Sunday, April 15, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 4/14/18

Last update: Sunday 4/15/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Zuckerberg testifies before House and Senate ... Other top stories = Reactions to Zuck's testimony ... Apple now on 100 percent green energy

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 4/14/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Zuckerberg vs. Congress +++++++++
  1. Watch both days of Facebook CEO Mark testifying before Congress: ... <== DLL Editor's Note -- Recode recorded the full 10 hours/2 days of Zuckerberg's testimony ... This story was also covered by NY Times, Washington Post, Wired, Motherboard, The Verge, MIT Tech Review (2nd day)
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A. HBCUs ... Half-Dozen 
  1. Morehouse School of Medicine Launches Online Learning Programs! Earn a degree or a certificate remotely. Apply today! Classes begin in fall 2018. For more information please visit:
  1. Howard University's Annual Research Week highlights important research and creative accomplishments of our students, faculty and researchers. Throughout the week we enjoyed speaker presentations, workshops and panels. Thank you to participants, congratulations to all the winners.

  1. The Data Science Center provides a platform for Meharry to lead in big data science, with the long-term goal of addressing health outcomes & equity. To learn more visit the site! ...
  1. Study Explores Challenges to Black Graduate Engineering Students:
  1. NSU doubles space allotted to cybersecurity | Cybersecurity column ...
B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen + 2
  1. The popular theory that people have different "learning styles" keeps getting debunked, by :
  1. ACICS, a flashpoint for debate over accountability of the for-profit sector, has another chance at federal recognition. But some higher ed observers see tough odds for its long-term survival

    Evidence Shows Students Still Learn More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens
  1. ICYMI: The Justice Department has started an investigation into whether some colleges' early-decision admissions programs violate federal antitrust laws through agreements among institutions or through the sharing of information about accepted applicants. ...

  1. Announcing our lineup! Join us live from on April 16 to hear from thought leaders like , , and . Register now:
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  1. Do Online Courses Really Save Money? A New Study Explores ROI for Colleges and Students
  1. ICYMI: Small private college partners with Pearson to go national with online program ...
Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  1. Innovations in Student Success: From Campus Collaboration to Tech Implementation
  1. "Our data pinpoint four ways that institutions are strategically using advising technologies to identify students who need support and intervene accordingly."
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. : How Have Impacted Approaches to Student Learning?
  1. ICYMI: Online programs can contribute to better outcomes, lower costs and more access, new report asserts

Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. (4/24/2018) : How Can Alternative Assignments Effectively Assess Student Learning? ... EVENT
  1. MOOCs, what will they cook up next? summary with special guest @dhwalhshah: ...
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen 
Top Story #1 ... Reactions to Z's responses +++++++++
  1. A majority of users haven’t altered their settings and advertisers appear to be staying put ... .. DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired
  1. “It was a Mark lovefest": Facebook employees react to their CEO's Congressional testimony—and his return to company headquarters ...
  1. The internet turned what could have been just Mark Zuckerberg's somewhat dry, multi-hour Congressional testimony into a true memesterpiece ...
  1. Was there a civilization on Earth before humans? looks at the available evidence:
  1. 71% of people 18-29 don't trust Facebook to do the right thing. ...
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Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...
Top Story #2 ... The Apple is green +++++++++
    Apple now runs on 100% green energy, and here's how it got there (via ): ... DLL Editor's note -- This story was also covered by Bloomberg, CNN, Fast Company, The Verge, TechCrunch, Engadget, VentureBeat, CNET, Forbes
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1. Apple memo warning leakers against leaking leaks ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Digital Trends, ZDNet
  1. "Don’t mess with our elections": We speak to vigilante hackers who struck Russia and Iran ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet
  1. Here’s how to see if your Facebook data was shared with Cambridge Analytica: ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This concern was also addressed by ZDNet, Motherboard, Engadget, The Verge, TechCrunch
  1. What are "shadow profiles?" Facebook gets information about you from many sources
  1. When downloaded a copy of his Facebook data last week, he didn’t expect to see much. (He's what some call a Facebook lurker.) But when he opened his file, it was like opening Pandora’s box. ...
  1. Facebook’s most popular Black Lives Matter page was a scam run by a white Australian, report says ...
Science and technology policies ...
  1. As Mark Zuckerberg was testifying this week about the personal data Facebook collects, other tech giants were keeping an uncharacteristically low profile. Here's why: ...
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D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen + 2
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. "The path in front of us is not an easy we have to coalition build and love on each other and fight for our right to innovate and architect the next economy." Read more from CEO on lessons learned and her vision for the future.
  1. This new Gender Pay Scorecard gives Apple an “A minus” and Facebook a failing grade
Founders, techs, and execs
  1. YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee’s YouTube channel has amassed nearly six million subscribers — and big tech companies are paying attention: ...
  1. A group of economics researchers have conducted a comprehensive investigation of the starting age of founders of high-growth startups — and found that that stereotype just doesn’t match the data. (Via ) ...
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. ICYMI: The Difference between Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Statisticians, and Software Engineers ...
  1. Deep Learning, Data Analytics, Data Visualization -- Join the Data Science discussion at our ODSC LinkedIn Group!
  1. Apple to develop Isaac Asimov’s classic Foundation novels into a new video drama series ...
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
  1. Join us on April 21st, 12:30p for LinkedIn + Facebook: How to leverage your brand effectively in different social media environments led by . Free for members, and accessible to communities. ... EVENT

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E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen - 1
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. I’ve been waiting for someone to do this story. Fortunately, it’s in , and very well done by ...
  1. In this episode of the podcast of the PhD and expert in AI, joins host to talk about , , and the human genome project. Sponsored by
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F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen + 1
  1. Amazon Apologizes for Shipping Ten Thousand Copies of Comey’s Book to White House ... via ...
  1. Exclusive James Comey book excerpt: Inside the "loyalty dinner" ... ... DLL Editor's note -- Reviews of Comey's book provided by New Yorker, NY Times, Washington Post
  1. Trump has criticized the USPS for losing money, but the service can't change postage rates because the Board of Governors has been empty since late 2016. ...
  1. How late night hosts responded to the FBI raid on Trump’s lawyer
  1. President Trump reacted angrily to the FBI’s raid on his personal lawyer’s office, calling it “disgraceful” and an “attack on our country” ...
  1. The $25 million Trump University settlement has been finalized
@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 
  1. James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR. Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the terrible job he did-until he was, in fact, fired. He leaked CLASSIFIED information, for which he should be prosecuted. He lied to Congress under OATH. He is a weak and.....
  1. ....untruthful slime ball who was, as time has proven, a terrible Director of the FBI. His handling of the Crooked Hillary Clinton case, and the events surrounding it, will go down as one of the worst “botch jobs” of history. It was my great honor to fire James Comey!
  1. Much of the bad blood with Russia is caused by the Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation, headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama. Mueller is most conflicted of all (except Rosenstein who signed FISA & Comey letter). No Collusion, so they go crazy!

  1. A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!
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