Sunday, January 20, 2019

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 1/19/19

Last update: Sunday 1/20/19 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = 773 million email accounts have been hacked  ... Other top stories = George Mason University reports that fully online education widens achievement gaps ... Pell Grants should be awarded to prisoners

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 1/19/19

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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 201820172016

Cover Story ... 773 million email accounts hacked +++++++++
  1. Stunning data dump leaks 773M email addresses and passwords ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Gizmodo, Fortune, CNET, Ars Technca, Bloomberg ... and Troy Hunt's blog note
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A. Issues in Black Higher Ed (IBHE) ... Half-Dozen
  1. Three students took home first place and third place awards for their research posters at the First State’s annual Neuroscience Symposium:
  1. is adding a certificate in virtual forensic science. This certificate will be open to students in any major as well as those employed in law enforcement, military or an associated area of forensics, criminal justice or homeland security.
  1. ICYMI: Now on US Black Engineer: Top USBE cover stories of 2018. ...
  1. If you are pursuing a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education or , be sure to attend the 2019 BEYA STEM Conference. is a that is tailored for in . From... ... ... EVENT -- 7 to 9 February 2019
B. Ed Tech  ... Dozen - 1
Top Story #2 ... Pell gants for prisoners +++++++++
  1. Report that examined the benefits of prison education recommends lifting ban on providing federal financial aid to inmates ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, Chronicle, Diverse, Education Dive ... and report from the Vera Institute of Justice

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Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  1. How does your university use analytics? ...
Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...
  1. “When we get these programs, like competency-based education, that look very different than traditional higher education, you've got a team of teachers rather than a single instructor. You run into a lot of problems with this.” ...
Online and blended ...
Top Story #1 ... Fully online widens gaps +++++++++
  1. New report says fully online courses contribute to socioeconomic and racial achievement gaps and are often unaffordable ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Education Dive ... and the GMU report
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  1. . a company that hosts massive online courses and degrees, is the latest entrant among a growing number of online education providers that are entering the medical space. ... DLL Editor's note -- Coursera's medical offerings also discussed by TechCrunch
  1. Last week, the community shared ideas about how to best support instructors making the transition to the online classroom. Check out this recap if you missed out:
  1. ICYMI: Year of -based Degrees: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2018
  1. Survey: Online, Blended Dominate Today’s Learning Environments
  1. Of the 1.1 million learners who signed up for from MIT and Harvard between 2015 and 2016, only 12% took an additional course the following year.
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. Demystify and the implications of smart tools that advance learning at the on February 5. Register now! EVENT -- 5 Feb 2019
  1. What do you see as the biggest issues facing the future of higher education? As we enter a new year, we’re looking ahead, and we want to hear what questions and ideas you have. Join us in our next discussion here: EVENT -- 22 January 2019
Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. MIT lets AI "synthesize" computer programs to aid data scientists by
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cyber crime
  1. Civil Rights Groups Want To Stop Big Tech From Selling Facial Recognition Software To the Government
Policies and Political context ...
  1. The Apple CEO is calling on Congress to give Americans more control over their data ...
D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen + 2
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. A Look At Pinterest’s 2018 Diversity Report
Founders, techs, and execs
  1. DNA-Pioneer and Nobel Scientist James Watson Stripped of Titles For Racist Remarks
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. 10 popular languages developers should learn in 2019 via @TechRepeblic ...
  1. We hear about GANS a lot lately, but what exactly are generative adversarial networks? ...
  1. ICYMI: The 50 best public datasets for ...
Hackathons, workshops, meetups, and other events ... 
  1. Miss last years BlackTech Week Women's Innovation Brunch There's still to make your reservations. ... EVENT -- Tuesday 9 Feb 2019
  1. Atlanta Tech Divas: Sign up today for our MakeCode Arcade Enrichment at the Lenox Square Microsoft Store! The fun begins at 8am on Saturday, February 9th, register here: ... EVENT Saturday 9 February 2019
  1. features experts in Machine Learning to lead hands-on trainings, workshops and talks. Looking to grow your ML knowledge in 2019? Join 100s of experts and 1000s of your peers in Boston: ... EVENT -- 30 April to 3 May 2019
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1. A string of controversies last year revealed a darker (and dumber) side to artificial intelligence. ...
  1. .'s chief academic officer talks and online learning: ...
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. EdSurge set out to explore the landscape with a series of articles on the subject, collected in the guide that follows. Check it out here:
  1. [Podcast] As Grows Up, Advocates Stress More Than Just Low Cost
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... 1/12 Dozen

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