Sunday, July 10, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 7/9/16

Last update: Sunday 7/3/16 @ 2:30 pm
This week's cover = Black Americans killed by police in Baton Rouge and Saint Paul ... Other top stories = 5 Police Officers killed in Dallas ... Demonstrations throughout the nation ... and Robot kills assailant in Dallas

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 7/9/16.

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 ...  Police shootings ++++++++++++ 
  1. Philando Castile's girlfriend recounts fatal shooting, demands governor's support   ... DLL editor's note -- These stories also covered by Washington Post, CBS News, NY Times
  1. Watch speak on the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile:

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Top Story #1 ... Police killed in Dallas +++++++++++

  1. Witnesses said protesters were marching peacefully when the gunfire started in   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, New York Times, NY Times video
  1. The shooting is the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since 9/11
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Top Story #2 ... Demonstrations +++++++++++

  1. A demonstration in St. Paul against the police shooting of Philando Castile turned tense ... DLL editor's note -- Demonstrations also covered by NY Times (Baton Rouge), CNN (Phoenix), CNN (Atlanta)
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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen + 1

  1. Member of Morgan’s Civil Engineering faculty receives Education Excellence Award: .
  1. Congrats to Jalin Powell, the recipient of a full Engineering scholarship to from .
  1. Every U.S. President since Carter established and renewed Executive Orders to strengthen . The value of our HBCUs needs no defense.
  1. Dr. Ivory Toldson Steps Down As White House Initiative On HBCUs Leader -
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 1
  1. Poll finds public opposition to considering and in college
  1. Make Way for Boston's Latest Edtech'lings:
  1. BREAKING: Clinton proposes tuition-free public higher ed for families w/ incomes up to $125K
  1. 6 Implications of the Next-Generation Digital Learning Environments () Framework by | ...
  1. Top 7 Campus Technology Stories in June: gamification, makerspaces, open educational resources and more
  2. Could these 3 burgeoning nontraditional pathways be a boon for traditional institutions? via
  1. News: Army programs boost students' interest in STEM - The Army Educational Outreach Program Students reported ...
  1. Ideas: is where I look to. Building a Pathway to Student Success at Georgia State via . ...
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

  1. How does influence Ss learning capacities? discusses new research
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Is making it easy for students to cheat? New study investigates students' homework activity:
  1. For Students Taking Online Courses, a Completion Paradox via
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C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 6
  1. How blockchain is likely to transform IT and business via &   ... DLL Editor's note -- An intro to blockchain also provided by Government Technology
  1. The tech behind Juno, NASA's Jupiter orbiter, explained   ... DLL Editor's note -- The Juno probe's successful orbit also covered by Business Insider, NY Times ... and NASA

    The tech behind Juno, NASA's Jupiter orbiter, explained http://tcrn...More
  1. CERN physicists have unveiled a batch of new exotic particles
  1. Samsung's new microSD cards are 5x faster than anything you currently own   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ExtremeTech
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. LinkedIn filing details bidding war resulting in Microsoft acquisition
  1. Samsung just had its most profitable quarter in over two years  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, Wall Street Journal
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. Tesla and Google Take Different Roads to Self-Driving Car ...
  1. Report: Feds are probing another possible Tesla Autopilot crash  ... DLL Editor's note -- this story also covered by TechCrunch
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Virtual/augmented/mixed reality ...

  1. Are You Ready for 'Second Life 2.0' in VR?
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...

Top Story #3 ... Robot kills  ++++++++++++
  1. To end the spree, police used a robot to kill for the first time   ... DLL editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Business Insider, Engadget, Mashable, Ars Technica, The Verge, Gizmodo, Wired, NY Times, CNN
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  1. Robots are learning navigation skills by being trained to hunt prey  ... DLL Editor's note -- this story also covered by Engadget
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. FBI Director James Comey's comments on Clinton's private email use were hardly uncritical  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, NY Times, Fast Company, Recode, Engadget ... and Edward Snowden (via Wired)
  1. ATTORNEY GENERAL: No charges will be brought against Hillary Clinton in email case  ... DLL Editor's note -- this story also covered by Engadget, The Verge, Wall Street Journal
D. Hackers ... Dozen + 2
  1. The Black Girls who code have arrived at Miss USA's Welcome Home Ceremony in DC.
  1. How to use your phone to record police violence safely and effectively
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Google Just Donated $2.8M in office space to house in its NYC HQ! via
  1. How Silicon Valley's Diversity Problem Created A New Industry -
  1. Google's diversity efforts show scant progress -
  1. . graduating fellows are now working for ’s largest companies such as &  ...
  1. In push to diversify tech, Kapor Center opening in Uptown Oakland ...

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Founders and techs
  1. Know an awesome Black/Latina female startup founder? BIG Accelerator NOW OPEN for 2016 Cohort applications ...
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. This Black Female Venture Capital Founder is Closing the Racial Funding Gap
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Coding & Coders
  1. Developers focused on Internet of Things grew 34% in the last year
  1. Quick intro: A newcomer's guide to the Raspberry Pi via &
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, courses, etc
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 8
  1. Google might be turning into the next Berkshire Hathaway
  1. 🎉🍰 Today we turn 5! 🎂🍾 Here's a note to you from our founder :
  1. Without effective technology use, it’s impossible to deliver on the expectations of today’s learners. ...

  1. Trends That Will Fundamentally Transform the Institution by George Leef from   ...

  1. Hundreds of human beings killed in the last few days in Istanbul, Bangladesh, Baghdad and beyond. No "Je Suis" groundswell. Plain & simple. 
    ... DLL Editor's note -- Although these catastrophes were more than twice as deadly as the Paris bombings, our public officials gave them minimal notice, without commemorative ceremonies nor soaring oratorical expressions of national sympathy for the victims and their families. ICYMI here are links to a few reports filed by Atlantic (Baghdad), NY Times (Istanbul), Wall Street Journal (Dhaka Bangladesh)
  1. I just published “Where Tech Education and Entrepreneurship Collide: Young, Diverse Students Solving Issues in NYC…” ...
  1. Over 1/4 of today's students are parents. Let's focus on serving them better.
  1. Udacity Over University: Why I Chose Online Education  ...
  1. The most amazing part of visiting Japan was my realization there are no guns, no gun homicides, or .
  1. "All of our children
    Are gonna have to pay for our mistakes someday But until then May peace guide our way"
  1. Before department chairs meeting, brothers angrily talking about police killings. Brothers on train having exact same conversation.
  1. How Microcredentials are Changing the Landscape of Higher and Technical Education
  1. Student-parents need support to finish college & access jobs that promote work-life balance
  1. Trends Shaping Higher Education and What They Mean for Leadership
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. THE SILICON VALLEY 100: The most accomplished and inspiring people in tech right now
  1. Change the story: A guide to action after the & tragedies
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