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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Chinese scientists clone monkeys +++++++++
  1. Chinese scientists have successfully cloned monkeys for the first time ever. Next stop, humans! ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Washington Post, NPR, Engadget, The Atlantic, The Verge, Fast Company, CNN
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A. HBCUs ... Quarter-Dozen
  1. HBCUs Produce Most Black PhDs, Grads Get Least Aid:
  1. Our next engagement of the Hidden No More: STEM Women of Color tour will be on Thursday, February 8th at 3:30p.m. in the Mickey Burnim Fine Arts Center at . This event is for ECSU students, staff, and faculty:
  1. Now on US Black Engineer: Hidden no more: Dr. Talitha Washington. ...
B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen - 2
  1. Explore: Best practices for in creating a 21st century classroom. ...
  1. College endowments rise 12.2 percent in 2017, but experts worry about long-term trends ...

  1. 4 Higher Ed IT Trends to Watch in 2018
  1. From to mobile devices, it’s a whole new game for athletics. ...
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. In New Budget Proposal, California Gets Modest Funding and a Big - via ...
  1. Did you catch this week's post? Read our staff's observations on job trends and learn about 2 new features!
  1. Online Course Enrollment Sees Relentless Growth
  2. While the number of MOOCs continues to increase, there's a slowdown in growth of students taking them. That's partly because providers are more focused on finding users who are willing to pay for extras, argues . ...
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C. Info Tech  ... Dozen + 2
Top Story #1 ... SpaceX fires Falcon Heavy +++++++++
  1. After a series of delays, SpaceX test fired its Falcon Heavy rocket earlier today. Musk claims that when it launches—if it launches—the Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful lift vehicle in the world. Learn more about SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket here: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Verge, Digital Trends
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  1. Confirmed: No One Will Win the Google Lunar XPRIZE ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, NPR, CNET, The Verge, Engadget
  1. South Korea tops global innovation ranking again while the U.S. falls
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  1. Intel posts record $17.1 billion Q4 revenues, but security flaw fears linger by ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider, ZDNet ... and Intel
  1. Big Tech lobbying spree: Here’s how much Apple, Amazon, and others gave D.C. in 2017 ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Gizmodo
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Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...
  1. Surprisingly, these new numbers paint a vaguely optimistic picture of humanity’s response to a climate crisis ...
Science and technology policies ...
Top Story #2 ... Trump taxes solar imports +++++++++
  1. Trump taxes solar imports in the biggest blow to clean energy yet ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, NPR, CNET
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Top Story  #3... New York/Montana vs net neutrality end +++++++++
  1. New York and Montana are fighting the end of net neutrality: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Business Insider, Wired, Gizmodo, Fast Company, The Verge, Engadget, ExtremeTech, NPR, Ars Technica
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  1. Trump Administration: End ISS Funding, Return to Lunar Exploration DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, PCMag, The Verge

Political context ...
  1. The West Wing confrontation marks the first time Trump is known to have tried to fire the special counsel ...
  1. Oprah shot down 2020 speculation in pre-Golden Globes interview
  1. California Gov. Jerry Brown, in his final State of the State speech, highlighted the state's lead role in opposing the Trump administration on climate change and immigration ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by LA Times, NPR
  1. Breaking News: Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for several hours last week by the special counsel's office investigating Russian meddling ...
  1. OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Trump signs funding bill to end government shutdown
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D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1. We're excited to partner with Computer Training Institute of Chicago to bring more robust IT workforce dev. programs, with enhanced industry-recognized certifications to BLUE. Sign up to the listserv to be one of the first to know about upcoming offerings.
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. The 10 coding languages top developers plan to learn next
  1. Universities add blockchain classes in effort to help close tech skills gap in enterprise
  1. Visualizations: Comparing Tableau, SPSS, R, Excel, Matlab, JS, Python, SAS

  2. Read our CEO 's detailed recap of Kaggle in 2017 and our big plans for 2018 ...
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Dozen + 1
  1. Exclusive: Dr. Cornel West on 25th Anniversary of Seminal Book ‘Race Matters’: ... To
  1. Winning the race to be Amazon's second HQ may take billions in tax incentives. Will the city get its money's worth? ...
  1. Voter ID laws do discriminate, and researchers have developed an algorithm simple enough to be used in court to prove it ...
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. I recently chatted with on DataFramed, a podcast, launching today. keep your ears peeled for my episode!
  1. 13 big tech stories from Davos:
  1. The O'Reilly Programming Podcast: and discuss Java 9 Modularity, in which they call the introduction of the module system to the platform “the start of a new era”. ...

  1. Grade Increase: Tracking Distance Education in the United States is the 14th annual report of the state of online learning in U.S. Higher education. The Survey, conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group with co-sponsors ==>
  1. For some Americans, sub-minimum-wage online tasks are the only work available, writes ... via ...
  1. Every One of the World’s Big Economies Is Now Growing ... via ...
  1. How George Soros Upstaged Donald Trump at Davos ... via ... ... DLL Editor's note -- Soros' comments also discussed by Bloomberg, Fast CompanyFast, mpany To... ..
  1. Is it better to have geo-engineered and stopped—than never to have geo-engineered at all? reports: ... via ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1. 'I've got another nut job here': Trump reportedly eyeing replacements for John Kelly
  1. Trump asked to borrow a van Gogh, the offered a golden toilet instead
  1. White House Doctor Writes Note Saying Trump Too Sick to Talk to Mueller ... Borowitz ...
  1. President Trump took aim at Jay-Z in tweets earlier this morning. In November, Jay-Z said "an ideal way is to have a president that says, 'I’m open to dialogue and fixing this.'" ...
@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 
  1. Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!

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