Sunday, April 16, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 4/15/17

Last update: Sunday 4/16/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = New York State offers free college tuition ... Other top stories = NASA says Saturn's moon may support alien life ... Apple working on diabetes sensors ... Apple obtains California permit for self-driving cars 

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 4/15/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... NY State free college ++++++++++++ 

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A. HBCUS ... Half-Dozen + 3
  1.  . highlighted Professor Brandeis Marshall's research on data science analytics.
  1.  Former NASA Astronaut Joan Higginbotham to Deliver 129th Commencement Address. Read more -->
  1.  WeatherSTEM gives WSSU a new eye in the sky
  1.  'Hidden Figure' Katherine Johnson will give Hampton's Spring Commencement Address
  1.  We are proud to announce that we have 6 Scholars this year! Click here to learn more about their awards!🏆 ...
  1.  Kudos to our student researchers who proudly represented at the Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM. 📷: Colella Digital

  1.  Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will deliver the 2017 Commencement Address at Fisk University. Read more:
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 1
  1.  Re-Engineering the College Transcript via  ...
  1.  This mathematician pioneered the use of big data in academic advising. Since then, deeper questions have emerged. ...
  1.  Instructing instructional designers -- from the latest Inside Digital Learning Newsletter

  1.  The framework by outlines 20 competencies that contribute to success after high school
  1.  . Research launch project to examine how universities and their are changing: ...
  1.  New blog from , straight to you from the research team. Read our first post by : ...
  1.  CalState System Streamlines Adoption for Faculty and Students
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  MOOC Providers now offer/announced ten completely online Masters degrees. Here is a quick over view.
  1.  Inside Digital Learning: 1,200 Reach for Stars / Instructing IDs / Online Enrollments up 11% -- Ap... -
  1.  What do students really think of digital learning? shares his experience on one recent pilot:
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 6

Top Story #1 ... Alien life on Saturn's moon ++++++++++++++
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Top Story #2 ... Apple's diabetes sensors +++++++++++
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  1.  Alphabet's Verily reveals a concept clinical smartwatch you can't buy by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by MIT Tech Review, The Verge, Ars Technica
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1.  Here are the companies that sell the most PCs worldwide
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...

  1.  A bipartisan effort is taking hold to help policymakers get on board with blockchain technology. ...
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Self-driving vehicles ...

Top Story #3 ... Apple's CA permit for self-driving cars ++++++++++
  1.  Apple permitted to test autonomous vehicles on California roads ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, Recode, TechCrunch, Mashable, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, NY Times

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Virtual/augmented/mixed reality ...

  1.  How Do You Lead a Class Full of Students Wearing Virtual Reality Headsets?
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  A Yelp bot will deliver your sushi in San Francisco  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat, PC Mag, Wired
  1.  Google's AlphaGo to Challenge World Champs Again: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1.  Facebook busts up international spam operation  .. DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, CNET
  1.  NSA's arsenal of Windows hacking tools have leaked  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, Mashable
  1.  The complete guide to cookies and all the scary stuff websites install on your computer
  1.  Feds target global botnet after arrest of alleged Russian hacker ...  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Ars Tecnica
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Science and technology policies 

  1.  "It’s time to call out for what it really is." ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Business Insider, Washington Post, NY Times,
D. Hackers ... Dozen
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  Though many tech companies say they pay men and women equally, they don't share the data
  1.  Google releases pay methodology in an attempt to prove no gender gap exists   ... DLL Editor's note -- Google's response to Dept. of Labor report also covered by PC Mag, VentureBeat
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Coding & Coders
  1.  DevOps still suffers from silo effect, survey shows
  1.  What software engineers are making around the world
  1.  Amazon Offers Echo's Voice Recognition Tech to Devs:   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, VentureBeat
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 4
  1.  Jobs vs. AI: What happens when everything is automated?
  1.  Learning as the New Competitive Advantage | From the Bell Tower ...
  1.  Universal basic income could help fix the worst parts of the gig economy

  1.  e-Credentials will do to what e-commerce did to retail:
  1.  With devices increasingly connected by the Internet of things, cities are more vulnerable to hacking. ...
  1.  Want to Break Stereotypes in STEM & Computing? Take a Look at Computer History:
  1.  Twitter's future glory: One of the most valuable data sources in human history
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  More people are using VPN services to protect their privacy online — here's how they work
  1.  How Free Code Camp has attracted 1 million students and harnessed coding education for non-rofits by
  1.  The problem is not that we need a slightly better Facebook, it’s that Facebook is too powerful in the first place. ...
F. Chuckles ... 1/4 Dozen
  1.  A cartoon by Peter C. Vey. See more cartoons with our randomizer:
  1.  TRUMP: The dollar is 'getting too strong' partly because people have confidence in me
  1.  Jobs are returning, illegal immigration is plummeting, law, order and justice are being restored. We are truly making America great again!
  1.  Sean Spicer apologizes for shocking Holocaust remarks: 'Frankly, there is no comparison'  ... DLL Editor's note -- This blunder also covered by Gizmodo, CNN
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