Sunday, February 19, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 2/18/17


This week's cover = National Academy endorses gene edited babies ... Other top stories = Zuckerberg's 6000 word Facebook manifesto ... Harvard/M.I.T. win CRISPR patent lawsuit vs. Berkeley ... President Trump's press conference


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 2/18/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016


Cover Story ... National Academy endorses gene edited babies +++++

  1. A panel of the National Academy of Sciences just endorsed using gene editing in embryos to prevent serious diseases. ... https://t.co/sSbuLwhFNQ ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wired, Science ... and the National Academy press release
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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen + 2
  1. A alum, Katherine Johnson's calculations sent astronauts into orbit & to the moon.
  1. Learn about our Innovation Lab, a space that engages the intersections of art, science, technology, and engineering.
  1. DSU and Exelon Dedicate New Renewable Energy Ed Center
  1. Relaunching their Physics department and major, is finding innovation in tradition!
  1. Historically Black Colleges: A Forgotten Issue Waiting for a Populist President - The Weekly Standard ... https://t.co/6kcz8AfLUd
  1. We are pleased to welcome EVP & Board of Dir. member John F.W. Rogers to our Board of Trustees!
  1. Trump Issue Dividing Howard University Administration, Students: via
  1. Wayne Frederick: Howard University Will Keep 1st And Only Black Owned Public TV Station ― WHUT ... https://t.co/jBcD9TB4PZ
B. Ed Tech ... 2 * Dozen - 3
  1. ICYMI, our most read story this week: The 6 Major Barriers to Technology Adoption in Higher Ed
  1. Check out our FREE resources and materials available on our focus areas page:
  2. Before we finish, please share relevant resources! Here’s ours: the Digital Learning Network
  1. 7 Things to Know About ELI and EDUCAUSE All in One Membership:
  2. Missed ? conference materials are now available online:
  1. Community Colleges Point Toward New Directions in Digital Innovation:
  1. What are your thoughts on ? Here are 10 Faculty Perceptions of these tools via
  1. 6 Ed Tech Blogs You Should Be Reading
  1. A conversation with MJ Bishop the director of the Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation
  1. Dept. of Ed urges renewal for controversial accreditor
  1. A new IES blog looks at how U.S. students compare to their international peers in math & science:
  1. Interesting profile of Boston College's alternative approach to remedial classes ... https://t.co/kBJieiwGOt ... via Washington Post
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  1. Winter Is Here: investments and M&A dropped significantly in 2016 -e-Literate ... https://t.co/DAGiXxs23n
  1. Ellucian to cut competency-based education platform, Brainstorm (acquired less than two years ago)
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Study challenges cost and price myths of ... https://t.co/DuplE4E5Sa via Inside Higher Education
  1. My Medium article about Ivy League MOOCs received over a million views in just five days. You can read it here:
  1. The British Are Coming! Brings Social Learning to US Universities
  1. These Top Schools Are Offering Big Savings On Master's Degrees, But There's A Catch ... https://t.co/1ETbgFT2xe
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 5

Top Story #1 ... Zuck's manifesto +++++++++++
  1. Zuckerberg just published nearly 6,000 words on Facebook's future — here are the key points ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Recode, TechCrunch, Digital Trends, Engadget, The Verge, Gizmodo, Wired, Bloomberg, MIT Tech Review
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Top Story #2 ... Harvard/M.I.T. win CRISPR lawsuit +++++++++++
  1. Judge rules CRISPR-Cas9 patents belong to Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo, Nature, Washington Post, NY Times, Wired ... and Wired's explanation of CRISPR
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  1. THE AD TECH EXPLAINER: How innovation is changing the digital advertising business
  1. LinkedIn's newest feature lets recruiters find contractors by  ... https://t.co/moWypye0dl ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by LinkedIn
  1. Facebook takes on LinkedIn with new job ads  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, Business Insider
  1. A record-breaking 104 satellites were launched into space by a single rocket last night ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Next Web, TechCrunch
  1. Another gravitational wave detector will help revolutionize astronomy
  1. Google's balloon-powered internet service is 100x closer to becoming a reality
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  1. Toshiba is $6.3 billion in the hole after some terrible business decisions
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Climate change, emissions, solar, etc ...

  1. Solar installations almost doubled in the U.S. last year. ... https://t.co/1aynddTrZW
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FinTech ...

  1. Banks are looking to phones to replace ATM cards. But any new technology brings with it new security holes. ... https://t.co/iGVDKbe8tZ
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The Cloud ...

  1. THE CLOUD COMPUTING REPORT: An introduction to cloud solutions and their use cases
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. Ford invests in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI to build self-driving cars by 2021 ... https://t.co/R61fwfsc6u
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Alum Ben Vigoda talks to about @gamalon_labs, his new spinoff that uses probabilistic programming ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by MIT Tech Review
  1. The opportunities and challenges of AI in health care by
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1. Signal’s newest update introduces video calling and a privacy issue ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Digital Trends, TechCrunch, Wired
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Science and technology policies ... plus "walk backs"

  1. Climate change skeptic Scott Pruitt confirmed as EPA Administrator   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica, Engadget, Gizmodo, Wired, Business Insider, NY Times
D. Hackers ... Dozen - 1
  1. will be screened for free in 14 cities in honor of
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Black students are 1.5x likely as White students to be very interested in CS
  1. The lack of women in tech is actually getting worse, not better
  1. Apple shareholders are demanding more diversity, but the company is fighting back
  1. Young women are pushing older tech companies to stand up to Trump. Two CEOs they’re trying to influence are female. ... https://t.co/GyLFbKCDS8
  1. Inequality in Tech May be Worse Than We Thought
  1. Have you supported a black tech startup today? See who is innovating at
  1. I just published “2016 Review” ... https://t.co/3En2nGBmR9
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. Dr. Jackson was also the first African-American to earn a PHD in from . Read more here:
  1. Two years before his death, became the 2nd African-American and 1st Black Chemist elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
  2. He graduated first in his class from & became the 1st African-American to earn a master's in chemistry from .

  1. African-American inventors who improved the world
  1. WEB Du Bois: retracing his attempt to challenge racism with data ... https://t.co/RqJqhbonEC
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Coding & Coders
  1. The top 10 highest-paying companies for tech jobs today
  1. Yahoo supercharges TensorFlow with Apache Spark by
  1. Google teams up with Kaggle to host $100,000 video classification challenge by
  1. Review: The best frameworks for machine learning & deep learning (Free reg. req.)
  1. Fellow heads, know that , the database, is now open. Don't miss out use it wisely ... https://t.co/kCD3lXFnPo ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Fortune, ZDNet
  1. The impact of the Hour of Code 2016—87.1% of teachers said their students coded for longer than 1 hour! Read more:
  1. The 10 hottest developer jobs of 2017
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen
  1. The Pew Research Center’s Lee Rainie on education in the "Algorithm Age":
  1. .'s : research needs to be done in the open and not in military research labs.
  1. Warning for Silicon Valley startups in the era of "Hyperscale" tech companies by
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Obama’s Lost Army ... This is the untold story of Obama's biggest mistake -- and how it paved the way for Trump ... https://t.co/vcqxtweRW4  ... via New Republic
  1. Internet of Things in the enterprise: The state of play
  1. “The store solves one of the biggest problems with online shopping: discoverability.” ... With Amazon Books, Jeff Bezos is solving digital retail's biggest design flaw ... https://t.co/vUPY4lkuYr
  1. Spies keep sensitive intelligence from Trump, underscoring deep mistrust via
  1. How Trump can save by keeping it grounded
  1. [SLIDE DECK] The retail industry is on the cusp of transformation driven by new technology.
  1. Considering a career in ? Check out 's in-depth review of the Data Analyst Nanodegree program!
F. Chuckles ... 1/12th Dozen

Top Story #3 ... President's press conference ++++++++++++
  1. To repeat: The story is Russia. Not the leaks. Don't be distracted by this.
  1. Keep in mind: is far more angry about leakers than about anything Russia did to interfere with our democracy. ... qhttps://t.co/cKBKarrNvL
  1. may have to give up its sketches soon, especially if keeps giving press conferences. After this, what the hell is satire?
  1. You'll Never Believe What Told Reporter
  1. A full transcript of Trump's press conference, which was technically about Labor nominee Alex Acosta J ... DLL Editor's note ==> Here's the full ABC video ... Enjoy!!! ... :-)
  1. "One of the most effective press conferences I've ever seen!" says Rush Limbaugh. Many agree.Yet FAKE MEDIA calls it differently! Dishonest
  1. The FAKE NEWS media (failing , , , , ) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!
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