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

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

#EdTech Calendar  ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Facebook friends > news +++++++++
  1. “Facebook is desperate to get into China, and it will never do that unless it censors news — and this is a neat solution to that” .. DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by LA Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Wired, Bloomberg, Recode, Engadget, CNET, The Verge, Fast Company, VentureBeat, The Verge
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A. HBCUs ... 
... DLL Editor's note -- Many HBCUs have been hard hit by early January's unusually cold weather in Eastern and Southern states ...

  1. With the application deadline quickly approaching, read about how the UNCF STEM Scholars Program is enabling Ugoji Nwanaji-Enwerem and others to get their degrees. ... message
B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen + 3
Top Story #1 ... California's online community college +++++++++
  1. Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing $120M to create a fully online community college in California. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by WCET, LA Times, EdSource
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  1. Discover how adopted a lean methodology for content-curation & course development:
  2. Best of 2017: EDUCAUSE Review Articles and Blogs -- See what your peers read the most!
  1. Finding OER remains challenging, but solutions abound
  1. At Harvard, Using Technology To Increase Academic Inclusion ...
  1. Here's our take on the ed tech trends to watch this year:
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Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  1. Has UMUC turned enrollment woes around?... via ==>
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Robots help distance students seamlessly join classrooms at Michigan State
  1. say they prefer callses with digital learning technologies ...
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen - 4
  1. Who was best in show? .. ... DLL Editor's note -- Other overviews of CES2018 provided by CNET, Digital Trends, TechRepublic , ZDNet, PCMag, Engadget ... and a 10 minute condensation of Intel's keynote address by Engadget
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  1. Jeff Bezos' net worth has crossed $105 billion — surpassing Bill Gates for the largest fortune in modern history. But Gates has given away more than $60 billion over past 20 years. Bezos’s philanthropic giving has been significantly more modest. ...
Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Baidu COO says China's government will help the country dominate AI by
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1. . has come out and said it: cures for its pervasive chip flaws are likely to dent the performance of your PC if it’s a few years old. ...
  1. Meltdown and Spectre show once again that security is a mirage. It's time for a better approach by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget
Science and technology policies ...
  1. U.S. House passes bill to renew NSA warrantless internet surveillance ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by MIT Tech ReviewNY Times, Washington Post, Wired, Recode, Motherboard, TechCrunch
Political context ...
Top Story #2 ... Hawaii missile false alarm +++++++++
  1. False Missile Warning in Hawaii Adds to Scrutiny of Emergency Alert System ... ` .. DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, LA Times, The Hill, CNN, The Atlantic, Vox
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D. Hackers  ... Dozen - 4
  1. These days, thinking about the future can bring up a lot of uncertainty and anxiety, but we believe the in the future of our tech divas, and we are certain they can code a better future.
  1. Happy ! As we begin this new year, we want to thank and for supporting from before our beginning began.
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
Top Story  #3... Damore sues Google +++++++++
  1. Today, former Google engineer James Damore filed a lawsuit against Google for discriminating against whites, males, and conservatives ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, LA Times, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Fast Company, Blavity, The Verge, Ars Technica, Recode ... and the DLL Editor's op ed posted right after Damore was fired last summer
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  1. Ex-Google employee's memo says executives shut down pro-diversity discussions ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Ars Technica, The Verge
  1. A new study from provides bleak numbers about just how prevalent gender discrimination is for women in tech. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- Pew's report also covered by Market Watch
  1. The video game industry has a big diversity problem, study shows:
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. Online coding bootcamp Thinkful raises $9.6M to grow in-person meetup options in six U.S. cities.
  1. If you're interested in , these are the newsletters you should subscribe to today! 📊 📊 📊 📊 📊
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen
  1. >> How To Prepare For A Data Science Training Course
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. NEW REPORT: OLC has co-sponsored a new survey & report by Survey Group entitled "Grade Increase: Tracking Distance Education in the U.S." Released today, it's the leading barometer of in the country. ...
  1. Why Chinese talent are leaving Silicon Valley in droves
  1. Top 10 IT Issues, 2017: Foundations for Student Success
  1. AlphaGo Zero from was one of the most intriguing breakthroughs in AI in 2017. Read about the tricks that made it work here: ...
  1. An epic power struggle over the future of the Internet is about to play out in the U.S. These are the main battle strategies opponents will employ in 2018. ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen - 1
  1. Exclusive: Trump attacks protections for immigrants from "shithole" countries in Oval Office meeting ...
  1. Vulgarity used by President Trump projected onto his D.C. hotel ...
  1. Representative Cedric L. Richmond said President Trump's comments reinforced "the concerns that we hear every day, that the president’s slogan, 'Make America Great Again,' is really code for 'Make America White Again.' " ... message
  1. Ex-Obama defense official on Hawaii false alarm: "Thank God the President was playing golf"

  1. Trump’s "genius": What the president means when he touts his smarts ...
  1. We have reviewed the audio from our interview with President Trump, as well as the transcript provided by an external service, and stand by what we reported. Here is audio of the portion the White House disputes. ... ==> link to audio
  1. Putin: Kim Jong Un bested Trump in nuclear standoff
  1. President Donald Trump has canceled a planned trip to London ...
@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 
  1. The Wall Street Journal stated falsely that I said to them “I have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un” (of N. Korea). Obviously I didn’t say that. I said “I’d have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un,” a big difference. Fortunately we now record conversations with reporters..
  1. Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!
  1. The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!

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