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EDUCAUSE Now - Show #9 - NPR's Moira Gunn, The Regional Networks, and Emotional Intelligence in IT Leadership

EDUCAUSE Now is a monthly podcast, focusing on the intelligent use of information technology in higher education. Join host Gerry Bayne and Colleen Luckett for a look at news, views, and issues in higher ed IT. Let us know what you would like to hear at podcast@educause.edu.

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This episode of EDUCAUSE Now features:

An Interview with National Public Radio’s Moira Gunn
(01:54–8:43)
Moira Gunn is the host of Tech Nation and BioTech Nation on National Public Radio. She was also a keynote speaker at the 2008 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, providing a unique perspective into the wide field of technology by integrating her background as a software engineer, her early career at NASA, and her current work at the University of San Francisco. Her many in-depth interviews on NPR Talk with the leading figures in technology give her insight into the nature of technology and what we can expect from it. You can also hear Moira Gunn's full keynote address in audio or video.

A Commentary from EDUCAUSE President Diana Oblinger
(8:44–11:51)
Diana talks about the challenge of what we do with IT.

The Role of Emotional Intelligence in IT Leadership
(11:52–16:46)
Researchers have recognized that while IQ has been a good predictor of academic success, many exceptionally bright people remain remarkably ineffective and unproductive in their professional lives. Morris Beverage Jr., President of Lakeland Community College, talks about the concept and key components of emotional intelligence and illustrates the impact of EI on successful leadership. More resources on this subject are available.

Forming the Regional Networks – A Personal History
(16:47–24:48)
Ultimately benefiting institutions of all types and sizes (and acting as the precursor to the Internet we know today), the regional networks solved formidable technical problems, created critical interoperability standards, developed organizational models, and evangelized for new applications. One of the visionary pioneers of the regional networks was Douglas Gale. Gale provides us with a personal account of the nascent Internet of the late 1980s and early 1990s with the formation of the fledgling MIDnet and NSFNET. The regional networks are the winner of the 2008 EDUCAUSE Catalyst Award.

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Running time: 25m 37s
File size: 23.46 MB

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