12th April 2012: Charli Carpenter on Transnational Politics & IT


Foreign Policy‘s Dan Drezner praises this International Studies Association 2012 presentation by Charli Carpenter:


To be blunt, however, if this is the standard to which future international relations teaching pedagogy will be held… then the future is going to kick my ass.


Web 2.0-savvy academics will already be familiar with tools like Camtasia Studio and Apple’s Final Cut Pro video editing software. Carpenter does a great job in highlighting how Web 2.0 technologies are changing IR teaching and scholarly communication. However, if she was an Australian academic, Carpenter’s video would be marginalised by the Australian Research Council‘s emphasis on journal articles: it might be eligible under the ‘creative works’ category.