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EDUCAUSE Now - Show #11 - Science Commons, EDUPUNK, How to Get Faculty to Do What You Want!

Welcome to 2009 and a new year of EDUCAUSE Now! Join host Gerry Bayne and Colleen Luckett for a look at making research more streamlined with the open sharing of knowledge. Listen to a lively debate on the meaning and merits of EDUPUNK. And find out how to get faculty to do what you want on this edition of EDUCAUSE Now! EDUCAUSE Now is a monthly podcast, focusing on the intelligent use of information technology in higher education.  

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This episode of EDUCAUSE Now features:

The Science Commons Project
(01:35–9:19)
Science Commons, a project of Creative Commons, has three interlocking initiatives designed to accelerate the research cycle. These include making scientific research “re-useful”, enabling “one-click” access to research materials, and integrating fragmented information sources. Together, these intiatives form the building blocks of a new collaborative infrastructure to make scientific discovery easier by design. Science Commons Vice-President John Wilbanks talks about the copyright and technical challenges of contemplating a true knowledge browser. The full-length interview with John Wilbanks is also available.

EDUPUNK: Battle Royale
(10:06–17:52)
Edupunk was defined by the New York Times as, "an approach to teaching that avoids mainstream tools like Powerpoint and Blackboard, and instead aims to bring the rebellious attitude and D.I.Y. ethos of ’70s bands like the Clash to the classroom." The term was coined by Jim Groom, Instructional Technology Specialist at the University of Mary Washington. His friend and colleague is Gardner Campbell, Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at Baylor University. They don’t agree on this new meme and on this audio excerpt from longer discussion video to be released in February, Jim and Gardner go head-to-head on the concept of Edupunk.

How to Get Faculty to Do What You Want
(17:53–27:43)
John Fritz is the Assistant Vice-President of Instructional Technology and New Media at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In this commentary, Fritz discusses IT staff’s relationship with faculty and the three golden rules to get faculty to do what you want.

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