Sunday, April 22, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 4/21/18

Last update: Sunday 4/22/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Black Panther (a/k/a Chadwick Boseman, Howard University alum) will give 2018 HU commencement address ... Other top stories = Amazon's Prime has over 100 million subscribers ... EarthNow satellites will provide real time views of entire planet ... Robots can (almost) assemble IKEA furniture. Can you???

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 4/21/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Black Panther returns to Howard U ++++++++++++++++++
  1.  Howard UniversityVerified account @HowardU

    “It is an incredible honor and privilege for the Howard University community to welcome back home one of its native sons, , to deliver the 2018 commencement address,” said Howard University President . ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, Fox News, Essence, Huffington Post Black Voices, Mashable, Ebony ... EVENT 12 May 18
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A. HBCUs ... Half-Dozen - 2
  1. Dr. Tisdale reflects on his 25 years of leadership, what he's most proud of in Claflin's evolution, and where he thinks he ranks among the all-time great HBCU presidents.
  1. Morgan’s Research gives rise to our first company. We are moving fast in becoming Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research University. We are growing our revenue base and creating jobs for Baltimoreans. Please tell them we are rising. Don’t sleep on us! ...
  1. Now on US Black Engineer: 100 Supporters for HBCU Engineering. ... To
  1. Congrats Dr. Rizana Mahroof- Governor's Award for Excellence in Scientific Research at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution recipient! Read more here:

B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen + 1
  1. Inside an Adaptive-Courseware Experiment, Glitches and All
  1. So what part of the teaching role can a chatbot never do? Find out more here:
  1. Job training is focus of , the ed-tech extravaganza - ... message
  1. New Report Sheds Light on Higher Ed’s Innovation Challenges, quotes from about online ed's capacity for . ...
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  1. This deal might mark the most significant consolidation that the bootcamp industry has seen to date.
  1. In case you missed it: The Strayer/Capella Merger and What it Means for For-Profits ...
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Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  1. How your College can make the most of your Big Data ...
  1. How does this university build meaningful relationships with so many students? By looking at cohorts of students.
Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...
  1. Who enrolls in postsecondary CBE programs? Our team at sheds some light with our snapshot of CBE student characteristics:
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. Research Finds Online Service Providers Boost Program Enrollment p
  1. Miss last week's on the role of how MOOCs have impacted student learning in HigherEd? Here's a recap: > Join the next Digital Learning Network Twitter Chat, 1 week from today on 4/24: 4pm ET; 1pm PT

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Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. Here's a sneak peak at what we'll be discussing at the next . Remember to RSVP here for updates & reminders! ... EVENT 24 April 18
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen + 1
Top Story #2 ... EarthNow satellites +++++++++
  1. EarthNow promises real-time views of the whole planet from a new satellite constellation ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, GeekWire, Gizmodo, PCMag, Spaceflight News
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  1. SpaceX brings NASA’s TESS to space and successfully lands its Falcon 9 rocket
  1. DARPA’s Launch Challenge offers $10M prize for short-notice, rapid-turnaround rocketry ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by GeekWire, Quartz ... and DARPA
  1. "Direct Pay" Option on IRS Website Goes Down on Tax Day ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, The Verge, Digital Trends
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Top Story #1 ... Amazon Prime's 100 million +++++++++
  1. Amazon has exceeded 100 million Prime subscribers globally. Here's how that stacks up against other popular subscription services in terms of paying subscribers ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Verge, NPR, Business Insider, VentureBeat, ZDNet, Recode
  1. With latest stock surge, Microsoft becomes second most valuable U.S. company, ahead of Amazon and Google ...
Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
Top Story  #3... Robots assemble IKEA +++++++++
  1. Watching this robot assemble IKEA furniture is like watching two people try to put a chair together while stoned: ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, LA Times, ZDNet, The Verge
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1. America’s voting systems are hackable in all kinds of ways. Consider this case: the Department of Homeland Security recently discovered a number of rogue cell-phone simulators in Washington, D.C., and has been unable to identify who was operating them. 
  1. Data experts on Facebook’s GDPR changes: Expect lawsuits by .. DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Recode, VentureBeat, CNET, Engadget, Wall Street Journal
  1. Microsoft, Facebook and dozens of other technology companies have signed an accord to help protect people from malicious cyberattacks  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company
Science and technology policies ...
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Political context ...
  1. Kim Jong Un says he will stop testing missiles ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Axios
D. Hackers  ... Dozen - 2
Founders, techs, and execs
  1. ICYMI: You may not have heard of Dr. Mark Dean. And you aren’t alone. But almost everything in your life has been affected by his work. Dr. Mark Dean is a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is in the National Inventors Hall...
  1. There’s a new ride-hailing app in town: Moovn wants to challenge Uber and Lyft in Seattle ....
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. A.I. Researchers Are Making More Than $1 Million, Even at a Nonprofit... via ...
  1. Don't miss out on our brand new newsletter, The Algorithm! Sign up now to get news and views on the latest in artificial intelligence:
  1. Deep Learning: The interest is more than latent - analyst takes a close look at the results of our survey and why skills shortages remain the biggest bottleneck to application
  1. ICYMI: Goodbye Age of Hadoop – Hello Cambrian Explosion of Deep Learning ...
  1. 'The deal should not come as a shock for education industry watchers, after General Assembly’s CEO teased earlier this year that it was exploring sale options.'
Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc

  1. Philly! Here's your chance to get inside some of tech's most exciting and innovative companies. Slots for our are VERY limited. RSVP>>> ... EVENT 2 May 18
  1.  BlackGirlsCode.ComVerified account @BlackGirlsCode

    Volunteers Needed! May 5th We CREATE IoT Workshop! - ... EVENT 5 May 18
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E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen + 1
  1. Read 'Robot-Proof' if you only read one higher ed book this year (opinion)
  1. The focus of students at top tech universities is shifting from computer science to machine learning, which will change approaches to security in the future. ...
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos ... via ...
  1. Deep learning using artificial neural networks are the most advanced techniques that have the potential to transform businesses.
  1. At ASU + GSV Summit, an education industry conference, this week in San Diego, we sat down with Fallon to learn about what’s next for Pearson. Read more here:
  1. "Automation anxiety" is likely to trigger popular resistance to robotization, a leading researcher tells Axios. ...
  1. Are you as confused about blockchains as I am? We created a series of articles that help explain what it is, and why it'll be part of our future via
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F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen + 4
  1. Mueller Says That Until Yesterday He Had Almost Forgotten to Investigate Giuliani ... via ...
  1. The Michael Cohen episode of the podcast “Trump Inc.,” which traces his bizarre journey from unranked law school to personal lawyer of the President of the United States, is particularly evocative. ...
  1. Sean Hannity responds to the revelation that he was Michael Cohen's mystery 3rd client ...
  1. A federal judge in New York has struck down President Trump's and Michael Cohen's request to block prosecutors from immediately reviewing files seized by FBI agents in last week’s raid on Cohen's hotel room and office ...
  1. Trump's longtime legal adviser told him that on a scale of 100 to 1, where 100 is fully protecting the president, Michael Cohen 'isn't even a 1' ...
  1. Hannity Claims Relationship With Cohen Never Went Past Payment For Legal Advice, Defense Strategy In Criminal Cases
  1. Earlier today, the DNC filed a lawsuit against Wikileaks, Russia, and others, while also laying out a previously unreported timeline of events surrounding the 2016 hack ...
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@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 
  1. The New York Times and a third rate reporter named Maggie Haberman, known as a Crooked H flunkie who I don’t speak to and have nothing to do with, are going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will “flip.” They use....
  1. ....non-existent “sources” and a drunk/drugged up loser who hates Michael, a fine person with a wonderful family. Michael is a businessman for his own account/lawyer who I have always liked & respected. Most people will flip if the Government lets them out of trouble, even if...

  1. means lying or making up stories. Sorry, I don’t see Michael doing that despite the horrible Witch Hunt and the dishonest mediaAssign To
  1. So funny, the Democrats have sued the Republicans for Winning. Now he R’s counter and force them to turn over a treasure trove of material, including Servers and Emails!Direct message

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