Saturday, June 30, 2018

Affirmative action at America's top tier private colleges and universities

Last update: Thursday 7/5/18
The advocates for Asian applicants who are currently challenging Harvard University's admissions policies would surely concede that all of the freshmen admitted in a particular year to a top tier university should be Ethiopian or Polish or Peloponnesian Greek if Ethiopians, Poles, or Peloponnesian Greeks were the most qualified applicants that year.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 6/23/18

Last update: Sunday 6/24/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Supreme Court rules in favor of cell phone privacy ... Other top stories = Harvard University's alleged bias against Asian American applicants ... Supreme Court allows states to collect sales tax from online and out-of-state retailers ... Disney outbids Comcast to buy Fox

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 6/23/18


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

No more "MOOCs"

Last update: Thursday 6/21/18
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet ..."  

With all due respect to the Bard, what something is called sometimes matters a great deal. I suggest that the word "MOOC" had a clear meaning back in 2011 when it was an acronym for a "massive, open, online course" ... but not anymore. 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 6/16/18

Last update: Sunday 6/17/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Federal judge approves merger of AT&T and Time Warner ... Other top stories = Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) provide stronger upward mobility ... Antarctic ice loss triples in last decade ... Google's latest undiversity report

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 6/16/18


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

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 6/9/18

Last update: Sunday 6/10/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Harvard affiliate develops low cost method for removing CO2 from atmosphere ... Other top stories = Microsoft buys GitHub ... IBM/Nvidia make world's fastest supercomputer ... Honey bees understand zero

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 6/9/18


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

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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

#EdTechBiz -- Microsoft should acquire DataCamp

Last update: Wednesday 6/6/28
Now that Microsoft has gobbled up GitHub, who's next? In a recent op-ed published on Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim suggested that Microsoft should acquire Coursera. While I can understand why an academic would make such a recommendation, I don't think Coursera lies within Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's laser focus on the cloud and artificial intelligence (AI). 

Sunday, June 03, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 6/2/18

Last update: Sunday 6/3/18 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Mary Meeker's 2018 Internet trends slide deck ... Other top stories = Google won't renew AI contract with U.S. Dept. of Defense ... Microsoft  in talks to buy GitHub ... Hurricane Maria's death toll 70 times higher than Trump's official estimate


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 6/2/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016