Monday, January 29, 2018

Six features to look for in job-oriented MOOCs ... (4)

Last update: Monday 1/29/18
In August 2017, I posted a discussion of job-oriented MOOCs on this blog that provided lots of data about some U.S. providers. The following note provides guidelines and recommendations based on that data and on my personal experience in passing almost 50 job-oriented MOOCs in the last three years. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 1/27/2018

Last update: Sunday 1/28/18 @ 6:30 pm
This week's cover = Chinese scientists produce world's first monkey clones ... Other top stories = SpaceX successful test fire of Falcon Heavy rocket... Trump taxes solar energy imports... New York & Montana fight end of net neutrality


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 1/27/18


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

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Another "Masters" in Data Science via MOOCs ... (3)

Last update: February 2/25/18
Two years ago David Venturi posted a widely read description of the path he followed to obtain a self-designed "Masters" degree in data science via MOOCs, i.e., a free education that was equivalent in scope and quality to what he would have received had he completed a Masters degree program from one of the nation's leading universities.  You can read his account here ==> MY DATA SCIENCE MASTER'S. The following note describes the "Masters" in data science that I designed for myself, a program that I will complete within the next five or six months.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Directory of Academic Degrees & Certificate Programs in Data Science ... preliminary draft ... (2)

Last update: Sunday 3/11/18
DLL Editor's note -- Data Science is a rapidly growing profession with strong academic roots. But most current practitioners do not have academic certificates or degrees in data science. This demographic is likely to undergo a substantial redistribution as more universities offer certificates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in this field.

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 1/20/18

Last update: Sunday 1/21/18 @ 6:30 pm
This week's cover = Trump signs warrantless surveillance bill into law ... Other top stories = Apple will use new tax cuts to pay $38 billion tax, bring $250 billion cash back to U.S., invest $350 billion in development, create 20,000 new jobs, pay employees $2500 bonuses, build new U.S. campus... Twitter alerts users about Russian fake news during 2016 election ... 22 States' Attorneys General sue to block rollback of net neutrality

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 1/20/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Friday, January 19, 2018

MOOCs, Data Science, and me ... (1)

Last update: Friday 26 January 2018

This post is a personal note from the DLL Editor, a belated follow-up to previous posts that have marked his progress via MOOCs towards becoming a data scientist ... :-)

Readers can offer me their congratulations and/or condolences on my completion of another online Data Science certificate program -- this one from DataCamp (23 short courses); my first online DS certificate was from Johns Hopkins U via Coursera (9 courses plus a capstone course). 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Remembering the wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 2018


DLL Editor's note -- Every year on his birthday I post a video of Dr. King's "I have dream" speech and a copy of his "Letter from a Birmingham jail" on this blog because Dr. King's mastery of the written and spoken word enabled him to share his wisdom in a manner that made his sharing one of the unforgettable experiences of our lives. Unfortunately in 2018, January also marks the beginning of the second year in the reign of a blatantly racist president who hijacked the dreams of millions of poor and working class White Americans. 


Sunday, January 14, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 1/13/18

Last update: Sunday 1/14/18 @ 6:30 pm
This week's cover = Facebook will publish more friends, less news ... Other top stories = California's Governor Jerry Brown proposes a fully online community college ... Hawaii's false alarm incoming missile alert ... James Damore, former Google engineer, sues Google for discriminating against white male conservatives 

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 1/13/18



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Sunday, January 07, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 1/6/18

Last update: Sunday 1/7/18 @ 6:30 pm
This week's cover = Big Tech bans together to fight for net neutrality ... Other top stories = Twitter explains why it won't ban Trump and other world leaders ... Most of the world's chips from Intel and others have major security flaws

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 1/6/18


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

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