Sunday, September 09, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 9/8/18

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

This week's cover = Amazon market value hits $1 trillion ... Other top stories = IBM collaborates with NY Police Dept to AI that can search for faces by race ... Google develops search engine for datasets 

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 9/8/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016


A. Issues in Black Higher Ed (IBHE) ... Dozen - 2
  1. professor Dr. Sang is using a $2.8 million grant from National Institutes of Food and Agriculture to study the benefits and effects of whole grains and oats in the body.
  1. NC A&T to offer 3 online graduate programs — including an MBA — to AT&T employees
  1. Now on US Black Engineer: $9 million NSF grant will fund HBCU-UP STEM Research. ...
  1. Alabama A&M receives NASA grant to teach other HBCUs how to win federal contracts
  1. Now on US Black Engineer: Nuclear engineering careers in Panther Pipeline. ...
  1. Offered 100% online, our Cybersecurity Engineering Technology master’s degree is designed to prepare graduates with the technical knowledge & skills needed to conduct operations that protect & defend information & information systems.
  1. NSF awards $4 million to alliance led by JSU to increase minorities in STEM
  1. Students, researchers, and biotech professionals: Do you have ideas for the future of genomics? Join on 9/26 to share your perspectives with during 's Strategic Planning Town Hall. EVENT -- 9 September 18

B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen - 3
  1. It is better to have big classes taught by excellent teachers than smaller groups taught by mediocre ones ...
  1. ICYMI, our most read story this week: Making E-Textbooks More Interactive
  1. “The Horizon Report, at its worst, is future telling or a ouija board and at best, it’s a mirror of the industry"
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Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  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.
  1. In case you missed it: Short eLiterate Course on Analytics and Adaptive Learning ...
Online and blended ...
  1. As a revenue-neutral administrative unit, University College’s Center for Online and Digital Learning provides a low-risk alternative to OPMs for launching niche online programs across the institution.
  1. This company is offering it's first Bachelor's:
  1. Miss last month's on how can demonstrate mastery? Here's a recap: > Join the next Digital Learning Network's Twitter Chat, 1 week from today on 9/11: 4pm ET; 1pm PT
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. Sign up to be reminded of our next , "How Do We Best Teach and Information in ?" See you on Twitter on Tuesday 9/11 at 4pm ET; 1pm PT ! ... EVENT -- 9 September 18
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen - 3
  1. Japan is taking us one step closer to a space elevator. ...
  1. China has 15 or so megacities—urban centers of 10 million or more. They’re the result of one of the biggest human migrations in history and these photos show their remarkable scale

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  1. Retail stores that recreate Amazon's painless shopping experience for customers are thriving ... via ==>
  1. Facebook is spending $1 billion on its coolest data center in Singapore
  1. Our reporters write that Amazon is gaining in advertising when the public perception of Google and Facebook has soured and some advertisers have yet to return to YouTube after brands were found appearing adjacent to videos that promoted racism or terrorism ...
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...
  1. How IBM will use blockchain as its commerce backbone ... ... DLL Editor's note -- IBM's investment in blockchain also covered by CNN ... and IBM
  1. Everything you need to know about the insurtech ecosystem ...
Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
Top Story #1 ... IBM's racial facials +++++++++
  1. IBM collaborated with the NYPD on an AI system that can search for people by race ... ... DLL Editor's note -- IBM's investment in blockchain also covered by The Verge, Fast Company, Engadget
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  1. While still a work in progress, AI's growth in comprehending images has helped pave the way for self-driving cars and automatic tagging on Facebook. Up next? AI that can understand the complexities of language ...
D. Hackers  ... Dozen - 2
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
Top Story #2 ... Google's search for datasets +++++++++
  1. Google can now search for datasets. First research, then the world? ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, TechCrunch, The Next Web ... and Google
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  1. 6 Reasons Why Is Suddenly Super
  1.  Data science touches almost all industries, from media and telecommunications, to retail, to agriculture and health. A data scientist's job is as varied as the industries they work in!
  1. Key and Statistical Models for Aspiring
  1. ICYMI: “Beyond the MOOC: A Bookworm’s Guide to Data Science” by Nick Lind 📖 ...
  1. Google can now search for datasets. First research, then the world? ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, TechCrunch, The Next Web ... and Google
  1. Holberton alternative school for software engineers comes to the East Coast by
  1. Python now a top-3 programming language as Julia's rise speeds up by
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, and other events ... 
  1. Black Girls CODE Dallas Chapter Presents: Digital Making Workshop! Join us for an exciting experience exploring the theme of digital making and learning how to program using a microcomputer! ... EVENT 15 September 18
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E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... 1/3rd Half-Dozen
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Blockchains are less efficient than centralised databases, a problem that gets worse as the number of users rises ...
  1. Opinion: Amazon’s biggest risk may not be any single competitor, but rather governments that are not willing to stand idly by in the face of its size and scale ...
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F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen + 4
  1. In Opinion ... In an anonymous Op-Ed, a senior Trump administration official says he and others are working ​to frustrate the president’s “misguided impulses.”
@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 
  1.  Donald J. TrumpVerified account @realDonaldTrump

  1. Does the so-called “Senior Administration Official” really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source? If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!

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