Sunday, July 17, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week Ending Saturday 7/16/16

Last update: Sunday 7/17/16 @ 11:30 am
This week's cover = Pokemonomania helps the world escape from a disrupted reality into an augmented reality... Other top stories = Tech dumps Trump ... Roland Fryer's study of police interactions with Black and Hispanic civilians  

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 7/16/16.

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 ... Pokemon Go ++++++++++++ 

  1. Pokémon Go is a roaring success — so why did Google spin off the company that developed it?   ... DLL Editor's note -- Pokemon also discussed by The Next Web, Digital Trends, NY Times, The Verge, Rolling Stone, Fortune, Mashable, Recode
  1. Everything you need to know to get started playing Pokémon Go   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg
    Get started with Pokemon Go

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A. HBCUS ... Dozen + 3

  1. Pokémon are taking over the Morgan campus! Tip: There are Pokéstops on the Academic Quad. Safe hunting! ... DLL Editor's note -- Pokemon on campus also covered by Chronicle
  1. "It’s more than making sure students are prepared. It’s helping companies do a better job onboarding them” ...
  1. Verizon Innovative Learning middle school boys at Harris-Stowe...coding, 3D printing, marketing and fun!
  1. program at expands link between education & STEM entrepreneurship:
  1. A Change in Leadership at the White House HBCU Initiative
  1. Wow! JSU just got a $3.7 million award for our 'STEM STARS' program!
  1. Morehouse College alumni is the new Chief Diversity Officer at eBay....
  1. SU engineering student Ogbonnaya Udochu part of Caltech summer research program at LIGO --
  1. Harris-Stowe University Science Summer Camp Students Visit Republic Services in St. Louis
  1. Today's 2016 Summer Research Experience for Medical Students Poster Presentation
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen - 2
  1. Introducing EdSurge's Digital Learning Network for HigherEd:
  1. Our July issue is out! Stories on Blockchain, gamification, the changing CIO role... plus our 2016 Innovators: (PDF)
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. With $5 Million for Z-Degrees, Small Change Is a Big Step for California Community Colleges:
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Adaptive/Personalized Learning ... 

  1. Missed last week's chat? Check out the for the full discussion.
  1. 7 Universities Receive Grants to Implement Adaptive Learning at Scale
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Is 100% old-school, campus-based, face-to-face learning better than online-only, or blended?
  1. The latest Online Learning Journal (OLJ) contains 9 articles focusing on research. Read on:
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 2
  1. The FCC has just voted to move forward on 5G ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. has made Nintendo a whole lot richer  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, The Verge, TechCrunch
  1. VCs invested record $2 billion in AR and VR in last year
  1. Amazon just had its biggest sales day ever — here's why it really matters

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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. A third crashes, allegedly with Autopilot engaged  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Mashable
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Cozmo the tabletop robot will be user-programmable  ... DLL Editor's note -- This storyalso covered by Gizmodo
  1. This is the robot Dallas police used to kill shooter
  1. Exploring Facebook’s massive, picture-painting AI brain. via
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Statistical learning, machine learning, data science, big data, etc
  1. How This Massive Structure in the Oregon Desert Keeps Facebook Running: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. Pokémon Go's first update fixes that godawful Google privacy issue  ... DLL Editor's note -- Other coverage of Pokemon privacy issues posted by Gizmodo, TechCrunch, CNET, Mashable, Recode, The Verge
  1. The FBI says its malware isn't malware because the FBI is good
  1. Cybersecurity expert explains why Tesla's cars are some of the toughest to hack
D. Hackers ... 2 Dozen

Top Story #1 ... Tech vs. Trump +++++++++++
  1. Tech comes out against Donald Trump ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet, Wall Street Journal, The Next Web, Wired, The Verge, Mashable ... but Recode that notes that the letter was not signed by any top CEOs
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Top Story #2 ... Fryer's study +++++++++++

  1. Are Blacks Less Likely to be Shot by Police Than Whites? study says yes ... DLL Editor's note -- This controversial report also covered by NY Times, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal ... Dr. Fryer's NBER report ... and bio note
  1. Roland Fryer answers reader questions about his study on the use of force by the police.
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  1. Using telehealth, drs remotely prescribe meds, treatments, procedures that prisons can implement
  1. 2nd day of with was a success thanks to our awesome teachers!
  1. -based now has a permanent presence in with an office at Google's headquarters. ...
  1. Dr. Carla Hayden will become the first woman and black Librarian of Congress
  1. Coursera welcomes fellows! Looking forward to meeting everyone!
  1. Our CEO and Founder receiving the Champion for Digital Equality Award at ! Congrats Aaron!
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. We've taught almost 7000 girls of color to code since 2011 from ages 7-17! We ARE "the pipeline"!
  1. The Key to Tech Industry Diversity Is the White Male CEO -
  1. After 5 years, I’ve decided it’s time to hand over the reins of to a new CEO. I’ve written about it here:
  1. Let's go BIG! Apply NOW to 2016 Cohort of BIG Accelerator, ATL-based accelerator for Black/Latina female founders: ...
  1. Facebook is slightly less white, but not any darker   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by PC Magazine
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Coding & Coders
  1. Kids' robot breaks into a dance to teach them how to code
  1. Top Machine Learning MOOCs and Online Lectures: A Comprehensive Survey
  1. A new interactive map shows where all the open software jobs are in the U.S.
  1. Codecademy Raises $30 Million to Expand Coding Education Across the Globe:
  1. Microsoft announces professional degree program to fill the skills gap by
  1. Thank you, , for partnering with and supporting the teacher-led movement. ...
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc
  1. Unable to make last night's Hella Hacking forum? You can check out an overview of Oakland's tech ecosystem at
  1. It's been a few weeks, but we're still dreaming about ...
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 8
  1. Chatbots are the next evolutionary step for robots by
  1. The email, data and privacy implications of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn ...
  1. The Benefits of Immersive Learning: From the Eyes of a Coding Bootcamp Student:

  1. How—and Why—We Can Improve the Future of Mobile Learning:
  1. More Data On Non-Traditional Students is Needed, But We’re On The Right Track cc:
  1. Five Trends Driving Employers to for Corporate Education cc:
  1. Five reasons why will change , and one reason why it won't (essay)
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. It started as just another summer weekend in America. Then came the Pokémon. ...
  1. My White Boss Talked About Race in America and This is What Happened by

  1. Pokémon Go is more than a game—it’s the future of how we’ll interact with computers ...
  1. Hillary Clinton has built the biggest, smartest tech team in the history of politics. Donald Trump ... hasn't. ...
... plus chuckles and/or absurdities ... 
  1. ISIS will use Pokémon Go to murder Christians and spawn demons, says crazy radio host pastor
  1. Check out this robot's funky walking style

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