Saturday, December 22, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 12/22/18

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

This week's cover = Russian hackers' efforts in 2016 election to aid Trump focused on Black Americans ... Other top stories = Google plans new $1 billion dollar campus in NYC, before Amazon arrives ... Drones disrupt London's Gatwick airport ... Chinese hack U.S. Navy

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 12/22/18

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Cover Story ... Russians targeted Black Americans +++++++++
  1. While most media attention has focused on Facebook pages appealing to the political right, the Russian effort aimed at black Americans was actually larger, reports found ,,, ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Washington Post, LA Times, The New Yorker, CNET, TechCrunch, Ars Technica

A. Issues in Black Higher Ed (IBHE) ... Quarter-Dozen
  1. Fayetteville State University Chancellor James Anderson offers a case study of how technology can lead to transformational change in HBCU recruitment and retention.
  1. New report shows black and Hispanic students in engineering still lag significantly in enrollments at undergraduate and graduate level
B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1. "Professional practice" doctoral category expands Carnegie system to acknowledge growing role of non-research-oriented doctoral work ....
Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  1. Major education foundations partner to get student data and are encouraging more colleges to join them ...
  1. Ed Tech’s Role in Meeting the Growing Demand for Data Science Programs
Online and blended ...
  1. EdX unveils plan to monetize MOOCs in an attempt to become self-sustainable ...
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. Register for the ELI Annual Meeting and connect with colleagues, network with peers, and share your experiences. Register by January 8 to take advantage of early registration rates! ... EVENT -- Feb 19 to 21 2019
C. Info Tech ... Dozen - 3
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Top Story #1... Google's $billion NYC campus +++++++++
  1. Google announces $1 billion Hudson Square Campus in New York City ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wall Street Journal, ZDNet, The Verge, Bloomberg ... and Google

  1. DARPA launched the AI Next campaign this past September, announcing a $2 billion investment applied to AI in a variety areas over a period of five years. ...
Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...
  1. This AI just mapped every solar panel in the United States ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Fast Company, Venture Beat
Drones ...
Top Story #2 ... Drones disrupt Gatwick airport +++++++++
  1. Update: Gatwick airport advises passengers not to come for the "foreseeable future" due to drone disruption ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Ars Technica, BBC
Internet of Things, the Cloud, 5G ...
  1. AT&T 5G goes live this week with ridiculously overpowered hotspot by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, ZDNet
Self-driving and/or electric vehicles ...
  1. Update: Uber reportedly got "the green light" from Pennsylvania to restart self-driving road tests in the state. It suspended tests earlier this year after the fatal crash in Arizona .. DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by VentureBeat
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...
Top Story  #3... Chinese hack U.S. Navy +++++++++

  1. DC Attorney General hits Facebook with major Cambridge Analytica lawsuit
Policies and Political context ...
  1. Using Facebook’s latest privacy stumble, lawmakers push for strong FTC oversight by
D. Hackers  ... Quarter-Dozen - 2
  1. With the launch of , the is calling for a week-long boycott of Facebook and all of it's properties. We spoke with NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson about why the organization is doing this. ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Black Enterprise, Huffington Post ... and the NAACP
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. 7 Steps to Mastering Machine Learning With Python
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1. What College Professors Should Know About Learning Science
Long form ... good reads ... :-)

  1. The stories that captivated WIRED readers in 2018 run the gamut from inspirational science and technology to crime and punishment. ...
  1. “I am worried that algorithms are getting too prominent in the world,” Donald Knuth said. “It started out that computer scientists were worried nobody was listening to us. Now I’m worried that too many people are listening.” ...

  1. These individuals defined some of the biggest news stories in higher ed this year: ..
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Dozen - 11
@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 
  1. I won an election, said to be one of the greatest of all time, based on getting out of endless & costly foreign wars & also based on Strong Borders which will keep our Country safe. We fight for the borders of other countries, but we won’t fight for the borders of our own!

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