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Are You Considering a New LMS?

Find out how the University of Central Florida made their selection and learn about adoption practices and considerations you can apply to your LMS search with this new ECAR bulletin.

IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Get the data you need to make informed decisions about IT GRC with this new ECAR report.

Four Institutions on IPAS Implementation

This new publicly available ECAR research reports on four ...

The LMS of the Future

This ECAR report uses CDS data to explore trends in LMS design, including increased customization, use of real-time student course data, and mobile features.

Data Breaches in Higher Education

This publicly accessible ECAR report compares higher education to other sectors to help you assess risk.

Make Your Case for IT with Custom Analytics

EDUCAUSE now offers decision support services based on CDS and ECAR data.

Interested in higher education IT data benchmarking? See EDUCAUSE Core Data Service.


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