Sunday, January 21, 2018

Directory of Academic Degrees & Certificates in Data Science ... preliminary draft

Last update: Monday 1/22/18
DLL Editor's note -- Data Science is a rapidly growing profession with strong academic roots. But most current practitioners do not have academic certificates or degrees in data science. This demographic is likely to undergo a substantial redistribution as more universities offer certificates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in this field.

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 1/20/18

Last update: Sunday 1/21/18 @ 6:30 pm
This week's cover = Trump signs warrantless surveillance bill into law ... Other top stories = Apple will use new tax cuts to pay $38 billion tax, bring $250 billion cash back to U.S., invest $350 billion in development, create 20,000 new jobs, pay employees $2500 bonuses, build new U.S. campus... Twitter alerts users about Russian fake news during 2016 election ... 22 States' Attorneys General sue to block rollback of net neutrality

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 1/20/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Friday, January 19, 2018

MOOCs, Data Science, and me ...

Last update: Friday 19 January 2018

This post is a personal note from the DLL Editor, a belated follow-up to previous posts that have marked his progress via MOOCs towards becoming a "data scientist" ... :-)

Readers can offer me their congratulations and/or condolences on my completion of another online "Data Science" certificate program -- this one from DataCamp (23 short courses); my first online DS certificate was from Johns Hopkins U via Coursera (9 courses plus a capstone course). 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Remembering the wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 2018


DLL Editor's note -- Every year on his birthday I post a video of Dr. King's "I have dream" speech and a copy of his "Letter from a Birmingham jail" on this blog because Dr. King's mastery of the written and spoken word enabled him to share his wisdom in a manner that made his sharing one of the unforgettable experiences of our lives. Unfortunately in 2018, January also marks the beginning of the second year in the reign of a blatantly racist president who hijacked the dreams of millions of poor and working class White Americans. 


Sunday, January 14, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 1/13/18

Last update: Sunday 1/14/18 @ 6:30 pm
This week's cover = Facebook will publish more friends, less news ... Other top stories = California's Governor Jerry Brown proposes a fully online community college ... Hawaii's false alarm incoming missile alert ... James Damore, former Google engineer, sues Google for discriminating against white male conservatives 

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 1/13/18



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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016

Sunday, January 07, 2018

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 1/6/18

Last update: Sunday 1/7/18 @ 6:30 pm
This week's cover = Big Tech bans together to fight for net neutrality ... Other top stories = Twitter explains why it won't ban Trump and other world leaders ... Most of the world's chips from Intel and others have major security flaws

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 1/6/18


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

#EdTech Calendar ... TECH Dozens: 20172016


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year!!!!!




The DLL wishes all of its readers the best of all possible good fortunes in a 
happy new year!!! ... :-)

Friday, December 29, 2017

TECH Dozens 2017 -- Year ending Sunday 12/31/17

Last update: Sunday 12/31/17 @ 11:30 pm

This year's cover = FCC votes to end net neutrality ... Other stories = Google partners with Howard University to expand tech pipelines ... Purdue University buys Kaplan University for $1... President Trump fires FBI Director Comey



The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the year ending Sunday 12/31/17 ... stories worth remembering and stories that we dare not forget.


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


DLL Editor's apology -- The links to the icons for some tweets are no longer valid, so a "question mark" logo appears instead.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 12/9/17

Last update: Sunday 12/10/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = Alpha Zero teaches itself to become chess expert in four hours ... Other stories = Recode's top 100 techs and others ... Bitcoin  booms at $14K ... $16K ... $20K ... Google hires 10,000 human moderators for YouTube because machine learning isn't effective

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 12/9/17


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

Sunday, December 03, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 12/2/17

Last update: Sunday 12/3/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = North Korea launches ICBM that can reach Anywhere, USA ... Other stories = Musk builds world's largest battery ... Bitcoin tops $10,000 ...Microsoft will replace old HQ with new HQ

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 12/2/17


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

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Have a HappThanksgiving!!! ...


... and a $$$ productive 
Black Friday $$$ ... :-)

Sunday, November 19, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 11/18/17

Last update: Sunday 11/19/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot does backflips ... Other stories = UNCF releases report on positive economic impact of HBCUs ... Tesla produces electric truck... Rev. Jesse Jackson has Parkinson's

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 11/18/17


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

Sunday, November 12, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 11/11/17

Last update: Sunday 11/12/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = Waymo (Alphabet) removes human safety drivers from its driverless cars ... Other stories = Alphabet's Project Loon delivers Internet to 100,000 people in Puerto Rico ... Apple doges from Ireland to Jersey to avoid taxes ... FBI can't get into Texas shooter's iPhone

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 11/11/17


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

Sunday, November 05, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 11/4/17

Last update: Sunday 11/5/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = Quarterly Reports from Apple and Facebook ... Other stories = Hidden void in Egypt's Great Pyramid ... Russian election propaganda on Facebook reached 126 million ... Execs from Facebook, Google, and Twitter testify before Senate Judiciary Committee


The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 11/4/17


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

Sunday, October 29, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/28/17

Last update: Sunday 10/29/17 @ 12:15 pm

This week's cover = Quarterly reports from Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft ... Other stories = RNA editor enables more precise edits of genomes ... Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world ... NAACP issues travel advisory for Black Americans against American Airlines





The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 10/28/17


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

Sunday, October 22, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/21/17

Last update: Sunday 10/22/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = AlphaGo Zero teaches itself, in three days, to become the world's greatest Go player ever ... Other stories = Morehouse College selects new president ... Alphabet makes digital plans for Toronto ... Krack hack can attack anything on the Net

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 10/21/17


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

Sunday, October 15, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/14/17

Last update: Sunday 10/15/17 @ 3:30 pm
This week's cover = Israeli spies caught Russian spies who used Kaspersky software ... Other stories = New/better IPEDS data for full time/part time first time/transfer students ... Nobel Prize in economics awarded to an American ... Google's balloons bring wireless service to Puerto Rico

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 10/14/17


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

Sunday, October 08, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 10/7/17

Last update: Sunday 10/8/17 @ 12:30 pm
This week's cover = Nobel Prizes for 2017 in physics, chemistry, & medicine ... Other stories = Google's "Made by Google" event  ... Microsoft's mixed reality kickoff event ... Russians steal NSA data using Kaspersky software

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 10/7/17


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

Sunday, October 01, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 9/30/17

Last update: Sunday 10/1/17 @ 12 :30 pm
This week's cover = Twitter  tells Congress that Russians posted divisive fake news in 2016 election and during recent national anthem controversy ... Other stories = Twitter doubles character limit to 280 ... Amazon's new Echo, Alexa, and Fire TV ... IKEA buys TaskRabbit

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 9/30/17


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

Sunday, September 24, 2017

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 9/23/17

Last update: Sunday 9/24/17 @ 11:50 pm
This week's cover = Facebook will share Russian political ads with Congress ... Other stories = Trump appoints new Executive Director for White House Initiative on HBCUs ... Intel & Waymo (Alphabet/Google) form self-driving partnership ... Equifax confirms more failures 

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant #EdTech innovations in the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 9/23/17


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