Sunday, April 23, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 4/22/17

Last update: Sunday 4/23/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover =  March for Science on Earth Day, national/global celebrations ... Other top stories = Facebook's  F8 announcements -- augmented/virtual reality, Messenger, etc ... Facebook's neural interface, a/k/a typing with your brain ... Trump's H1-B visa executive order



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 4/22/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016


Cover Story ... March for Science ++++++++++ 

  1.  The March for Science has spread from pole-to-pole ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Inside Higher Ed, The Atlantic, Space.com, Wall Street Journal, CNN ... with "favorite signs" by Business Insider, Politico, CNN, The Verge
  1.  The in DC has begun! Follow along on our live blog
  1.  Activists on Boston Common hold a sign alerting people to the opiod epidemic at the . Live Blog:
  1.  Dr. Who joins the March For Science in London
  1.  If you didn't march today, don't worry, you're part of the control group!
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A. HBCUS ... Quarter-Dozen 
  1.  : Former VP to give Morgan State’s spring commencement address -
  1.  Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, to deliver the 2017 Spelman Commencement address.
  1.  Alabama A&M University held its 11th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Day on...
B. Ed Tech ... Dozen - 2
  1.  Tech Is Dominating Efforts To Educate Syrian Refugees ... https://t.co/pLOR7GsT5g
  1.  Tech Is Dominating Efforts To Educate Syrian Refugees ... https://t.co/pLOR7GsT5g
  1.  Most Innovative Digital Recognized in Annual Survey from
  1.  Follett to Integrate Lumen Learning Courseware
  1.  Penn State and Educause Debut Mentoring Program for Instructional Designers:
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1.  9 Legit Master's Degrees You Can Now Earn Completely Online — Class Central ... https://t.co/6Y1ZFv4F5Q
  1.  Infographic: How much do you know about who pursue ?
  1.  My latest column for got just published: MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now? ... https://t.co/fiIgwlCn0E
  1.  From the latest Inside Digital Learning -- new online programs:
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 5

Top Story #1 ... Facebook's F8 +++++++++++
  1.  Here are all the new products Facebook announced at F8 ... DLL Editor's note -- Overviews/summaries of F8 also provided by TechCrunch, Engadget, Mashable, CNET, The Verge, ZDNet
  1.  Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg just laid out his strategy for augmented reality ... DLL Editor's note -- Facebook's social augmented/virtual reality announcements also covered by Engadget, Wired, TechCrunch, Digital Trends, Mashable, Gizmodo, MIT Tech Review, NY Times, CNET
  1.  The Facebook Messenger platform, one year later  ... DLL Editor's note -- Facebook's Messenger announcements also covered by TechCrunch, Bloomberg, VentureBeat, Wired, Engadget
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  1.  SpaceX’s second Hyperloop pod competition will focus on top speed
  1.  Google reportedly planning built-in ad-blocking feature for Chrome  ... DLL Editor'a note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica, TechCrunch, Business Insider
  1.  Usually, nobody remembers the engineers who took men to the moon, and brought them back. They were just that good. ... https://t.co/Sq2Zl0fu4d
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1.  IBM’s revenue fell short of analysts’ projections, marking a 20th consecutive quarterly decline  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal
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Climate change, emissions, solar, etc ...

  1.  This zero-emissions train in Germany should begin operating commercially in 2018
    Alstom's hydrogen train

    Alstom developed the Coradia iLint, a hydrogen train that has zero emissions besides water and steam. It should begin some commercial operations in 2018.
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...

  1.  That's a wrap on —for the latest news from the event, please visit:
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1.  Portland opens its streets to self-driving cars
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...

Top Story #2 ... Facebook's neural interface
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  1.  Facebook is working on a way to let you type with your brain .. DLL Editor'a note -- This story also covered by Mashable, Fast Company, ZDNet, Engadget, Business Insider, TechCrunch, PCMag, CNET, Recode, MIT Tech Review, VentureBeat
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  1.  Elon Musk expects to have a brain-machine interface in four years ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch
  1.  IBM uses deep learning to better detect a leading cause of blindness by
  1.  Machine intelligence is the future of monetization for Facebook
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Statistical learning, data science, big data, etc

  1.  Steve Ballmer’s new project: find out how the government spends your money  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet
  1.  The Past, Present and Future of Big Data in Higher Ed
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1.  Justice Dept. may bring criminal charges against WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange ... DLL Editor'a note -- This story also covered by The Verge, Washington Post
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Science and technology policies 


Top Story #3 ... Trump's H-1B visa order ++++++++++
  1. Verified account @verge Trump signs executive order reviewing H1-B visa program  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, Wired, NY Times, Vox ... and The White House
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  1.  How Trump’s ‘Hire American’ order may affect tech workers ... https://t.co/fp8fo6e8MZ
D. Hackers ... Dozen -2

Anita Hill and Ellen Pay ...
  1.  Women warriors speaking out about sexual harassment. Thank you @KaporCenterfor continuing to speak truth to power.
  1.  "Who knows someone that has experienced harassment in the workplace?" Nearly *everyone* raised their hands.
  1.  "It has to be the CEO who says, 'This is not acceptable.'"-
  1.  Brilliant conversation tonight at . We have such a long way to go, but they've pushed us forward.
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Black Tech Week ...

  1.  🔑Key Lesson: BE PATIENT & FOCUSED! Incremental progress vs. huge leaps. ✨! Powered by
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  A 'Hidden Figures' course could be coming to a classroom near you
  1.  Here's a way to do good & . Support the 5,000 kids we serve and see and !

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Coding & Coders
  1.  Udacity is going to help Facebook teach engineers within its Developer Circles by
  1.  Data scientists really love their jobs, survey finds
  1.  At , doctors and developers work on cracking the code for better cancer treatment
  1.  Term 2 of the Nanodegree is here w/ instructors from , , & ... https://t.co/4Br2bE03m2
  1.  Joining Forces With The Disruptors: SNHU’s Partnership With Flatiron School cc:
  1.  Microsoft Data Amp heralds Python in SQL Server 2017, and lots more

E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 1
  1.  Here are 9 WIRED stories you should read on this Earth Day ... https://t.co/ma0zbCSf3s
  1.  There could be an unintended cost to the Science March — via
  1.   promises to transform with high-impact learning experiences. ... https://t.co/MnwSGjEZaH
  1.  Which is better? Campus degree or Online degree ... https://t.co/hpUkyr5856
  1.  Why does Facebook keep winning against rivals like Snapchat? It's because of the network. ... https://t.co/H96NYQaNwR
  1.  Who says your start up has to be in Silicon Valley? ... https://t.co/RbrZLpeWz8
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  Is It O.K. to Tinker With the Environment to Fight Climate Change? via NY Times Magazine ==>
  1.  Should the world risk deploying a tool that may alter the entire climate? ... https://t.co/kgmHrobQXZ
  1.  New York's tuition-free college program sparks debates and defenses via @InsideHigherEd... https://t.co/L85NlCYGfo 
  1.  The H-1B system has been screwing tech workers for decades. Can Trump actually fix it?

  1.  A Theory To Better Understand , And Who Really Benefits via ... https://t.co/iT1Qbx7z04
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F. Chuckles ... Half-Dozen + 1
  1.  In : This video about Donald Trump’s authoritarian tendencies will really hit despot. ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw844qLeNbg

    Fifty Historical Dictator Puns in One Hundred and Twenty Seconds This pun video about Donald Trump’s authoritarian tendencies will really hit despot.
  1.  A cartoon by Paul Noth. See more cartoons on the New Yorker Today app:
  1.   writers are now just speaking directly to Trump
  1.  Trump wants gold-plated carriage ride w/Queen during UK visit: even tho' it's not secure, he wants what Putin got
Earth Day -- an alternative perspective 
  1.  Today on Earth Day, we celebrate our beautiful forests, lakes and land. We stand committed to preserving the natural beauty of our nation.
  1.  I am committed to keeping our air and water clean but always remember that economic growth enhances environmental protection. Jobs matter!
  1.  Trump speaks out on Earth Day as White House continues repealing environmental regulations
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