Sunday, October 14, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/13/18

Last update: Sunday 10/14/18 @ 12:30 pm

This week's cover = United Nations issues alaming report on global warming ... Other top stories = edX new affordable online masters degrees ... Soyuz rocket failure jeopardizes International Space Station mission  ... Boston Dynamics robot does parkour

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 10/13/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... UN report on global warming +++++++++
  1. “Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” ⬅️ Read press release on special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on ... DLL Editor's note -- UN report also covered by NY Times, Washington Post, Wired, The Economist, Ars Technica, New Yorker, The Atlantic, Vox
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A. Issues in Black Higher Ed (IBHE) ... Half-Dozen + 1
  1. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded the initial phase of a three-year, $2.3-million project led by Morgan State University (MSU), in which undergraduates and teachers will be trained in technologies to revolutionize U.S. cities. ...
  1. The National Science Foundation has awarded a $498,372 research grant fund in support of project that will focus on the capabilities of lasers in killing viruses.
  1. received a half-million dollar grant to improve its computer network. ...
  1. The DLL's latest report -- "Black enrollment at selective U.S. colleges and universities" -- contains data that readers who are concerned about might find of interest ==>
  1. Six Years Strong and Growing: UNCF Connects Historically Black Colleges and Universities with Silicon Valley for ...
  1. Tuskegee-led alliance to mentor minority STEM faculty funded by $2.6M NSF grant
  1. A lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American applicants will go to trial on Monday. It is widely seen as a referendum on affirmative action....
B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen
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  1. With its acquisition of Learning House, Wiley will become one of the largest OPM companies ...
Online and blended ...
Top Story #1 ... Affordable online masters  +++++++++
  1. Our goal with our Master’s degree programs is to make a top quality graduate degree possible for countless more learners. Master’s degrees on edX cost between $10,000 and $25,000, significantly reducing the cost burden for our learners. Learn more: ... DLL Editor's note -- The edX launch of a set of affordable online masters degree programs was also covered by Inside Higher Ed
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  1. Do Online Courses Really Save Money? A New Study Explores ROI for Colleges and Students
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Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. From the to in the classroom to creating new learning spaces to the future of the university itself, join other innovators to discuss key issues facing the world’s educators ... EVENT 29, 30 November 2018
C. Info Tech  ... Half-Dozen + 1
Top Story #2 ... Soyuz rocket fails +++++++++
  1. Soyuz Space Crew Launch Failure 2018: Full Coverage ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NYTimes, NASA, Wired, CNET, Ars Technica
  1. NASA placed its venerable Hubble Space Telescope into a "safe mode" last Friday due to gyroscope problems. Although science operations are expected to resume soon, the current issues raise concerns about the future of the invaluable scientific instrument. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, ... and NASA
Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ..
Top Story  #3... Robot does parkour +++++++++
  1. Don't look now, but ' robot Atlas is back. And now it can do parkour. ==> video ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by The Verge, CNET, Gizmodo
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  1. Google AI claims 99% accuracy in metastatic breast cancer detection ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Business Insider ... and Google
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
  1. DuckDuckGo hits 30M daily searches as more people flock toward privacy
  1. Facebook now says 30 million users had access tokens, personal data stolen in recent breach ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode
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D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen - 1

  1. We’re excited to kick off our x ‘Entrepreneurship Bootcamp’ session with and with a full house of Tech Divas!
  1. Congratulations girls! We’re so happy you spent the day with us at the DC Robot Expo! We can’t WAIT to see what you achieve with the skills you learned today.
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. Introducing the Student Hub, an immersive classroom experience connecting you to Udacity mentors as well as fellow students working through the same projects and study challenges as you! Learn more about Student Hub:
  1. ICYMI: With the Reticulat package, you can facilitate interoperability between Python and R, which it does by embedding a Python session within the R session which enables you to call Python functionality from within R. ....
Hackathons, workshops, meetups, and other events ... 
  1. Black men in tech. What's missing from the conversation? Looking forward to hearing from of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative on the black male experience in tech at .
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen - 4
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. What you need to know before implementing edge computing via
  1. What is the IoT? Everything you need to know about the Internet of Things right now via
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen + 4
  1. "S.N.L." took aim at the Trump-Kanye summit in its cold open ...

@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 

  1. Full video of Kanye West's Oval Office Summit ==> video

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