Gordon And Mike's ICT Podcast
Perspectives on Technology and Education from Gordon F. Snyder, Jr. & Mike Qaissaunee
HB Gary, Voice over LTE and WiFi Breakthroughs [26:50]

In this podcast, Mike Qaissaunee, Sam Bowne and Gordon Snyder discuss recent HB Gary and Aaron Barr news, Verizon Wireless Voice over LTE, along with a recent WiFi Breakthrough.

Here's some of the questions we discuss and answer in the podcast:

Gordon: Sam any new news on the HBGary/Anonymous situation?
Mike: Sam, I see Anonymous has released decompiled Stuxnet code - what does that mean? What's the difference between soucre and a decompiled binary?
Sam: Gordon, you wrote something about Verizon and Voice over LTE - could you tell us about that?
Mike: Sam, one of my former students got a letter from his ISP after download a movie from a torrent site. #1 What do you have to say about the legal and ethical issues of what he's doing? and #2 How could he better anonymize his connection?
Gordon: Mike - you've been writing about Qwiki.com and Khan Academy this past week. Your thoughts?
Gordon: Mike, you had a student point me too some interesting WiFi research being done at Stanford University. Can you describe?





















Direct download: February_18_2011.mp3
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Community College Blogging: A Conversation with Dr Troy Swanson [30:40]

Gordon talks with Dr Troy Swanson, an Associate Professor / Teaching and Learning Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, IL. In December Troy completed his PhD in Community College Leadership at Old Dominion University. His dissertation was titled The Administration of Community College Blogs: Considering Control and Adaptability in Loosely Coupled Systems. In the podcast, Troy discusses some of his findings.

Here’s some dissertation background from Troy:

Web 2.0 technologies present an unlimited potential for outreach to the public by college employees. This presents a conundrum for community college administrators that David Weinberger calls "the conundrum of control." This conundrum is that organizations need to find a way to organize people around technology to ensure that it is used to further the organization’s mission. Yet, in terms of 2.0 technologies, the more controls that are put in place, the less useful the tools become.
There is also a second conundrum around technology that challenges mangers. This is that the more controls that are in place around a technology, the easier it is to communicate and transfer that technology across the organization. But, the more difficult it is for organization members to adapt the technology to meet new needs.
As one of oldest form of 2.0 technology, the management of blogs presents lessons that we can use for other, newer, 2.0 technologies.
I interviewed administrators and blog authors at community colleges across the US to see how colleges were managing their blogs. The focus was on administrative blogs as opposed to course-related or faculty blogs that discussed their research.  The larger purpose of the study was to see how easily the technology could adapt to new needs and whether campuses were restricting the use of blogs. What kinds of guidance were campus leaders giving to bloggers who were representing the college?
The study’s findings offer a peak into how the administrative structures of community colleges impact technology and Web 2.0.

Troy’s Email: swanson@morainevalley.edu
Troy on Twitter: http://twitter.com/t_swanson
Moraine Valley Library Link (includes blogs, podcasts, Facebook, etc): http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/













Direct download: Troy_Swanson_2_17_11.mp3
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We talk with Sam Bowne from City College of San Francisco about how a man tracked down Anonymous and paid a heavy price, Stuxnet, The Jester and how U.S. Chamber lobbyists solicited and used hackers. 


How one man tracked down Anonymous—and paid a heavy price


US Chamber’s Lobbyists Solicited Hackers To Sabotage Unions, Smear Chamber’s Political Opponents 


US Chamber’s Lobbyists Solicited Firm To Investigate Opponents’ Families, Children






Direct download: Feb_12__2011.mp3
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