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EDUCAUSE Now - Show #5 - P2P Update & Data-Rich Blogging

EDUCAUSE Now is a monthly podcast, focusing on the intelligent use of information technology in higher education. Each episode features a variety of stories, interviews, and views that relate to IT in higher education. Let us know what you would like to hear at podcast@educause.edu.

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This episode of EDUCAUSE Now features:

  • P2P Update: New Business Models, Old Ways of Thinking
    (01:22–10:52)
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a nonprofit organization that fights for your rights in the digital realm. We interview EFF's staff attorney, Corynne McSherry, to hear the latest updates in the file-sharing debate and learn some new ways of thinking about the issue.

  • A Commentary from EDUCAUSE President Diana Oblinger
    (10:52–14:16)
    Diana contemplates what we mean by “communication” in a tech-savvy world.

  • Data-Rich Student Blogging: Reflection and Ownership in Learning
    (14:53–21:43)
    Biology professor Stephen Gallik noticed that more of his students’ time in the lab was spent on clerical tasks and record keeping than on reflection and learning. He collaborated with instructional technologists Jim Groom and Andrew Rush to design a flash application that saves time and publishes full lab results to a student’s own blog. A screencast demonstration of this application is also available.

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Running time: 22m 36s
File size: 20.69 MB