Sunday, September 23, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 9/22/18

Last update: Sunday 9/23/18 @ 12:30 pm

This week's cover = Amazon new product announcements ... Other top stories = Google launches Tech Exchange program with HBCUs to increase #DiversityInTech ... UPenn offers first Ivy League online bachelors degree 






The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how leaders in Black higher education at HBCUs and other colleges and universities are promoting the skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in #EdTech and the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 9/22/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Sunday, September 16, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 9/15/18

Last update: Sunday 9/16/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Apple's new product announcements ... Other top stories = Google's new search engine finds datasets ... President Trump claims bigly-er data science expertise than public health researchers in estimating the deaths caused by Hurricane Maria 

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how leaders in Black higher education at HBCUs and other colleges and universities are promoting the skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in #EdTech and the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 9/15/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016


Sunday, September 09, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 9/8/18

Last update: Sunday 9/9/18 @ 12:30 pm

This week's cover = Amazon market value hits $1 trillion ... Other top stories = IBM collaborates with NY Police Dept to AI that can search for faces by race ... Google develops search engine for datasets 



The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how leaders in Black higher education at HBCUs and other colleges and universities are promoting the skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in #EdTech and the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 9/8/18



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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016


Sunday, September 02, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 9/1/18

Last update: Sunday 9/2/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = U.S. Justice Department supports lawsuit against Harvard's #AffirmativeAction policies ... Other top stories = Toyota invests $500 million in Uber for self-driving technology ... Google buys Master card sales data ... California passes nation's strongest net neutrality law

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how leaders in Black higher education at HBCUs and other colleges and universities are promoting the skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in #EdTech and the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 9/1/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Sunday, August 26, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 8/25/18

Last update: Sunday 8/26/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, & Google thwart Russian & Iranian hackers ... Week's other top (bad) hackers = Verizon hacks firefighters ... Democratic Party hacks itself ... Cyber thugs hack 2 million T-Mobile accounts

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how leaders in Black higher education at HBCUs and other colleges and universities are promoting the skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in #EdTech and the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 8/25/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016


Friday, August 24, 2018

Tutorials 2018

Last update: Friday 8/24/18
DLL Editor's note -- The links on this page are to memorable articles that provide introductory tutorials about technologies of increasing importance. The links will only remain on this page until one year after the original publication date for the linked tutorial. Readers' suggestions (via "comments") for other recent tutorials will be greatly appreciated. 





Sunday, August 19, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 8/18/18

Last update: Sunday 8/19/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Facebook fights fed demand for Messenger 'wiretap' on MS-13 ... Other top stories = Andreessen Horowitz plans venture capital fund for Black celebrity investors to support tech diversity ... Google releases searchable political ads database ... Google's secret China project enrages its staff 

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how leaders in Black higher education at HBCUs and other colleges and universities are promoting the skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in #EdTech and the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 8/18/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016


Sunday, August 12, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 8/11/18

Last update: Sunday 8/12/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = IBM not curing cancer with Watson AI ... Other top stories = Georgia Tech offers $10k online masters in cybersecurity ... NASA launches Parker Solar Probe to explore the sun ... Apple worth $1 trillion!!!

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how leaders in Black higher education at HBCUs and other colleges and universities are promoting the skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in #EdTech and the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 8/11/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016


Sunday, July 22, 2018

Another "must-take" online course

Last update: Sunday 7/22/18
DLL Editor's note -- Regular readers of this blog know that from time to time I celebrate the excellence of some of the online courses that I myself have taken. The bizarre graphic on the left side of this intro appears in the opening frames of the 50 plus lecture videos in Professor Robert Ghrist's "Calculus: Single Variable" course (University of Pennsylvania via Coursera).

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Confessions of an online course completer

Last update: Saturday 7/21/18

DLL Editor's note -- I am an online course (a/k/a MOOC) completer, one of the nerdy five percent. Better still, I am also a compulsive completer of multi-course certificate programs, one of the super nerdy one percent; but I wasn't always this way.



Sunday, July 08, 2018

No TECH Updates or TECH Dozens magazine until August 2018

DLL Editor's note -- Summertime is usually slow news for colleges and universities, providers of #EdTech, info tech companies, hackers, and #DiversityInTech activists, but this summer seems to be a bit slower than usual. Therefore the DLL will suspend publication of its midweek "Tech Update" and its weekend "TECH Dozens" magazine until  Sunday 8/12/18. I apologize for any inconvenience this suspension will cause for any of our readers.

Roy L Beasley, PhD
DLL Editor

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P.S. I intend to use my time off as follows:

Sunday, July 01, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 6/30/18

Last update: Sunday 7/1/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = California's comprehensive privacy law ... Other top stories = Apple & Samsung  end their "Seven Years War" over patents ... Amazon buys PillPack ... Orlando ends pilot tests of Amazon's facial ReKognition program

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other  organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 6/30/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Affirmative action at America's top tier private colleges and universities ... updated 9/2/18

Last update: Sunday 9/2/18
The advocates for Asian applicants who are currently challenging Harvard University's admissions policies would surely concede that all of the freshmen admitted in a particular year to a top tier university should be Ethiopian or Polish or Peloponnesian Greek if Ethiopians, Poles, or Peloponnesian Greeks were the most qualified applicants that year.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 6/23/18

Last update: Sunday 6/24/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Supreme Court rules in favor of cell phone privacy ... Other top stories = Harvard University's alleged bias against Asian American applicants ... Supreme Court allows states to collect sales tax from online and out-of-state retailers ... Disney outbids Comcast to buy Fox

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other  organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 6/23/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

No more "MOOCs"

Last update: Monday 8/20/18
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet ..."  

With all due respect to the Bard, what something is called sometimes matters a great deal. I suggest that the word "MOOC" had a clear meaning back in 2011 when it was an acronym for a "massive, open, online course" ... but not anymore. 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 6/16/18

Last update: Sunday 6/17/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Federal judge approves merger of AT&T and Time Warner ... Other top stories = Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) provide stronger upward mobility ... Antarctic ice loss triples in last decade ... Google's latest undiversity report

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other  organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 6/16/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Sunday, June 10, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 6/9/18

Last update: Sunday 6/10/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Harvard affiliate develops low cost method for removing CO2 from atmosphere ... Other top stories = Microsoft buys GitHub ... IBM/Nvidia make world's fastest supercomputer ... Honey bees understand zero

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other  organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 6/9/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

#EdTechBiz -- Microsoft should acquire DataCamp

Last update: Wednesday 6/6/28
Now that Microsoft has gobbled up GitHub, who's next? In a recent op-ed published on Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim suggested that Microsoft should acquire Coursera. While I can understand why an academic would make such a recommendation, I don't think Coursera lies within Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's laser focus on the cloud and artificial intelligence (AI). 

Sunday, June 03, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 6/2/18

Last update: Sunday 6/3/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Mary Meeker's 2018 Internet trends slide deck ... Other top stories = Google won't renew AI contract with U.S. Dept. of Defense ... Microsoft  in talks to buy GitHub ... Hurricane Maria's death toll 70 times higher than Trump's official estimate


The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other  organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 6/2/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Applying data science to Black achievements in higher ed

Last update: Thursday 31 May 2018
From time to time the denial of the achievements of Black Americans in higher education becomes so pervasive as to almost make me believe in "conspiracies." Given my personal history, I am particularly concerned by the recent "conspiracy" that denies the existence of hundreds of thousands of Black Americans like me who obtained higher ed degrees in STEM fields because the "pipelines" that would have enabled our existence haven't been created yet, according to the "conspirators". This kind of racist nonsense isn't new, but its persistence in a world wherein the most arcane facts are accessible to anyone who has access to the Internet is baffling. Herbert A. Simon, one of the great pioneers of our Information Age, anticipated the roots of this paradox.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 5/26/18

Last update: Sunday 5/27/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Europe's GDPR (general data privacy regulation) rules the Internet (in Europe) ... Other top stories = Amazon's controversial face recognition service... Federal judge bars Trump from blocking his critics on Twitter ... Millions of routers infected with state-sponsored malware

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other  organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 5/26/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Sunday, May 20, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 5/19/18

Last update: Sunday 5/20/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = U.S. Senate votes to keep net neutrality ... Other top stories = Apple considers new campus in North Carolina ... Cambridge Analytica suppressed Black votes ... Trump wants to use Postal Service to punish Amazon


The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other  organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 5/19/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Sunday, May 13, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 5/12/18

Last update: Sunday 5/13/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Google's Duplex exciting/scary AI assistant mimics chatty human conversation ... Other top stories = Apple & Goldman Sachs partner to develop credit card  ... Virtual assistants can hear instructions inaudible to humans ... Google & Microsoft 2018 developer conferences

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other  organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 5/12/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016