Sunday, February 24, 2019

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 2/23/19

Last update: Sunday 2/24/19 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Trump's Space Force will be a branch of U.S. Air Force ... Other top stories = Bennett College loses accreditation appeal despite raising almost $10 million ... Israel launches lunar lander via SpaceX ... Microsoft's employees want to cancel contract with U.S. Army for HoloLens headsets

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 2/23/19

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

TECH Dozens: 201820172016

Cover Story ... Space Force: component of Air Force +++++++++
  1. Space Force will be a Marines-like branch under Air Force authority by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Verge, Gizmodo

A. Issues in Black Higher Ed (IBHE) ... Half-Dozen - 2
Top Story #1 ... Bennett loses accreditation appeal +++++++++
  1. Bennett College lost its appeal to keep its accreditation, despite its success in raising money and winning public support to keep its doors open: ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, EducationDive, Black Enterprise
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  1. AAMU engineering program featured in Redstone Rocket: photo courtesy Redstone Rocket/Bryan Bacon
  1. Dr. Ernest E. Just, renowned cell biologist, served on the faculty of Howard University for 33 years, 1907-1940. Dr. Just initiated the master’s degree program in zoology at the Mecca &served as faculty advisor to the founding chapter of .✊🏾
  1. Welcome back to Raphael Kampmann and a group of students with FAMU-FSU Engineers without Borders (EWB)! They've returned from their second trip to Guatemala where they are helping with the design and construction of a school house for a local community

B. Ed Tech  ... Quarter-Dozen
  1. We asked 20 executives what they thought #2019 would have in store for us. Here's what they said. 👇==> Full List:

Analytics -- higher ed applications ... 
  1. #7: enabling proactive alerts on student performance and input for course improvement
Online and blended ...
  1. The traditional college model is being “blown up” by institutions who know that “the shortage of students is a fallacy.” ...

C. Info Tech  ... Half-Dozen + 1
Top Story #2 ... Israel launches lunar lander +++++++++
  1. Historic Israeli mission to the Moon underway following SpaceX launch ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Washington Post, The Verge, Space, CNET

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  1. Everything Samsung showed at Unpacked ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Digita lTrends ... and Samsung
  1. The gene-edited twins in China had their brains altered in ways that may have enhanced their ability to learn and form memories ...
Climate change, emissions, solar, wind, nuclear, etc ...
  1. If you’ve heard that animal-free meat will be better for the environment, you should read this. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Vox .... and the underlying British report
Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. If you shop on Amazon, you should familiarize yourself with these colluding pricing algorithms. ...
  1. Facebook’s chief AI scientist: Deep learning may need a new programming language ...
Policies and Political context ...
Top Story  #3 ... Microsoft employees reject Army contract +++++++++
  1. Microsoft employees demand company end $480 million contract with US Army ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Washington Post, Recode, Bloomberg, The Verge, CNET
D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen
  1. Meet 11-year-old Tech Diva, Sumayyah, who plans to use technology on her path to becoming a future CEO of her own cosmetic company! She also delivered a keynote at earlier today! Learn more about this here:
  1. Thank you Bob Fitts founder of + Joe Russo + Michael Hall + of for dropping gems at BlackTech Week Opening Mixer

Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Dream Corps is Partnering with Apple To Train More Coders
Founders, techs, and execs
  1. Business Titan Ken Chenault Opens Up About His Legacy and Career [VIDEO] ..
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. A new report outlines what the coding bootcamp looks like today. Among findings: Less than 1 percent of bootcamps offer ISAs. ...
  1. UC Berkeley will help you gain high-demand data science skills. Programming experience required.
E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen - 2
  1. Georgia Tech challenges MIT as most innovative university with its new programs (opinion)
  1. Bringing more prestige to open access journals and making research more reproducible and replicable via @Chronicle ...

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Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. The battle over Amazon’s New York plans resurfaced tensions between unions over how to deal with Uber, Airbnb and other emerging giants: play along or fight? ...
  1. ICYMI: We analyzed 16,625 papers to figure out where AI is headed next .. ... DLL Editor's note -- This link leads to an summary of the report; "sign up" to gain access to the full report
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... Quarter-Dozen
  1. This examination by , , and reveals the extent of an even more sustained, more secretive assault by President Trump on the machinery of federal law enforcement unlike any before seen in American history. ...
  1. One of President Trump's picks for a planned panel to examine climate change's impact on national security: A White House adviser who argues that carbon dioxide is beneficial to humanity ...
@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 
  1. The New York Times reporting is false. They are a true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!

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