Sunday, September 23, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 9/22/18

Last update: Sunday 9/23/18 @ 12:30 pm

This week's cover = Amazon new product announcements ... Other top stories = Google launches Tech Exchange program with HBCUs to increase #DiversityInTech ... UPenn offers first Ivy League online bachelors degree 

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how leaders in Black higher education at HBCUs and other colleges and universities are promoting the skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in #EdTech and the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 9/22/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Amazon's new gear +++++++++
  1. ICYMI: Yeah, Amazon announced a ton of new gadgets today. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wired, Business Insider, The Verge, TechCrunch, Digital trends
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A. Issues in Black Higher Ed (IBHE) ... Dozen - 2
Top Story #1 ... Google, HBCUs, and #DiversityInTech +++++++++
  1. Google, expanding on its recent HBCU pilot at , launches "Tech Exchange" program to boost diversity in the tech industry. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Black Engineer, HBCU Digest, The Grio, The Undefeated ... and Howard University ... and Google
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  1. has partnered with Apple in a new Digital Learning Initiative that will supply each of its 2018 fall freshmen as well as each faculty member with an iPad Pro.
  1. Fayetteville State University has created a plan in cooperation with community colleges in the state that promises students a four-year degree from the university for no more than $10,000 in out-of-pocket costs. ...
  1. Now on US Black Engineer: CyberCorps scholarships available for 2018. ...
  1. Morehouse School of Medicine awarded $200k by Clinical Research Pathways to train minority physicians for recruiting African-American, Latino & other minority patients in , to improve development of medical treatments for all. Link:
  1. Jackson State University among four Mississippi universities to share $20 million, five-year grant from NSF
  1. Mathematics major Jailyn Clark, C’2021, has been named a recipient of the Jesse Jackson Fellows-Toyota Scholarship and will receive a $75,000 scholarship. The fellowship is awarded to outstanding students studying business or fields. Read more:
National HBCU Week Conference ...
B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen - 4
  1. New survey finds 72% of American's oppose consideration of race in admissions ...
  1. It has gotten increasingly harder for students to work their way through college, especially for low-income students who face steep challenges when combining work and learning. This new report focuses on just that. ...
  1. One finding from the report: administrators thought that the availability of online courses could help attract more non-traditional students. They found that flexibility was also important for the students they were already serving:
Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  1. Early-alert systems designed to catch struggling students are ubiquitous in higher ed, but not every institution is seeing desired results. ...
  1. Researchers who study predictive analytics in say admissions essays and natural language processing could help identify students who may be at-risk of dropping out, in particular during their first year.
Online and blended ...
Top Story #2 ... Ivy Online Bachelors +++++++++
  1. UPenn plans to launch new online bachelor's degree in applied arts & sciences ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Chronicle of Higher Ed
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Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. We’re very excited to announce our newest partner: ! At our next episode on Tues, 9/25 bring your questions for and about in ...

  1. As we enter the last quarter of the year, have you planned to attend any of these conferences this Fall?
C. Info Tech  ... Half-Dozen - 4
  1. Scientists have moved one step closer to RNA editing, which could be the next stage of CRISPR by
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  1. Amazon is now the third largest digital ad platform in the U.S. ...
Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...

  1. IBM launches cloud tool to detect AI bias and explain automated decisions by

  1. For decades, doctors have relied on the well-trained eyes of human pathologists to give their patients a cancer diagnosis. Now, researchers are teaching machines to do that time-intensive work in as little as a few seconds. ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1. Hackers behind the botnet that broke the internet are basically cops now
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D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen + 1
Founders, techs, and execs
  1. Code2040 Mentor Adeyemi Ajao makes history as Co-Founder & Managing Director of ! They raised $137 million—the largest debut for a Black-led venture capital firm. His response to this landmark: "How come this is the first time?"
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. 9 Things You Should Know About TensorFlow
  1. “Data Science 101: Is Python better than R?” ✒️ by Enoch Kan
  1. Comparing as a Service: Amazon, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud AI Assign To
  1. “Use Kaggle to start your Data Science journey” by 🙌
  1. Did you know that jobs that use data science skills, such as machine learning and R, are even more rapidly on the rise than “Data Scientist” jobs? See what’s up and what skills you need to get an in-demand job.
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, and other events ... 
  1. , founder of , will be a guest speaker at the Elevate Inclusion Summit 2018 on October 12 in . Join leaders who are making a difference to fund entrepreneurs from underserved communities, esp. women Register now: ... EVENT -- 12 October 2018
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E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen - 4
  1. For-profits shifting from imitating public institutions to being present within their operations (opinion)
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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. AIR Institute Fellow Larry V. Hedges explains in a video why replication, the ability to reproduce tests or experiments, can be such a challenge to identify and analyze.
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1. Today, the trending unearthed thousands of sexual assault stories that are different, yet feel the same. That’s exactly the point. Here's our own , with her story. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company
  1. It’s easy to lose the larger narrative of the Trump-Russia story. Here's a detailed timeline.

  1. Breaking News: Rod Rosenstein, the official who appointed Robert Mueller, once proposed secretly taping President Trump and removing him via the 25th Amendment ...
@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 
  1. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a fine man, with an impeccable reputation, who is under assault by radical left wing politicians who don’t want to know the answers, they just want to destroy and delay. Facts don’t matter. I go through this with them every single day in D.C.
  2. I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!

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