As the 2011-2012 academic year rolls in, we're starting something new: a podcast series titled, Those who can, teach and do. Over the past several months, I've been interviewing people who find themselves playing the role of both educator and practitioner. The initial series of podcasts come from interviews gathered at SIGCSE 2011 in Dallas, Texas (March), at POSSE 2011 in Raleigh, NC (July), and ICER 2011 in Providence, RI (August).
The first conversation in this series is with Grant Hearn, a lecturer at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. After taking part in POSSE South Africa, Grant has begun looking for ways to introduce his students (and, truly, learners in any environment) to the value of open communities.
Like any good open endeavor, we're learning as we go on this one. With apologies to Leonard McCoy, "Damnit, reader, I'm a professor, not a studio engineer!" That said, we hope that the efforts of our interviewees serve as inspiration to you in your own work, or perhaps they'll even be someone that you reach out to and establish a working relationship and collaboration.