Sunday, June 11, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 6/10/17

Last update: Sunday 6/11/17 @ 3:30 pm

This week's cover = Apple's  WWDC17 developers' conference ... Other top stories = Comey's prepared remarks and testimony ... Amazon's 50% discounts for poor people ... Supreme Court to rule on need for warrants for cellphone locations

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 6/10/17

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

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

TECH Dozens 2016

Cover Story ... Apple's WWDC 17 ++++++++++ 

  1.  Watch a supercut of the biggest announcements from Apple  ... DLL Editor's note -- Overviews of WWDC also provided by New York Times, Wired, ZDNet, The Verge, Engadget, TNW, VentureBeat, Gizmodo, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Business Insider
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A. HBCUS ... Dozen 

... DLL Editor's note -- Commencement season is ending for HBCUs ... TECH Dozens will resume publication of HBCU announcements  next week ... :-)

B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 1
  1.  Analysis finds significant drop in humanities majors,gains in liberal arts degrees at ... message
  1.  .: Harvard Rescinds Admissions Offers Over Facebook Posts: Report
  1.  Data show small improvements in of course materials ...
  1.  News: California gets an F for college completion
  1.  Congress Seeks to Establish New Student Data System with College Transparency Act -via
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1.  Coursera announces $64M in funding to support effort to sell its course library to businesses. ...
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...

  1.  Real Life Learning: An Up Close Look at Competency-Based Education:
  1.  Why There’s Little Consistency in Defining Competency-Based Education:
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Verified account @insidehighered Trial and Error: Teaching learners to be online students
  1.  Student Feedback on Quality Matters Standards for Online Course Design:
  1.  Notre Dame to offer its first online master’s degree program
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ... Dozen + 5

Top Story #1 ... Comey's testimony ++++++++++++++
  1.  Here's everything you need to know about James Comey's Senate testimony tomorrow ... DLL Editor's note - Comey's remarks plus summaries also published by NY Times, Washington Post Fast Company, Gizmodo, Recode, Economist, Atlantic, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal
  1.  Here's a rundown of all the major moments in Comey's testimony today ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Business Insider ... full transcript by Washington Post
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  1.  NASA adds 12 new astronauts to its active flight corps  ... DLL Editor's note - This story also covered by Engadget, GeekWire
  1.  The U.S. ranks 10th in the world for internet speed, far behind No. 1 South Korea.
  1.  Does Trump's Twitter Blocking Violate the First Amendment? ... DLL Editor's note - This story also covered by NY Times, Gizmodo, The Verge, Wired
  1.  Woohoo! 's recycled Dragon spacecraft reaches the ISS   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Engadget,
  1.  The U.S. doesn’t even make the top 25 when it comes to mobile connection speeds ...

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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

Top Story #2 ... Amazon's discounts +++++++++
  1.  Now that's a way to boost membership: gives people on government assistance almost 50% off Prime subs. ... ... DLL Editor's note - This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, PCMag, TheNextWeb
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  1.  . made a concerted decision to acquire companies that create machines that move like humans and animals. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, ZDNet, Business Insider, Recode
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Climate change, emissions, solar, etc ...

  1.  The UK generated more energy from renewables than gas and coal for the first time ever. ...
  1.  Self-driving cars to prove their mettle on an Ohio highway
  1.  Silicon Valley has explaining to do on self-driving cars, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1.  IBM turns to artificial intelligence to solve poverty, hunger, and illiteracy
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #3 ... Warrants for cellphones ++++++++++++
  1.  U.S. Supreme Court to rule on whether police should require warrants to obtain cellphone location data on suspects: ... DLL Editor's note - This story also covered by MIT Tech Review, NY Times, Washington Post, The Verge, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider
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  1.  Russian hackers attacked a voting software company, election officials right before Election Day says report ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, The Verge, Business Insider, NY Times

  1.  US intelligence chiefs want controversial spying law, set to expire, to be permanent  ... DLL Editor's note - This story also covered by Engadget
  1.  Ponzi Scheme Meets Ransomware for a Doubly Malicious Attack ...via NY Times ==>
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Science and technology policies 

  1.  Trump wants to modernize air travel by turning over control to the big airlines  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, NY Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Bloomberg
D. Hackers ... Dozen - 2
  1.  We were proud to host 's inaugural event with on Tuesday! Check it out ...
  1.  Another wonderful event kicking off . True celebration of and
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1.  Shareholders of Google's parent company squash plan to disclose its gender pay data via Washington Post ==>
  1.  Can cities hack diversity? looks at the tech-based economy Pittsburgh is trying to cultivate: ...
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1.  Meet Jessica Watkins, one of our 12 ! She's a postdoctoral fellow at . Learn more about her:
  1.  Apple marketing executive Bozoma Saint John is joining Uber as its chief brand officer (via ) ... DLL Editor's note - This story also covered by Blavity
  1.  Meet — the woman behind Black Tech Nation in Pittsburgh
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Coding & Coders
  1.  Trilogy Education Raises $30M to Give Universities Bootcamp in Skills-Based Training:
  1.  oogle’s Kaggle now has 1 million developers signed up for AI competitions by
  1.  What's the Go language really good for?... via Computerworld ==> via
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen + 3
  1.  OER Researchers Don’t Disaggregate Data on Diverse Students. Here’s Why They Should
  1.  Before Silicon Valley, New Jersey Reigned As Nation's Center Of Innovation ...
  1.  Michelle Obama urges not to let fear 'consume us' at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference
  1.  What LinkedIn is learning about learning since it bought two years ago. ...
  1.  Apple Needs to Reinvent Itself. It Just Might Be Doing So. ... via NY Times ==>
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1.  Apple CEO Tim Cook warned grads at MIT that “technology alone isn’t the solution.” ...
  1.  Apple Park is an anachronism wrapped in glass, tucked into a neighborhood. ...
  1.  Apple announced the future this week, and you probably didn't even notice ... via Business Insider ==>
  1.  Big tech companies haven't been entirely honest about how they use H-1B visas
  1.  Why the fight to break Nazi encryption still matters today
  1.  Our June issue is out! Great stories on virtual reality, lecture capture tips, research computing and more:
  1.  Economics and policy in the Age of Trump - VoxEU ... collection of 18 essays by leading economists ...
F. Chuckles ... Dozen
  1.  Watch Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home gang up on Apple’s HomePod in this all-too-real Colbert skit ...
  1.  “Veep” writers cut several jokes that, because of unforeseen real-life vulgarity, veered too close to the familiar:
  1.  That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain DANGEROUS countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people!
  1.  In any event we are EXTREME VETTING people coming into the U.S. in order to help keep our country safe. The courts are slow and political!
  2.  The Justice Dept. should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court - & seek much tougher version!
  3.  The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.
  4.  People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!
  1.  Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, June 6th ==> via ... "Has your client considered a tweet ban?"
  1.  Trump Asks Entire Senate To Clear Out Of Chamber So He Can Speak To Comey Alone
  1.  Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication...and WOW, Comey is a leaker!
  1.  The FAKE MSM is working so hard trying to get me not to use Social Media. They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out.

... ICYMI comments from John Oliver

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