Sunday, December 16, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 12/15/18

Last update: Sunday 12/1618 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Apple opens billion dollar campus in Austin, smaller new centers elsewhere ... Other top stories = Yet another big tech CEO -- Google's -- testifies before a House Committee ... Equifax security breach was preventable

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 12/15/18 

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Apple's new $1 billion campus in Austin +++++++++
  1.  The New York TimesVerified accoun@nytimes

    Apple said that it would expand its operations in Austin, with a new $1 billion campus on the north side of the city that would nearly double the size of the company’s current 6,000-employee work force in the area ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Mashable, The Verge, Fortune, TechCrunch, Ars Technica, ZDNet, Fast Company ... and Apple

A. Issues in Black Higher Ed (IBHE) ... Half-Dozen + 1
  1. MBDA To Award Clark Atlanta University $500K for Project
  1. Spelman College has received the largest gift from living donors in its 137-year history from Spelman trustee Ronda Stryker & spouse William Johnston. The $30 million gift will help build the Center for Innovation & the Arts.
  1. Now on US Black Engineer: BEYA sponsor announces $30M STEM Scholarship. ...
  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 students.
  1. will continue largest ever study of concussion research. collaborate to gain a better understanding of the neurobiopsychosocial nature of concussive injury and recovery, which can ultimately enhance the safety and health of athletes.
  1. DID YOU KNOW?...Avionics chief engineer, Ronald Cobbs, who assigned to the International Space Station operations and received the NASA Johnson Space Center Director’s Commendation Award, was also a TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY graduate!
  1. Engineering Director, Technology - Wikimedia Foundation - San Francisco, CA ... JOBS!!!
B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen - 2
  1. Higher ed leaders: Here's a great way to raise retention rates. ...
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ... 
  1. Our updated analysis of consolidation in includes a look at the closure of Education Corporation of America, a large for-profit operator. ...
Online and blended ...
  1. ICYMI: EdSurge gives you a deeper look into the online degree market and the several directions it could take. Read more:
  1. ICYMI: Like Apple and Amazon, Georgia Tech considering urban "stores" wherein its online students can maintain physical contact with it and with each other... via ...

  1. ICYMI: No homework and a price tag of $12,000 over two years for a degree. Could this be the future of ? ...
  1. Deal with Independent Colleges Expands Online Course Sharing Options
  1. The Chinese government is pushing online education these days, and like so many things in this country of 1.4 billion people, that means going big.
  1. An international conference in Russia on eLearning raises familiar issues and asks familiar questions... via ==> ...
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. We’ll be back with more on Tuesday, January 8. Our next topic is: How Can Colleges Best Support Faculty Transitioning to Teach Online? RSVP here: ... EVENT -- Tuesday 1/8/19
C. Info Tech  ... Dozen + 2
  1. For the first time since the US retired the Space Shuttle in 2011, humans have taken off from American soil and gone into space. Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic rocketed two test pilots beyond Earth's boundaries and brought them back safely. ...
  1. This is how Elon Musk plans to use SpaceX to give internet to everyone
  1. Bumble bees bearing high-tech backpacks act as a living data collection platform
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ...
  1. This generation’s biggest technology companies — including Apple, Amazon and Google — are outgrowing their West Coast roots ...

  1. Andrew Ng launches AI playbook for businesses ...
Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...
  1. This could make a significant impact in our effort to curb warming temperatures ...
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FinTech, blockchain, bitcoin ...
  1. In Africa, blockchains are being used to solve problems in agriculture, solar energy and healthcare

Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. Neural nets are the core machinery that make deep learning so powerful. This radical new design scraps the layers entirely to overcome a major shortcoming in AI....
  1. The AI Index 2018 report is out! Lots of great data. My key takeaways: (i) AI's rapid growth--in jobs, publications, performance--continues. (ii) We still need to do better in diversity/inclusion.

  1. Alibaba’s humanlike voice assistant is already servicing millions of customer requests a day. ...
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...

Top Story #1 ... Google CEO vs. Congress +++++++++
  1. Congress squanders Google CEO’s time on the stand with focus on political bias by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wired, Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, CNET, ZDNet, Recode, Motherboard, Bloomberg
Top Story #2 ... U.S. House Committee blasts Equifax +++++++++
  1. Scathing House Oversight report: Equifax data breach was “entirely preventable” .. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by TechCrunch, Engadget, The Hill

  1. “The goal is to destabilize—to undermine the ability of these Western countries to successfully govern,” said Ryan Fox, COO of New Knowledge, a cybersecurity company that tracks Russian-related influence operations on Twitter ... To ... xxx..
D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen - 1
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Walker’s Legacy Awarded $400K Towards Supporting Women-Owned Businesses
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. Learn probabilistic programming with TensorFlow Probability, from the ground up. The Bayesian Methods for Hackers book is now available in open source in TFP! ...
  1. Better understand active learning, the process by which your model chooses the training data it will learn the most from ...
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen - 2
  1. As we move towards 2019, it’s time to start asking smarter questions about what can and should be expected to accomplish.
  1. ICYMI: The global economic and tech system appears to be breaking in two, one led by the U.S. and the other by China, in an unfolding new world resembling the competing geopolitical spheres of the Cold War. ..
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Why Microsoft is fighting to stop a cyber world war from
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Quarter-Dozen
  1.   The New York Times
    How those charged or found guilty in the Mueller investigation are connected to President Trump
  1.  The New York Times
    Stephen Colbert ran down revelations from the Russia investigation, while Jimmy Kimmel joked about the White House’s canceling of a holiday party for the news media. Here's our late-night roundup. ...

@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 
  1. Remember, Michael Cohen only became a “Rat” after the FBI did something which was absolutely unthinkable & unheard of until the Witch Hunt was illegally started. They BROKE INTO AN ATTORNEY’S OFFICE! Why didn’t they break into the DNC to get the Server, or Crooked’s office?

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