Sunday, September 25, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 9/24/16

Last update: Sunday 9/25/16 @ 1:30 pm
This week's cover =  Zucks donate $3 billion to cure all diseases ... Other top stories =  AT&T proposes gigabit wi-fi nationwide via power utility poles ... Google  launches Allo ... and Yahoo's 500 million user accounts hacked in 2014


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 9/24/16.


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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

Top Stories 2015: Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4


Cover Story ... Zuckerberg's billions for Rx ++++++++++++ 

  1. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announce $3 billion initiative to ‘cure all diseases’   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Bloomberg, Recode, Business Insider, TechCrunch, The Verge, Gizmodo
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A. HBCUS ... Dozen
  1. The National Science Foundation has awarded a $350,000 grant to JSU's engineering, education & math departments!
  1. : Google Community Grant Awarded to North Carolina Central University for STEM Education
  1.  Congrats to the College of Education for receiving a $1.2 million grant from the :
  1. New Higher Ed Collaboration to Advance STEM Leadership
  1. Alabama A&M Implements Telepresence Robots in Hybrid Classes
  1. ABET Accredited HBCU Engineering Schools
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 3
  1. A new study could be another nail in the coffin for the validity of student evaluations of teaching  
  1. What do officers really think? Our '16 Survey of Admissions Directors has the scoop
    More

  1. The cost of doing nothing regarding is no longer an option for most higher education institutions.
  1. New report: The payoff for a Virginia college degree varies considerably by type of degree, major and college
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...


  1. An Overview of Competency-Based Education: Its Place in the Market and Gaining Stakeholder Buy-In
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Last year launched the first MicroMasters. Today, launches 18 new programs.  ... DLL Editor's note -- This launch was covered by The Chronicle, Inside Higher Ed
  1. Berkeley may remove free online content rather than complying with disability law
  1. Research on Distance Ed and Technological Advancements: An Update on DETA
  1. Coursera Promotes Its "Affordable Online Courses" With New TV Ad Spots — Class Central
  1. The Most Popular Online Course Teaches You to Learn
  1. Recording from popular WCET & webcast last week, Understanding the Online College Student.
  1. Class Central Founder Shares Why it is the Top Search Engine for Online Courses - EdTechReview
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 8

Top Story #1 ... AT&T gigabit wi-fi +++++++++++

  1. AT&T wants to blanket the nation with gigabit wi-fi from utility poles  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode, ZDNet, Business Insider, The Verge
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Top Story #2 ... Allo Google +++++++++++

  1. Google launches Allo smart messaging app for Android and iOS  .. DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg
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  1. Samsung software update will let people know if their Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled or not ... DLL Editor's note -- This story and others related to Samsung's Galaxy recall problems also covered by The Verge, Engadget
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. Twitter is said to be discussing a possible takeover ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by PC Magazine, Bloomberg
  1. Ex-Googler Sebastian Thrun says the going rate for self-driving talent is $10 million per person.
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. With self-driving cars, the feds get a tech policy right for a change
  1. It’s not McLaren Racing, but McLaren Applied Technologies, that Apple is likely lusting after
  1. Robots will hit the streets to deliver your groceries this fall in Washington, D.C.
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Microsoft wants to crack the cancer code using artificial intelligence by
  1. IBM, MIT form research lab to spur development of smarter AI by
  1. Salesforce forms research group, launches Einstein A.I. platform  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg
  1. Why LinkedIn sees messaging (and bots) as the next frontier for networking by
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Statistical learning, data science, big data, etc

  1. The big data revolution: Will it help university students graduate? via Toronto
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...


Top Story #3 ...  Yahoo hacked ++++++++++++
  1. Here's what you need to know about the Yahoo breach that compromised half a billion users' data: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TheNextWeb, Ars Technica, Wall Street Journal, Gizmodo, ExtremeTech, ZDNet, Mashable, VentureBeat, NY Times, Fast Company, TechCrunch, CNET, Engadget, The Verge, Business Insider
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  1. Police are increasingly using social media surveillance tools by
  1. Researchers hack a Tesla from 12 miles away ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, TechCrunch
  1. Companies are getting hacked more frequently but aren’t disclosing the incidents in their regulatory filings. 🔓
  1. With elections on the horizon, officials are debating whether to classify voting systems as critical infrastructure:
D. Hackers ... Dozen

Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. View ’s 2015 Impact Summary: We Worked With More Than 6,000 Students!: ⚡️
  1. What it will take to create inclusive high-tech incubators and accelerators | TechCrunch
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. Black female founder raises $7 million for renewable energy tech startup by
  1. The Hidden Cost of Success for Many Black and Hispanic Founders |
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Coding & Coders
  1. Which programming languages are most popular (and what does that even mean)?
  1. Do you understand where coding bootcamps are and where things are going? Let explain:
  1. 2,000 schools to offer AP Computer Science course this fall thanks to Obama initiative
  1. GE is trying to lure engineers from Apple and Cisco. 🔓
  1. Coding Bootcamps’ Biggest Test: Finding Where Skills, Quality, Money & Jobs Intersect:
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 3
  1. Move over University of Phoenix, these are the best online colleges
  1. ; ;; ; EQUIP-ping Students for Fruitful Career by partnering with a Bootcamp -


  1.  In reply to 
    It's a shame no one except HBCU alums & presidents cared to call him out for it...😒
  1.  Obama's CBC Comments Latest 'Insult' to Black America
  1. Stop killing people.
  1. Stop killing Black people.
  1. Stop "reaching out," "searching for justice," bemoaning "tragedy," "talking about "work to do," blah blah. Just stop killing Black people.
  1. Learning by Doing – A Peek Behind Udacity’s Teaching Philosophy — Class Central
  1. What's the error in polling that no one ever talks about? (Except us, here:)
  1. Google's battle with Apple is entering a new phase

  1. "I want to offer a new approach. A flexible solution that builds on massive open online courses ."
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. The South flipped to the GOP starting in the 1960s. You probably already know why, but check out the maps.
  1. How IBM and Apple stopped fighting and started building apps together
  1. Inside ITT Tech’s 20-year scam
F. Chuckles ... Half-Dozen
  1. Here's proof that Facebook's ad-targeting algorithm isn't quite "Big Brother" yet
  1. Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump. How many times did Trump call him Lyin' Ted on Twitter? Funny you should ask.
  1. Meet the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica
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