Technology in academia video link

Dan Farber posted a great video interview with UC Berkeley CIO, Shelton Waggener, last week. If you haven't already watched it, it's well worth the 16 minutes (although there is a 2 minute summary available as well).

Dan Farber posted a great video interview with UC Berkeley CIO, Shelton Waggener, last week. If you haven't already watched it, it's well worth the 16 minutes (although there is a 2 minute summary available as well). The video covers everything from the meaning of an "open network" to their virtual supercomputing project and, while Berkeley's challenges occur on an extremely large scale, the interview covers topics germane to all higher education institutions.

As student needs become more sophisticated and student access to computing resources becomes ubiquitous, the discussions also become germane to secondary educators. Where are the lines drawn between privacy and usability? How should we deal with students and staff bringing a variety of computers on campus? Where does open source software enter the picture? Check out the video and talk back below to let us know what you think.

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