Sunday, November 20, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 11/19/16

Last update: Sunday 11/20/16 @ 2:30 pm
This week's cover =  Facebook & Google confront fake news ... Other top stories = R.I.P. Gwen Ifill, Black TV news pioneer ... Microsoft joins Linux Foundation ... Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

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 11/19/16.

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 ... Facebook & Google vs. Fake News ++++++++++++ 

  1. Facebook, Twitter and Google are under pressure to police news content 🔓 ... DLL Editor's note -- This story originally covered by Gizmodo, New York Times, Washington Post, Ars Technica, Wired ... more recent stories from VentureBeat, TechCrunch, The Verge
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A. HBCUS ... Dozen  + 7

Top Story #1 ... Gwen Ifill, R.I.P ++++++++++++++
  1. Journalism icon and veteran newscaster Gwen Ifill dead at 61   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Black Enterprise, NPR, Diverse Issues, New Yorker, New York Times, PBS News Hour
  1. Morehouse mourns the loss of Gwen Ifill, veteran journalist, and 2011 Commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient.

  1. 'Real change comes from the people who make up their minds that if they see something, they will do something.' Gwen Ifill
  1. to a great American Journalist, TV newscaster & Author . We are thankful to have had her for commencement in 2009
  1. REMEMBRANCE: In Loving Memory...Howard University Community Reflections on
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  1. At Clean Energy Summit this morning highlighting innovative work we've done through both Baltimore Energy Initiative and Energy Challenge.
  1. is Top Producer of Black Ph.D.s in Nanomaterials Science Among HBCUs
  1. Former Hampton University Professor Recognized for Outstanding Work in Physics
  1. More
  1. Four mathematics students were published in Advances and Application in Mathematical Sciences. More
  1. Congrats to our Dr. Mohsen Mosleh who was named Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering
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EVENT -- HBCU Innovation Summit ...

  1. For the next 4 days, follow for all updates coming from students in Silicon Valley.

  1. The summit provides a forum to address gaps in tech diversity in Silicon Valley, where job growth will continue to boom in coming years.
  1. alum () speaks to students about his aspirations to work at .
  2. Learning from alum and engineer about that all too important personal brand during the tech summit.
  1. Leaders talk career success, diversity experience and what's next for ! 📸:
  1. President/CEO Devin Wenig describing his personal journey to and how the company lifts up businesses at tech summit. ... DLL Editor's note -- The homepage for this important annual HBCU event is found HERE
  1. We believe that true innovation can only happen when we embrace the diverse perspectives that we each have to offer"
  1. grads working for discussing their diversity experiences in . "Diversity is 🔑"
  1. " is committed to improving workplace diversity & inclusion; we are honored to welcome the students."

  1. Great morning for part of our students at . Students networked & heard from their CEO.

  1. Spelman is proud to see our students participate in ’s Summit for 4 days in !
  1. HBCU students pitching their business models at during the tech summit hosted by in Silicon Valley.


B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 2
  1. White House Gathering on Higher-Ed Innovation: Trump Is the Elephant in the Room:
  1. LinkedIn’s CEO says the U.S. cares too much about four-year college degrees
  1. Our Nov/Dec issue is out! Great stories on IT outsourcing, adaptive learning, OER and more: (PDF)
  1. "Sustaining the Momentum for Innovation in Higher Education" Happy to have been part of White House symposium:
  1. Blackboard, Pearson join 's ecosystem to bring Watson technology to
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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. MOOC Trends in 2016: MOOCs No Longer Massive — Class Central
  1. Oxford University has announced its first "massive open online course" is available anywhere in the world ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget ... and edX
  1. U of Florida Online adjusts plan to offer fully online undergraduate degrees
  1. Tomorrow is the final day to enroll in Supply Chain Analytics and start in this cohort of our !
  1. Growth in Online Education at Private Colleges
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EVENT -- OLC Accelerate...
  1. 3 institutions + 5 faculty-led teams receive for advancing student success through digital .
  1. That's It Everyone! is complete. Thanks for a great conference.
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 4

Top Story #2 ... Microsoft joins Linux +++++++++++
  1. Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, VentureBeat, Ars Technica, Business Insider, ZDNet, TheNextWeb, Computerworld
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1.  Tech stocks miss out on Trump bump 🔓
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The Cloud ...

  1. Google is making a big machine learning and AI push in cloud services. via
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Internet of Things ...

  1. [SLIDE DECK] The Internet of Everything — $12.6 trillion ROI expected over the next decade
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Virtual/augmented/mixed reality ...

  1. Google Earth VR is the godlike virtual reality experience we've been waiting for
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Elon Musk’s nonprofit is working with Microsoft to help make sure robots don’t take over the world. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch
  1. Google is using artificial intelligence to supercharge translations
  1. . wants to be the next artificial intelligence powerhouse
  1. Banks turn to AI for improved customer service, competitive edge (Free reg. req.)
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Statistical learning, data science, big data, etc

  1. The big polling miss of 2016: states in the Midwest and Northeast.
  1. Some are still trying to process . Here's how bested everyone on the polling:
  1. At Conference, Political Consultants Wonder Where They Went Wrong
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. .: Microsoft Is Thwarting Third-Party Antivirus Makers:
  1. Russia Bans LinkedIn for Violating Data Protection Laws:
  1. Twitter suspends prominent alt-right accounts in wake of crackdown on abuse   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, PC Magazine
D. Hackers ... Dozen
  1. Make the pledge. Spread the word. Show support 4 education & will donate $1 to 👉🏼
  1. Honored to be recognized tonight as the 100, recognizing the 100 most influential black Americans. Here with Dr Gates CC:
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. eBay’s Chief Diversity Officer on why tech has a shot at moving the needle on diversity via
  1. Large gender bias in US tech salaries reports Glassdoor by
  1. New data shows progress for minorities earning CS degrees, but we still have work to do.
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Founders, execs, and techs
Top Story #3 ... Hopper/Hamilton Medals ++++++++++++
  1. Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom for computing advances ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by M.I.T. ... and the White House
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Coding & Coders
  1. Microsoft finally brings Visual Studio to the Mac ... DLL Editor's note -- This story originally covered by TechCrunch
  1. "With this launch, Udacity underscores its commitment to connecting great talent to great jobs." ... DLL Editor's note -- Udacity's program also discussed by VentureBeat, Forbes
  1. 18 companies that pay software engineers over $110,000
  1. very store in the world is hosting Hour of Code workshops Dec 5-11! Thanks Apple for supporting our mission!
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen - 2
  1. This is the statement made by after the performance on November 18, 2016.
  1. Is artificial intelligence beneficial or dangerous to humanity? Google's Eric Schmidt weighs in...
    Eric Schmidt on Artificial Intelligence
    Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt discusses artificial intelligence on 'The David Rubenstein Show.'
  1. Goodbye, American neoliberalism. A new era is here | Cornel West
  1. This is the real political map of America—we are not that divided
  1. Did Trump simply beat the predicted odds? Or were the odds wrong all along?
  1. offers three tips on how to sell administrators on . via
  1. Why Udacity and EdX Want to Trademark the Degrees of the Future—and What’s at Stake for Students:
  1. Essay: can high quality online education scale?
  1. The Potential of Non-Degree Credentials to Reinvent Workforce Education cc:
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. The inside story of the Theranos scandal is more personal, intense, and emotional than you could possibly imagine.
  1. The Not-So-Silent White Majority
F. Chuckles ... Half-Dozen - 4
  1. Chappelle treated his SNL opening as a state of the union, trying to make sense of a year's worth of tragedies:

  1. Fake news stories "outperformed" real ones on Facebook in weeks before election: Report

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