Sunday, March 11, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 3/10/18

Last update: Sunday 3/1/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Coursera now offers 10 degree programs via MOOCs ... Other top stories = Intel considers buying Broadcom ... Waymo (Google) running driverless trucks in Atlanta ... M.I.T project to run nuclear fusion power plant by 2030

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 3/10/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Coursera's new degrees +++++++++
  1. ICYMI: Coursera and other purveyors of massive open online courses supposedly signaled the end of traditional credentials and, as some told it, universities. Now the company is betting big on both ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Campus Technology, EdSurge ... plus descriptions of some of the new programs offered by University of Illinois, Arizona State University, University of Michigan xxxx..,,ssign To ... ...........
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A. HBCUs ... Half-Dozen
  1. North Carolina A&T Expands STEM Ph.D. Program
  1. New HBCU museum plants seed on Georgia Avenue ...
  1. Howard University is amongst ten university finalists that have been selected for the 2018 National Cyber Analyst Challenge (NCAC). The students will compete April 12-13, 2018 to win $20,000.00
  1. Dr. Aditi Pai leads the Genes and Genealogy Project at Spelman College. The program aims to promote science education through an interdisciplinary approach of using genealogy, and engages students in biology concepts by exploring their personal DNA.
  1. Howard University unveils Lab. The lab, made possible through a generous $250,000 gift from alumnus Wendell E. Mackey, CFA, will be used to prepare students to excel in finance-related fields.
B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen + 1
  1. Our March/April issue is out! Great stories on learning analytics, data breach reporting, enrollment retention and more:
  1. Courseware Without A Silver Bullet: Focusing on faculty enablement via
  1. Survey: believe in tools & other to support student success. ...
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Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  1. More Than a Million Syllabuses at Your Fingertips
  1. The University of Arizona tracked students’ ID card swipes to predict who would drop out
  1. Without careful design, efforts to nudge struggling students to get back on track can actually lead some to drop out. ...
  1. is open to the campus community, thanks to a new homegrown, award-winning platform from
  1. How do we measure student success? is giving us new answers to a critical question. ...
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. ICYMI: Accreditor backs Purdue University Global as more for-profits seek to convert or sell Direct mess
  1. Colleges are struggling to prepare for new distance education rules, which are scheduled to take effect in July ...
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. Couldn't make it to Austin for ? Get caught up with our Monday recap here:
  1. Day 2 at 2018: Paul Quinn College's turnaround, data interoperability and learning science: ... DLL Editor's note -- Other articles tracing Paul Quinn's success found here
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen - 1
  1. Elon Musk and the creator of Westworld made an inspirational trailer for the Falcon Heavy launch (and it includes footage of the center booster’s demise)
  1. Half of U.S. adults who have a college degree or higher use LinkedIn, compared with 22% of those with some college experience and just 9% of those with a high school or less education
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Top Story #1 ... Intel buying Broadcom????  +++++++++
  1. Intel reportedly considers bid for Broadcom ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Insider, LA Times
  1. BlackRock, Vanguard, Capital Group, and these other companies are financing the return of nuclear terror
Self-driving and/or electric vehicles ...
Top Story #2 ... Waymo's driverless trucks +++++++++
  1. Look out, truckers. Waymo, the self-driving vehicle unit of Alphabet Inc., is taking its driverless truck tests to Atlanta, and this time they’ll be carrying cargo ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode, CNET, VentureBeat, ZDNet
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  1. Uber’s self-driving trucks have been hired to deliver freight in Arizona: ... To
  1. The first fully autonomous vehicles hitting the market aren't cars or delivery trucks—they're robo-farmhands, the latest advancement in agricultural technology ...
Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...

Top Story  #3... M.I.T. goes nuclear +++++++++
  1. MIT embarks on ambitious plan to build nuclear fusion plant by 2033 ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by M.I.T. News, The Guardian, Gizmodo, Fast Company, WBUR
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. AI Weekly: Virtual assistant competition is more complicated than you think by
Science and technology policies ...
  1. CFIUS is charged with deciding whether takeovers of US businesses by foreign companies pose a threat to national security. It can scrutinize any industry, but has been taking an especially hard look at tech. ...
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D. Hackers  ... Dozen + 3
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Wow!!!!!!! 🙏🏾 I'm stunned team. Thank you! 😭😃

  1. Research shows that black founders face disproportionate barriers to funding despite enormous economic potential—but here’s how several are pushing ahead. ...
Founders, techs, and execs
  1. Today, in honor of , we celebrate Katherine Johnson, an African-American innovator, mathematician and one of NASA’s ‘human computers’ in the ‘50s. Katherine Johnson we salute you and the many other women innovators you've inspired!
  1. Actress Hedy Lamarr led a secret life as an inventor
  1. Our inaugural goes to Annie Easley, one of NASA’s first black scientists. Easley was a seminal rocket scientist and leading member of developing software for the Centaur rocket stage. Her code is still a crucial foundation for rocket launches and space communication today.
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. These tech jobs can earn you the most money ...
  1. Two languages in particular are winning over developers faster than rivals, according to the latest figures from developer-focused analyst RedMonk ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet
  1. Data Elixir 172 - Worst that could happen. R/Python differences for machine learning. NumPy exercises. JupyterLab diagramming. Fast pandas.
  1. Until recently, the expertise required to create reliable forecasts was limited to a relatively small pool of analysts. But 's Prophet library changed all that:
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
  1. 2018 is here! The anticipated list of diversity-focused tech & entrepreneurship events is available. It’s the one stop shop for attendees! Check out ’s entire list right here: ...
  1. Must see panel at , Monday 11:00am SXSW 2018: Beyond Transparency: Leveraging Diversity Data featuring co-founder and , VP M@MLTOrg and myself ... EVENT
  1. South by Southwest Festival goes from tech back-slapping to brooding introspection SxSW ... EVENT
  1. Witness ’s next on 3/15. Join us for an intimate fireside chat with . Hosted by of podcast. Get a signed copy of Constance’s new book . RSVP here: ... EVENT
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E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen + 1
  1. This article at Vox summarizes everything that I've been trying to say at this blog for the past 10 years - Environmental Economics ... To
  2. A new fiscal policy for a world of accelerated change and artificial intelligence - Brookings ...
  1. Reflecting on the Original Big Idea for ...
  1. Google Is Trying Too Hard (or Not Hard Enough) to Diversify ... via ...
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. The fight over technology is redefining the rules of engagement in an era where national security and economic power are closely intertwined. ...
  1. By the time he was 27, Hector Monsegur had become one of the most notorious hackers on the internet. This is his story
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen + 1
  1. NEW: Exclusive: Stormy Daniels' lawyer slams secret gag order and "threats" by Trump's lawyer. ...

  1. Weekend Update on Kim Jong-un Meeting with Donald Trump - SNL via
  1. Proceed with caution: Donald Trump’s gift for Kim Jong Un ... via @TheEconomist ...
  1. Kim Jong Un Reveals He Is Just Using Trump to Meet Stormy Daniels ... borowitz ... via ...

  1. “These regulations were written with human blood.” Safety rules adopted after the Deepwater Horizon disaster are a target of Trump rollbacks. ...
@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 
  1. Epic crowd in Moon Township, Pennsylvania tonight. Thank you! Get out on Tuesday and VOTE for Rick . Together, we are MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

  1. Verified account @realDonaldTrump 
    The deal with North Korea is very much in the making and will be, if completed, a very good one for the World. Time and place to be determined.Assign To
  2. Chinese President XI JINPING and I spoke at length about the meeting with KIM JONG UN of North Korea. President XI told me he appreciates that the U.S. is working to solve the problem diplomatically rather than going with the ominous alternative. China continues to be helpful!Assign To
  3. North Korea has not conducted a Missile Test since November 28, 2017 and has promised not to do so through our meetings. I believe they will honor that commitment!Direct message
  4. In the first hours after hearing that North Korea’s leader wanted to meet with me to talk denuclearization and that missile launches will end, the press was startled & amazed.They couldn’t believe it. But by the following morning the news became FAKE.They said so what, who cares!
  1. Rasmussen and others have my approval ratings at around 50%, which is higher than Obama, and yet the political pundits love saying my approval ratings are “somewhat low.” They know they are lying when they say it. Turn off the show - FAKE NEWS!Assign To
  1. The new Fake News narrative is that there is CHAOS in the White House. Wrong! People will always come & go, and I want strong dialogue before making a final decision. I still have some people that I want to change (always seeking perfection). There is no Chaos, only great Energy!

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