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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... AT&T plus Time Warner +++++++++
  1. U.S. judge in AT&T-Time Warner merger case quotes Bob Dylan and slams the government in his 172-page ruling ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Business Insider, The Hill, Forbes, Gizmodo, Motherboard, Axios, Engadget, Recode
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A. HBCUs + Other Issues in Black Higher Ed ... Half-Dozen + 1
Top Story #1 ... Greater mobility from MSIs +++++++++
  1. ACE determines that propel students up the economic ladder at two to three times the rates of non-MSIs – despite fewer resources:       ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Inside Higher Ed, Chronicle of Higher Ed
  1. Happy Friday Bears! is live from the MPatuxent Aquatic and Environmental Research Lab (PEARL). Today, Morgan State University Bears and supporters, have congregated to explore faculty and student innovation research, at the 2018 PEARL Open House. – at Morgan State University Research Center

  1. SSU has been awarded two grants through the totaling more than $2.2 million, that are focused on supporting and enhancing the research learning experience for SSU students.
  1. TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY's plan to train cybersecurity experts can’t happen fast enough. Over 209,000 cybersecurity jobs went unfilled in 2016 and the number of jobs in the field is expected to grow tenfold during the next...
  1. RT : The James B. Duke Memorial Library has been awarded a $100,000 federal grant to be used for a makerspace project called “Making Space for Tech @ An HBCU.”
  1. A graduate student has been awarded a Space Grant Graduate Fellowship to study muscle atrophy such as the degeneration that astronauts experience:
  1. Join this June in for the annual APLU HBCU Summit! Click the link to learn more and register! ... EVENT -- 27 to 29 June 2018
B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen + 2
  1. In case you missed it: Comparing the First Ten Years of Blackboard and Instructure in LMS Market ...
  1. New data shows undergraduate research contributes to success in science, tech, engineering, & math careers
  1. States struggle to close degree-attainment gaps between white, black, & Latino adults ...
  1. A Primer on Machine Learning and Deep Learning for Educators
  1. Google launches college stat search box for prospective students
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  1. Online course provider edX will test charging support fees for previously free content ...
MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. The National University Technology Network (NUTN) has announced that it will be incorporated into WCET – WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies effective August 31, 2018. . Welcome NUTN members to the WCET Family!
  1. Can Online Programs and Digital Tools Help Students Spend Less Money?
  1. "Some argue that taking a is more like reading a textbook than it is like engaging in a semester-long college course."
  1. The goal for these universities is to make it easier for students leverage both college systems to get the online courses they need to graduate on time.
  1. Udacity and Google Launch Free Online Career Courses
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. What if you could build a new college from scratch? Chat w/ some upstart leaders doing just that at : Building a Campus From Scratch—Meet the Leaders Trying to Reinvent College. Tues, 6/26, 1pm PT/4pm ET ... ... EVENT -- 26 June 2018
  1. Starting on Monday we'll be in for the 2018 Summit for and Administration to debate policy issues affecting . Will you be there? > ... ... EVENT 18 to 20 Jue 2018
  1. We’ll continue to on Twitter on the 2nd Tuesday of each month starting July 10. Our next topic is: How Should Academic Programs Integrate AR/VR into the Curriculum? ... EVENT -- 10 July 2018
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen + 4
  1. It’s like a Cliffs Notes version of the cosmos ...
  1. Another DNA testing company reportedly gets fooled by dog DNA

  1. Comcast says it won’t throttle heavy internet users — for now   ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Digital Trends
  1. Human cells resist gene editing by turning on defenses against cancer, ceasing reproduction and sometimes dying ...
  1. Here are 454 pages of Facebook’s written follow-up answers to Congress by

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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...

  1. The post net-neutrality corporate takeover of the internet has begun, with a cash offer from Comcast to buy Fox ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg, Recode, Engadget, CNET
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Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...
Top Story #2 ... Antarctic ice melting faster +++++++++
  1. Antarctica's ice melt is increasing rapidly, study finds, raising sea levels and threatening coastal communities worldwide ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wired, Business Insider, The Atlantic, National Geographic ... and Nature
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
  1. Southern New Hampshire U Issues Credentials to College for America Grads
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1. Apple plans to eliminate an iPhone security loophole used by U.S. law enforcement agencies ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wall Street Journal, MIT Technology Review, TechCrunch, Mashable, Gizmodo

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D. Hackers  ... Dozen - 3
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
Top Story  #3... Undiverse Google +++++++++
  1. Google’s annual diversity report shows the company is still struggling to make incremental change when it comes to diversifying its ranks of Black, Latinx, and female employees ... DLL Editor's note -- This study also covered by Washington Post, The Verge, TechCrunch, Fast Company, Fortune, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal
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  1. An update on black women raising startup funding ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by FastCompany, Black Enterprise, Case Foundation ... and DigitalUndivided
  1. AI Weekly: Google's research center in Ghana won't be the last AI lab in Africa by
  1. North Carolina could quietly become the Silicon Valley of the East Coast ...
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. Cathy O’Neill, bestselling author of ‘Weapons of Math Destruction,’ on the promises and perils of algorithms in everyday life at ODSC East 2018
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, etc
  1. 2018 Summer Camp Chicago (Ages 13-17). August 6-17 at . 👩🏾‍💻✨ Register Here: ... EVENT 6 to 17 August 2018
  1. Advance your career by gaining new, hands-on skills you acquired from dozens of advanced to introductory workshops and training sessions at ! ... ... EVENT -- 31 Oct to 3 Nov 2018
  1. WEBINAR 6/19: Autonomous Analytics in the Real World. Hear real world use cases, led by GigaOm Analyst , joined by Ira Cohen & 's & | Sponsored by ... EVENT -- 19 June 2018
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E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Dozen - 1 
  1. Journey mapping, a brainstorming technique designed to put you in the shoes of your audience, is finally catching on in higher ed (opinion)
  1. In 1998, coal represented 38% of global power generation. In 2017, it represented ... 38% of global power generation. ...
  1. ICYMI: Made in America ... Responding to presidents who would via steel and "beautiful clean coal" ==>
  1. The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. This week we learned it was a fraud. ...
  1. Books about Russian meddling in our election need less news and more historical context... via ...
  1. Mr Trump accused other countries of taking advantage of America's openness in a tweet ...
  1. "The entire admissions process should not be replaced with an algorithm, but carefully-designed algorithms could absolutely help make the process better for both schools and students."
  1. Why Intel's smallest spin qubit chip could be a turning point in quantum computing
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. As work and learning shift closer and closer together, it’s critical for to revise and rethink education models to ensure graduates can tackle the challenges of the modern (and future) labor market | ...
  1. ICYMI: Python, Machine Learning, and Language Wars. A Highly Subjective Point of View ... To

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F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen + 3
  1. The White House released a joint statement from President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un after Tuesday’s summit in Singapore. Here is what it said: To
  1. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed a joint statement on Tuesday that opened the door to ending 7 decades of hostility between the 2 countries. Take a look at photos from the historic meeting in Singapore: 
  1. Sure, the nuclear summit agreement seems promising. But this is not the first time North Korea has promised to abandon its nuclear efforts. Nor is it the second time, or the third ...
  1. Most Americans in Post-ABC News poll say it’s too early to judge Singapore summit’s success, with big partisan differences ...
  1. So far, Donald Trump seems more eager to play the talks for ratings—threatening not only a meaninful deal, but also America's position in Asia ...
  1. A copy of a classified report from Israel's foreign ministry, obtained by of Axios, raises doubts over Trump's optimistic statements about his summit with Kim Jong-un. ...
  1. Trump is everything Republicans said Obama was... via ...
  1. ICYMI: DLL Editor's Note -- Federalist Papers #1 "... of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people; commencing demagogues, and ending tyrants." ===>
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@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 or #25 ... 
  1. Here is the video, “A Story of Opportunity” that I shared with Kim Jong-un at the ➡️
  1. I want to thank Chairman Kim for taking the first bold step toward a bright new future for his people. Our unprecedented meeting – the first between an American President and a leader of North Korea – proves that real change is possible!
  1. Heading back home from Singapore after a truly amazing visit. Great progress was made on the denuclearization of North Korea. Hostages are back home, will be getting the remains of our great heroes back to their families, no missiles shot, no research happening, sites closing...
  1. ...Got along great with Kim Jong-un who wants to see wonderful things for his country. As I said earlier today: Anyone can make war, but only the most courageous can make peace!
  1. We save a fortune by not doing war games, as long as we are negotiating in good faith - which both sides are!
  1. Before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea. President Obama said that North Korea was our biggest and most dangerous problem. No longer - sleep well tonight!
  1. Just landed - a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!

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