Sunday, March 10, 2019

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 3/9/19

Last update: Sunday 3/10/19 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Zuckerberg proposes to pivot Facebook to private communications ... Other top stories = Admissions databases at Grinnell + two other colleges hacked ... TurnItIn acquired for $1.75 billion ... Democrats introduce bill to save net neutrality

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 3/9/19

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

TECH Dozens: 201820172016

A. Issues in Black Higher Ed (IBHE) ... Quarter-Dozen - 2
  1. “There’s this massive gap in understanding this generation of activists. How were they nurtured? How were they molded?” ...
  1. Now on US Black Engineer: Top Supporters of HBCU Engineering Programs Announced. ...
B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen - 1
Top Story #1 ... Grinnell + 2 hacked +++++++++
  1. There was no price tag for the headache that the incident was sure to cause for affected colleges.... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, Fortune
Top Story #2 ... TurnItIn acquired for $1.75 billion +++++++++
  1. Turnitin just sold for $1.75 billion and will not pay a dime to those who fed the machine close to two decades of content and labor (opinion) ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wall Street Journal, EdSurge, San Francisco Business Times ... and Turnitin
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  1. New research says critics of affirmative action may want to pay more attention to what happens to Asian Americans after graduation ...
Online and blended ...
  1. The University of Massachusetts is not a new entry into online learning, it was one of the industry’s earliest pioneers. So how will this new effort be different?
Conferences, workshops, Twitter chats, and other events ...
  1. Some aspects of support are easy to move online but others are more challenging. How can create a real sense of community among students who are enrolled completely ? Want to join in on the discussion, RSVP here! ... EVENT -- 12 MARCH 2019
C. Info Tech  ...  Quarter-Dozen 
  1. SpaceX Crew Dragon's test mission ends with successful splashdown in the Atlantic
  1. Percent change in median personal income, 2007-2017, among: All workers: +3% Whites: +7% Blacks: +1% Hispanics: +5% Asians: +12%
Networks -- Internet of Things, the Cloud, 5G, Net Neutrality ...
Top Story  #3... Democrats' net neutrality +++++++++
  1. Democrats unveil new bill to fully restore net neutrality—the Save the Internet Act ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Washington Post, CNET, Digital Trends, Bloomberg, Motherboard
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D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen 
  1. We’re getting ready for a very exciting event! We are receiving the community service award in just a few minutes! Thank you so much to for having us, we are so honored to be here!

Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. The ABC’s of It is mainly programming (90%?) plus math and some basic statistics
  1. ICYMI: . and are among the universities investing in . ...
  1. ICYMI: $1-Billion Effort to Rethink Computer-Science Education at MIT Sparks Interest—and Protests
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, and other events ... 
  1. Deep Learning is growing rapidly, both in capabilities and possibilities. Want to learn the latest breakthroughs on methods like GANs from the experts who are making them? Join us at in Boston April 30 - May 3. 30% OFF Ends Soon: ... EVENT -- 30 April to 3 Nat 2019
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E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1. Making sense of our new world of university/for-profit partnerships in the creation of online programs (opinion)
  1. Zuckerberg doesn’t understand what privacy means. He can’t be trusted to define it for the rest of us. by ...
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. Ok, this is bad. Triton is the world's most murderous malware, and it's spreading ...
  1. What happens each time a text message is sent? The answer is complex, fascinating, and strangely beautiful: ...
  1. Carbon-capture machines are needed to solve climate change. This man came up with the idea. ...
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News  ... 2 * 1/12 Dozen
  1. Russian lawmakers pass bills banning fake news and 'disrespect' of officials online
@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 
  1. Despite the most hostile and corrupt media in the history of American politics, the Trump Administration has accomplished more in its first two years than any other Administration. Judges, biggest Tax & Regulation Cuts, V.A. Choice, Best Economy, Lowest Unemployment & much more!

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