Sunday, February 12, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 2/11/17

Last update: Sunday 2/12/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = Sessions confirmed as U.S. Attorney General
... Other top stories = GOP reaches out to HBCUs ... DeVos confirmed as Secretary of Education ... Federal Appeals Court rules against Trump travel ban

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 2/11/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... Sessions confirmed as AG ++++++++++++ 
  1. Jeff Sessions confirmed as US Attorney General after long, bitter fight in the Senate  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NAACP, NY Times, NPR, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg
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A. HBCUS ... Quarter-Dozen 

Top Story #1 ... GOP outreach to HBCUs ++++++++++++++
  1. Betsy DeVos made her first visit to a school as education secretary: Howard University - via ...  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Root ... and Secretary DeVos
  1. Thanks to & student leaders for the great discussion today. Congrats on !
  1. Trump plans executive order for Historically Black Colleges - Red Alert Politics ... ... DLL Editor's warning: This story may be just another hot rumor
  1. Trump Surrogates and GOP Pols to Meet With HBCU Heads During ... - The Root ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Diverse, HBCU Buzz
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  1. Dr. Priscilla Okunji is using e-health records to better understand minority health disparities research
  1. At a time some fear closure of physics programs, Virginia Union starts one
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 1

Top Story #2 ... DeVos confirmed as Ed Secy +++++++++++
  1. Betsy DeVos was just confirmed as education secretary — here's what she will control  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Education Dive, EdSurge, Fast Company, Inside Higher Ed, NY Times, CNN
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  1. ICYMI, our most read story this week: 10 Faculty Perceptions of Lecture Capture Technology
  1. A new coalition pushes recognition of adult learners as the new majority on campus. ...

  1. Pearson Scales Back on Higher Ed LMS Products  ...
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Adaptive/Personalized Learning ... 

  1. Using adaptive courseware to improve student outcomes-great overview of a project we're excited to be part of: ...
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. How Western Governors University revamped its system, helping students set up 30,000 assessments a month
  1. If a classroom held 100 students, who would they be? New insights from report:
  1. Edx Crosses 10 Million Learners, CEO Chosen for an Award by the Indian Government — Class Central ...
  1. ADA Compliance for Online Course Design: from Sheryl Burgstahler in
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 8

Top Story #3 ... Court rules against Trump  +++++++++++
  1. JUST IN: Federal appeals court refuses Trump administration appeal to reinstate travel ban ... DLL Editor -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wall Street journal, NPR, BBC, Bloomberg, Washington Post
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  1. Samsung SDI battery factory caught fire by
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. Intel would like to make America great again, but also Intel. ...  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, Digital Trends, Engadget, The Verge
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Climate change, emissions, and energy efficiency ...

  1. The US is well on its way to surpassing the climate goals Trump's EPA pick is suing to kill
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FinTech ...

  1. This computer scientist started one of the first hedge funds run completely by AI
  1. Marty Chavez, Goldman Sachs's incoming CFO, has helped the firm become more automated. ...
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Internet of Things ...

  1. New IoT Cybersecurity Alliance formed by AT&T, IBM, others by
  1. THE IoT 101 REPORT: Your essential guide to the Internet of Things
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. Ford to invest $1 billion in self-driving tech startup Argo AI ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget
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Virtual/augmented/mixed reality ...

  1. Zuck offers first look at the VR/AR tools of the future at “secret” Oculus Research lab ... DLL Editor -- Related story also covered by VentureBeat
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Don't worry, it's just a terrifying robot that walks like a chicken
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. U.S. House of Representatives approves Email Act, Senate up next ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch
  1. Millions of apps could soon be purged from Google Play Store ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet
  1. Dear US visitors: John Kelly would like your passwords, please
  1. How computer hacking is becoming Russia’s weapon of choice
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Science and technology policies ... plus "walk backs"

  1. Tech CEOs team up to take a stand against Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants from 7 muslim-majority nations ...
  1. These are the 97 companies that filed an amicus brief against Trump’s immigration ban
  1. Trump's FCC begins net neutrality attack   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times
  1. It's really happening -- sections of data are disappearing from fedl website.  
D. Hackers ... Dozen + 2
  1. Cheers to all of our sisters + comrades on this journey w/ us! For the future!


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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Kapor Center for Social Impact wins the Social Impact Award at the 10th Annual
    Social Impact Award
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  1. Twitter's diversity and HR heads are leaving the company  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge
  1. IBM to train 25 million Africans for free to build workforce
  1. Know someone who is dedicated to diversity in tech? Make them a Diversity in Tech awards nominee:
  1. Here's how students are changing the narrative of what a scientist looks like.
  1. Top Companies for Blacks in Technology - |
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. Thank Jerry Lawson for the Nintendo Switch:
  1. To celebrate , honors a Black physicist daily. Today's honoree: Dr. Shirley Jackson. ...
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Coding & Coders
  1. Microsoft lays out the future direction for its .Net languages, by -
  1. Created a quick list of online and neural networks courses. Give me a shout if you find others! ...
  1. What software engineers are making around the world right now
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 4
  1. Trump, tech, and the future of government surveillance ...
  1. Reagan's solicitor general outlines the biggest question moving forward with the Trump travel ban case ...
  1. New AI techniques are poised to reinvent everything from manufacturing to healthcare to Wall Street ...
  1. Not Everyone in Tech Cheers Visa Program for Foreign Workers ... via NY Times
  1. The legal arguments for and against reviving Trump's travel ban ... DLL Editor's note -- NPR published the text of the executive order with annotations here
  1. Forget coding—here's the skill you need most when you start your career
  1. Silicon Valley is awash in wealth. It should stop outsourcing its lower- and middle-income jobs. ...
  1. Parsing the 2017 Top 10 IT Issues List: What it Means for CIOs and Higher Education
  1. 5 Data Science Books You Should Read in 2017 via
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. First, get up to speed on and its impact on your , then register for Business of Blockchain -
  1. Anti-Trump employees are putting their bosses in the hot seat
  1. Experts canvassed generally agreed there will be a rise in the influence of algorithms in the next decade
  1. GE’s Jeff Immelt on Trump and globalization

F. Chuckles ... Quarter-Dozen
  1. More Countries Mock Trump with Wickedly Funny Parody Videos [Updated] ...
  1. Wait, Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are the same thing? One third of Americans didn't know that. ...
  1. Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer is back and better than ever:
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