 2015: Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4

Cover Story ... Brexit ++++++++++++ 

  1. What Brexit means for tech in Europe and the UK
  1. Why the is going to have a terrible effect on the environment:
  1. Brexit hits U.S. tech stocks:Alphabet, Apple, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, PayPal, Twilio fall
  1. What UK startups make of the shock Brexit vote More
  1. is sending markets diving. Twitter could be making it worse. ... DLL Editor's note -- The financial implications of Brexit also covered by Business Insider, Fast Company, NY Times
  1. Obama to entrepreneurs after Brexit: ‘You’re the bridge, you’re the glue’
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A. HBCUS ... Dozen
  1. Thank you Administrator Bolden for all your ongoing support for STEM students!

  1. Congratulations to HBCU students on their winning design at Makers Faire at today.
  1. Kwizopia, the SOL Quiz Game developed in NSU's Creative Gaming and Simulation Lab wins a Silver Award in the 2016...
  1. Congratulations to the TCU winner for their Solar Medicine Cooler project!
  1. Help us congratulate the School of Dentistry receiving a $407,000 research grant from & the National Dental Association Foundation!
  2. Harris-Stowe State University and Verizon Partnering to Provide STEM Education for St. Louis Middle School Students
  1. . Students to Conduct Research for NASA Satellite Program ...
  1. National Science Foundation Awards Central State University Scholarship Money for Environmental Engineering and...
  1. Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden to host Summit on Cancer Moonshot at
  1. Jackson State alum Jelani Zarif named among world's best young prostate cancer research scientists. ...
  1. Morehouse joins elite STEM training program
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 1

Top Story #1 ... Affirmative Action +++++++++++

  1. FULL STORY: >> upholds 4-3 in ruling ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by the Chronicle, NYTimes, Washington Post ... and the amicus brief of Howard University's School of Law
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  1. Adult Students Shifting to Four-Year Non-Profits ...
  1. How Community Colleges Use Job-Market Data to Develop New Programs ...
  1. to release data reports on accreditors based on measures of student achievement
  1. ePortfolio: Changing the Rhetoric of Technology Adoption
  1. New university initiatives focus on bringing open educational resources to the masses
  1. >>85% of USA enrolled in post-secondary colleges are non-traditional learners. our 2016 .
  1. students placed in algebra have better outcomes in college stats classes
  1. Research Suggests Students Learn More When Working Together in Virtual Reality Games
  1. Despite industrial opposition, established continue growth:
  1. What’s the value of a college degree? A new interactive website provides some answers and much needed transparency ...
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Adaptive/Personalized Learning ... 

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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Law Schools Are Going Online to Reach New Students ...
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 8
  1. Survey find China has the world’s fastest supercomputer for the seventh consecutive time   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Engadget, The Verge
  1. This is the world's first 1,000-core processor  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo
  1. FCC Moves to Open 5G Floodgates: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode, Digital Trends
  1. Elon Musk seeks to combine his firms: Tesla and SolarCity   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunchBloombergCNNM.I.T. Tech ReviewGizmodoRecode
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. In 2007, mobile ad spending was effectively $0. In 2016, it's over $127 billion.
  1. Analyst: Google's cloud business could cause the stock to soar to over $900
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Internet-of-Things (IoT) 

  1. How software is making its mark on the Industrial Internet  ...
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Self-driving vehicles ...

Top Story #2 ... Ethical algorithms +++++++++++
  1. Should your driverless car hit a pedestrian to save your life?   ... DLL Editor's note -- The article in the journal Science cited in this story was also covered by Gizmodo, The Verge, Computerworld ... and Science

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  1. Olli is the -printed, totally autonomous electric shuttle bus we’ve all been waiting for
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. IBM’s AI system Watson just edited an entire magazine all on its own
  1. Toyota is creating 'sophisticated' robots to take care of elderly people
  1. When doctors and AI work together, breast cancer diagnosis nears perfection
  1. This new robot dog - called SpotMini - can do the dishes. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, Mashable, The Next Web, The Verge, Ars Technica
  1. New research paper reveals the behaviors that give the heebiejeebies about AI
  1. BotBeat: This week’s top bot stories
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Statistical learning, machine learning, data science, big data, etc
  1. GE is dedicating $1.4 billion in an aim to dominate big-data driven manufacturing and operations software
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. Your banking password may be about to expire — forever.
  1. Apple confirms iOS kernel code left unencrypted intentionally by
D. Hackers ... Dozen + 7
Top Story #3 ... Using social media to hack sit-in ++++++++++++
  1. My colleagues & I have had enough. We are sitting-in on the House Floor until we get a vote to address gun violence.
  1. President Obama thanks Rep. Lewis for sit-in
  1. How the House sit-in played out on social media

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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Black programmers are few and far between, but an influx of coders of color could reshape the tech industry ...
  1. I just published “Code/Interactive Partners with Success Academy to Integrate Music in Computer Science Education …” ...
  1. Congrats on working to eliminate the diversity problem in tech. Happy to join you!
  1. . announces a $25M dollar microfund to make early stage investments in Black and Latino founders. ...
  1. 30 tech companies sign White House diversity pledge -
  1. Always amazed at the growth of the BIT community! Over 540 Slack members now & over 2020+ community members.
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Founders and techs
  1. Building a Platform for Black Tech News: Our Interview With Sherrell Dorsey, Founder of ThePLUG Model View Culture
  1. His Finance Tech App Won Half a Million Dollars for Its Simple Brilliance ...
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Coding & Coders
  1. Tech companies absolutely dominated LinkedIn’s new list of the top places to work
  1. Northeastern offers bootcamp for data analytics professionals:
  1. Fullstack Academy Launches Fund to Invest in Its Graduates:
  1. Turns out most developers don’t work in Silicon Valley, after all: ...
  1. How companies are using software from and to keep workers' technical skills up to date: ...
  1. Apple is now offering a summer class that will teach kids how to code
  1. Google and Udacity partner for Android Basics Nanodegree course  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat ... Udacity
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 9
  1. "This is the impact that organizers of hackathons have on their communities." - of ...
  1. A historian evaluates from the beginning until now (essay)
  1. In Praise of College for America: An Anniversary Love Letter by
  1. Coding Boot Camps saw 138% increase in grads in 2015, but asks, should they get ? ...
  1. Poor White Politics via .. ... DLL Editor's note -- This article provides an eloquent explanation of why large numbers of alienated poor Whites are voting for Trump ... Can you say "Brexit"???
  1. ICYMI: Dave Longanecker's Reflections On The Credentialing Ecosystem ...

  1. Twitter's future glory: One of the most valuable data sources in human history
  1. ICYMI, our top story this week: What a Microsoft-Owned LinkedIn Means for Education
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Comments about the Supreme Court's affirmative action decision  ... 
  1. Fisher Decision Gives Colleges ‘Breathing Room’ to Consider Race in :
  1. The next steps should consider after the decision (essay)
  1. The ruling on Fisher, while disappointing, is a narrow one (essay)
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Mark Zuckerberg has secured control of Facebook for years to come. And shareholders wouldn't have it any other way. ...
  1. How to Prepare Professors Who Thought They’d Never Teach Online ...
  1. Webcast: State Authorization Network: What is New with State Authorization
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... plus chuckles and/or absurdities
  1. You watched that amazing Game of Thrones battle last night. Now, see how it was made
  1. Facebook had a funny response to this amazing fake commercial for HBO's 'Silicon Valley'
  1. Why Twitter Is Calling Abigail Fisher ‘Becky With the Bad Grades’: A Brief Explainer via More
Back to Top ... and Brexit ... 

  1. Scottish people know how to swear, not just drink beer.   ... DLL Editor's note -- The following R-rated tweets took exception to Mr. Trump's misinterpretation of Scotland's vote to remain in the EU ... :-)
  1. UK voters are Googling 'What is the EU?' — right after voting to leave the EU
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