Sunday, December 09, 2018

Anti-Asian American bias, affirmative action, and cheating at Harvard University

Last update: Sunday 12/9/18
Like other top-tier colleges and universities, Harvard has a high rejection rate. Many apply, but few are admitted. What would unscrupulous high school students do to get into Harvard? ... Would they falsify their applications??? ... Hold that thought.



Saturday, December 08, 2018

All public policy decisions should be based on open source data

Last update: Saturday 12/8/18



DLL Editor's note: Basing public policy decisions on open source data is an old idea. It's been around for a long time, assuming different names from time to time. I am just the latest "visionary" to recognize its necessity.





Sunday, December 02, 2018

Self-imposed limits on Asian American enrollments at highly selective U.S. colleges and universities

Last update: Sunday 12/9/18
In the last decades of the twentieth century, conservatives challenged affirmative action in higher ed by asserting that the admission of Black students to the nation's selective colleges and universities was unrealistic and unfair. It was unrealistic because most Black students weren't smart enough to complete rigorous course loads in a timely manner. It was unfair because the admission of unqualified Black applicants could only be achieved by unfairly rejecting qualified White applicants. 


Sunday, November 11, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 11/10/18

Last update: Sunday 11/11/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Amazon's will split new HQ evenly between two cities ... Other top stories = Apple's new MacBook Air, the best MacBook ever??? ... Gerrymandering's impact on the 2018 elections




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 11/10/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016


Sunday, November 04, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 11/3/18

Last update: Sunday 11/4/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = UC Berkeley establishes new data science division ... Other top stories = Harvard admission trial ends, awaits judge's decision ... IBM buys Linux giant Red Hat  for $33 billion... Apple & Facebook quarterly earnings


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 11/3/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016


Sunday, October 28, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/27/18

Last update: Sunday 10/28/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Quarterlies from Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Microsoft, & Tesla ... Other top stories = Harvard's #AffirmativeAction trial 2nd week ... Microsoft sells AI and other technology to Pentagon ... Trump's iPhone hacked by Russians and Chinese

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 10/27/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016


Sunday, October 21, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/20/18

Last update: Sunday 10/21/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = M.I.T.'s new $1 billion College of Computing ... Other top stories = Harvard's affirmative action lawsuit completes first week in court ... Netflix earnings crush expectations ... DOJ says Russians hacking November U.S elections



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 10/20/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016


Sunday, October 14, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/13/18

Last update: Sunday 10/14/18 @ 12:30 pm



This week's cover = United Nations issues alaming report on global warming ... Other top stories = edX new affordable online masters degrees ... Soyuz rocket failure jeopardizes International Space Station mission  ... Boston Dynamics robot does parkour






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 10/13/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016


Sunday, October 07, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/6/18

Last update: Sunday 10/7/18 @ 12:30 pm



This week's cover = Nobel Prizes in medicine, physics, and chemistry ... Other top stories = Amazon raises its minimum wage to $15/hour ... China hacks big U.S. tech firms

















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 10/6/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Black enrollments at selective U.S. colleges and universities

Last update: Friday 10/12/18
As part of its effort to identify the colleges and universities whose affirmative action policies have been the most successful, this report defines the "Black 6-year 75 Percent 50 Group". The name doesn't exactly roll off the tip of one's tongue, so let's break it down. It designates the accredited U.S. colleges and universities wherein 75 percent of the first-time, full-time Black students who enter in a given year receive bachelors degrees at some point within the next six years; only institutions that graduate at least 50 Black students every six years are included in the group. 

Sunday, September 30, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 9/29/18

Last update: Sunday 9/30/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Musk steps down as TESLA Chairman and pays $20 million fine ... Other top stories = Affirmative Action challenges move forward ... Walmart using blockchain to track lettuce and spinach ... Google AI will learn inside Unity games

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 9/29/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016


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