Sunday, May 28, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 5/27/17

Last update: Sunday 5/28/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover =  Google's AlphaGo, having vanquished all worthy human contenders, retires from competition ... Other top stories = Zuckerberg's Harvard commencement address

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 5/27/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... AlphaGo retires ++++++++++++ 

  1.  After a third win in China, the AlphaGo team is being disbanded to focus on the rest of AI’s future ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, TechCrunch, The VergeDirect message
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A. HBCUS ... Dozen 

... DLL Editor's note -- This is commencement season for HBCUs, so their current news is mostly about graduation ceremonies and celebrations ... HBCU announcements about their STEM achievements will pick up next month ... :-)

B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 5

Top Story #1 ... Zuckerberg at Harvard ++++++++++++++
  1.  Zuckerberg tells Harvard we need a new social contract of equal opportunity by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Mashable, Business Insider, Bloomberg, Washington Post, NY Times
  1.  Harvard's student newspaper confirms it was hacked to troll Mark Zuckerberg ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Recode, Washington Post, The Verge
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  1.  How to use Predictive models to improve student in courses ...
  1.  Quick Guide to ECAR Research – which is now included in EDUCAUSE membership!
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  1.  Barnes & Noble Education makes its mark in the predictive analytics market

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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

  1.  How six colleges that are leaders in adult education calculate & capture alternative learning credits ... message
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...

  1.  University discovers how to bring expensive on-campus resources to via ...
  1.  Udacity Connect & Connect Intensive is now in 14 cities across 9 countries!
  1.  Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in June 2017 — Class Central ...
  1.  The future of online learning - fee for service? ...
  1.  Behind the scenes: read about what it took to create one of the most popular courses of all time
  1.  Super excited to discover & recognize more success stories! Apply for OLC's by 6/30!
  1.  First-ever winners of MITx Prize for Teaching and Learning in MOOCs announced
  1.  Reports finds rising competition in online education market ... via Inside Higher Ed ==>
  1.  Congrats to these outstanding individuals & institutions! IMS Global Learning Consortium '17 Awards:
  1.  A comparison of five free platforms for

  1.  Infographic: leaders & students see the value of
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 4
  1.  New analyses of Jupiter's atmosphere is totally upending what scientists thought they knew about the gas giant ...
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  1.  Stanford’s MBA grads consistently out-earn their peers—by a lot
  1.  Apple becomes the first U.S. company to cross $800 billion valuation
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...

  1.  Toyota Wants to Store Driving Data in :
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Internet of Things, the Cloud ...

  1.  Microsoft wants to use DNA for cloud data storage.
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

  1.  In case you missed it, here's a roundup of security news that deserves your attention ...

  1.  Fresh wave of mutating Qakbot malware brings down enterprise networks
  1.  UN investigators looking into North Korean sanctions are hit by 'sustained' cyber attack

  1.  Cyber-security: The exploits of bug hunters ==> via
  1.  Artificial intelligence: Why AI researchers like video games ==> via

  1.  Cloak & Dagger is a newly-discovered Android exploit that lets hackers hide malicious activity
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Science and technology policies 

  1.  “It’s gotten to the point that most meteorologists are just discounting the American [weather] models." ...
  1.  People who were impersonated by anti-net neutrality spammers blast FCC by

  1.  Tech giants sweat as China prepares to implement tough cybersecurity laws. reports
D. Hackers ... Dozen
  1.  Congratulations to our Tech Diva for your 2017 Award!!! We are so proud of you and your accomplishments
  1.  A glimpse in our CivicBlue Data Class in session. We'll be getting into R programming.
  1.  🎥🎞View our 24hr. Brooklyn Hackathon ==> video
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  Apple gets more serious about diversity with new VP role
  1.  New Program Molds HBCU Students into Tech Investors

  1.  Study: Tech Workforce’s Lack of Diversity Goes Deeper than Pipeline: via
  1.  Take time to make a difference in someones life & become a at the on 6/2-4 sign up here
  1.  Kauffman Foundation Awards $4.3 Million in Grants to Organizations that Support Women and Minority Entrepreneurs
  1.  Kapor Center for Social Impact wins the Social Impact Award at the 10th Annual ...
  1.  Serena Williams accepts a new challenge: Diversity in Silicon Valley ...
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1.  Interview with Emile Cambry, Jr of BLUE1647
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen - 1
  1.  On this day 22 years ago, wrote his legendary “Internet Tidal Wave” memo
  1.  Cyber-crime: WannaCry should make people treat cyber-crime seriously ==> via

  1.  The FCC’s proposal to kill net neutrality is now out — here’s how to comment
  1.  This is 's last column: The Disappearing Computer ...

  1.  China is on the cusp of its own 'American Dream'

  1.  The College of the Future: Organizational Characteristics via
  1.   Pioneer David Wiley Predicts All CCs Will Dump Traditional Textbooks By 2024 ...
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  Quantum computing -- Here, there and everywhere | The Economist
  1.  Thousands of Veterans Want to Learn to Code — But Can’t- thoughts on using the GI Bill or code schools? ...
  1.  If Edtech Efficacy Research Ignores Implementation, How Does It Help Improve Education?
  1.  whole idea that is anti-work is wrong. Major cash transfer programs haven't resulted in less working: ...
F. Chuckles ... Dozen - 2
  1. Verified account @businessinsider Trump reportedly considering a 'war room' to hit back at the escalating Russia controversy
  1.  Executive Orders Establishing Trump As The Legitimate President
  1.  Paul Ryan Sets Google News Alert for the Moment When Trump Becomes Unpopular Enough to Betray via
  1.   Nation Favors Travel Ban on Person Who Has Recently Visited Muslim Country ==> via
  1.  TRUMP in September 2016: "The mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?"

  1.  Ben Carson calls poverty a 'state of mind'
  1.  Trump team's go-to vetting process was 'a quick Google search'
  1.  'The Onion' Reveals Sean Spicer's Descent Into Madness
  1.  Executive Order Calling For Reanimation Of Osama Bin Laden's Body
  1.  When push came to shove ==> ... :-)
... and ICYMI John Oliver previous week's comments ... 

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