Sunday, March 26, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 3/25/17

Last update: Sunday 3/26/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover= FBI investigates Trump team's Russian connections ... Other top stories = Google, Howard U partner to train Black computer science majors ... House Intel Chair Nunes  "explains" data gathering about Trump staff ... Senate votes to repeal broadband privacy rules


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 3/25/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016


Cover Story ... FBI investigates Russian connections ++++++++

  1.  FBI: We're probing ties between Trump team and Russian hackers  ... DLL Editor's note -- The Trump team's Russian connections also covered by NY Times, Ars Technica, Computerworld, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg
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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen + 3 
Top Story #1 ... Google + Howard U ++++++++++++++
  1.  Howard University partners with to launch computer science residency in Silicon Valley  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, Engadget, HBCU Buzz, The Grio, Mashable, Washington Post, Black Enterprise, Recode, Ebony, VentureBeat, CNN, Washington Business Journal, San Francisco Chronicle ... and Howard University ... and Google
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  1.  FAMU DRS announced three online courses being offered through its partnership with and the support of funds! 🐍
  1.  Excited to work with on the Steering Committee to fund more forage projects for pollinators 🐝
  1.   School of Dentistry brings the latest in technology and innovation to dental students
  1.  Morgan State partners with to provide experiential learning opportunities for students: .
  1.  News: State policy leaders collaborate with HBCUs - State Higher Education Executive Officers Association Sever...
  1.  Trump budget protected institutional aid for black colleges but not programs that help black college students ... https://t.co/wmutJ8zO8F ... via Inside Higher Ed
  1.   students volunteered for an initiative that provides communities home energy alternatives.
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 4
  1.  The data are ready! The data are ready! The 2017 Core Data Service institutional almanacs just published:
  1.  ICYMI: Couldn't make it to ? We've gathered our coverage in one convenient location:
  1. Verified account @EdSurge University services, such as IT and data analytics, at UMUC are breaking off to become independent companies. ... https://t.co/Uzv5DR2PaU
  1.  Canadian universities post large gains in international applications ... https://t.co/Rw0PlHlE83 ... via Inside Higher Ed
  1.  Tracking Key Issues in Teaching & Learning: What Matters Most in 2017
  1.  Check out PowerStats to analyze various NCES datasets available online:
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1.  Southern New Hampshire University partners with Rethink Education to launch $15M venture fund
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

  1.  Competency-based education remains a niche market for software vendors
  1.  Scaling competency-based education techniques still proving challenging for traditional . ... https://t.co/IziWxbstW6
  1.  In Praise of College for America: An Anniversary Love Letter cc:
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  Free online content is a vexed issue. Post investigation decided to remove public content:
  1.  The Best Data Visualization Courses for Data Science — Class Central Career Guides ... https://t.co/Y8YW89lzJB
  1.  The truth about and : Their biggest benefit isn't creating more coders via
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... 2 * Dozen
  1.  NASA's origami robots could be used to explore the parts of Mars a full-sized rover can't reach:  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NASA


    NASA PUFFER robots

    They could be used to explore the parts of Mars a full-sized rover can't reach. Follow @Engadget for more.
  1.  Intel believes its new kind of computer memory will fundamentally change the way the world builds computers ... https://t.co/iSLBQzCtKV
  1.  NASA’s super accurate atomic clock gives new meaning to the term “space time”
  1.  Every new product announced this week: iPad, red iPhone 7, Apple Watch bands, and more ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, NY Times, Wired, Engadget
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  1.  Facebook announced a surprising partnership with Amazon
  1.  India's outsourcers adjust strategy ahead of Trump's visa changes
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FinTech, block chain ...

  1.  "The blockchain represents nothing less than the second generation of the Internet."
  1.  Alibaba and AusPost team up to tackle food fraud with blockchain
  1.  Post-Bitcoin technology has geeks, giants, and hackers excited
  1.  Goldman is building a robo-adviser to give investment advice to the masses
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Self-driving vehicles ...

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Virtual/augmented/mixed reality ...

  1.  Apple’s next big thing? Augmented reality
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  Northeastern is testing NASA’s Valkyrie robot which will help lay the groundwork for Mars settlements

  1.  This machine absolutely crushed the human record for solving a Rubik's Cube ...

    Machine solved Rubik's Cube

    The human record for solving a Rubik's Cube was 4.737 seconds. This machine solved it in under 1.
  1.  An unexpected use of : algorithm predicts if defendants are flight risks better than real judges ... https://t.co/kNc043sb9q
  1.  AI is already driving the future of connected cars by
  1.  These chatbots are so realistic it's honestly a little frightening. ... https://t.co/RkHrcKJjZc
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...


Top Story #2 ... Nunes "explains" +++++++++++
  1.  Nunes’s unproven claim of data-gathering on Trump angers others on House Intelligence Committee ... https://t.co/VIlt1bdhWd ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Politico, Bloomberg, Business Insider, NY Times
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Top Story #3 ... Senate repeals privacy rules ++++++++++++
  1.  Senate votes to repeal broadband privacy rules   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wired, Recode, Washington Post, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Fast Company

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  1.  AT&T, Verizon join companies pulling ads from Google and YouTube    ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode
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Policies ... Science, tech, and other ...

  1.  ‘Dig once’ legislation would add fiber internet to existing highway projects ... https://t.co/tfWNLXn7s0
  1.  GOP disaster: 'Trumpcare’ vote pulled despite ultimatum     ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, CNN, Washington Post
D. Hackers ... Half-Dozen + 2
  1.  Blue1647 team launches its own crowdfunding portal, BlueFund Rewards
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  Felecia Hatcher speaking on and BlackTechMiami BlackTech Week at ... https://t.co/U2ooyt26pk
  1.  . and Form a Potent Partnership to Increase the Number of African Americans in Engineering
  1.  New survey finds tech workers think their industry is diverse. Data shows otherwise. discuss
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Coding & Coders
  1.  O-M-G, Google Releases Android O Developer Preview:
  1.  Apple has acquired Workflow, a powerful automation tool for iPad and iPhone by   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, The Verge, Business Insider


E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 5
  1.  Let’s end the war between online & on-campus instruction (essay)
  1.  The U.S. has failed to adapt to modern cyberwar. https://t.co/RbrX0c44dx
  1.  Economists have valuable insights, but we should be listening to sociologists, too.
  1.  3 for-profits have turned to competency-based completion model. Is it time for traditional to do the same? ... https://t.co/eSHvvKtECV
  1.  ePortfolios Based on Competency Models: Connecting Academia to the Workplace and Back cc:
  1.  Fibonacci and the Golden Ratio: Divine Geometry? (Partner content via )
  1.  Online Learning: The New Strategic Imperative cc:
  1.  Envisioning the Future: An Interview with President & CEO John O’Brien |
  1.  4 expert strategies for designing an via
  1.  5 Ways to Combat Loneliness and Isolation in via ... https://t.co/YIhDPSVW65
  1.   The Mobileye acquisition is proof that AI needs guidelines by
  1.  'This is a bizarre situation:' McCain says Congress no longer has 'credibility' to conduct Trump-Russia probe alone ... https://t.co/VpXO1CjrmI
  1.  Our president is a liar, and we need to find out how serious his latest lies are
  1.  Excellent analysis here. Trump’s Choice on Obamacare: Sabotage or Co-opt? via
  1.  Birth of the Biggest Lie ... https://t.co/XYbA7p89vm ... via Charles Blow/NY Times
  1.  The media have finally figured out how to cover Trump's lies — via
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. A universal basic income could add as much as $2 trillion in annual expenses to the U.S. budget. ... https://t.co/ExyXRMdvoM
  1.  Did Uber steal the driverless future from Google?
  1.  Executive's guide to implementing blockchain technology
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F. Chuckles ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1.  ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!
  1.  President Donald Trump Lies on Repealing & Replacing Obamacare. via
  1.  Trump not prepared to withdraw wiretapping accusations after rebuke from FBI, NSA directors
  1.  Sean Spicer: The person who managed Trump's campaign had a 'very limited role' in it
  1.  'Sesame Street' has been mocking Trump since 1988 — here are some of the best moments

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