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EDUCAUSE Now - #27 - 1) New Skills Needed for IT 2) Seven Disciplines, Seven Ways to Publish

This month on EDUCAUSE Now: In the age of the cloud, technical skills no longer provide a sufficient base for a successful IT career. We talk with higher ed IT leaders to discover what competencies are becoming more important. We also assess the future landscape of scholarly communication through the lense of seven distinct disciplines in an interview with Diane Harley, Principal Investigator and Director for the Highera Education in the Digital Age Project at the University of California, Berkeley.

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This episode of EDUCAUSE Now features:

The New Skills for IT Success
Whether you are talking about an IT organization or an employee at that organization, strong technical skills alone are no longer a sufficient condition for success. And while tech skills will always contribute your credibility as an IT professional, it isn't the only skill you need anymore. In this piece, we feature Timothy Chester is Vice Provost and CIO for Pepperdine University. His presentation from EDUCAUSE 2009 is entitled, "Competencies Drive Successful Technology Organizations."

Seven Disciplines, Seven Ways to Publish
In this interview with Diane Harley, Principal Investigator and Director for the Higher Education in the Digital Age Project at the University of California, Berkeley, we hear about a study spanning seven disciplines show how disciplinary conventions matter. The study also reveals how social realities (and individual personality) will dictate how new practices, including those under the rubric of Web 2.0 or cyberinfrastructure, are adopted by scholars.


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