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Wikipedia in the Classroom: Changing the Way Teachers and Students Use Wikipedia
January 5, 2011

Very few educators have thus far used Wikipedia as a teaching tool in their classrooms, but this is beginning to change due to the Wikipedia Public Policy Initiative. The Wikimedia Foundation lau…

Internet2: The Path Forward
December 16, 2010

The research and education (R&E) community that created Internet2 in 1996 was the same community whose innovation laid the foundation for nearly every important Internet technology we use tod…

Spotlight on Cloud Computing: If It's in the Cloud, Get It on Paper: Cloud Computing Contract Issues
December 10, 2010

Much recent discussion has focused on the pros and cons of cloud computing. Some institutions are attracted to cloud computing benefits such as rapid deployment, flexible scalability, and low ini…

Technology’s Role in the College Completion Agenda: An Introduction to Next Generation Learning Challenges
December 3, 2010

It is estimated that, by 2018, jobs requiring some kind of postsecondary education will make up 64 percent of the workforce. Yet, for an increasing number of young adults in the United States, a …

Privacy Issues Associated with the Use of Biometrics in Higher Education: Risks and Best Practices
November 18, 2010

The emergence of biometric technologies offers organizations, including colleges and universities, potential new tools for confirming identity in contexts such as ensuring campus security, provid…

Spotlight on Cloud Computing: Cloud Contracting
November 10, 2010

Cloud computing raises not only technical but also legal and policy issues. All of them come into play—and should come into focus—in the contract. In this session, we'll review…

The Campus Computing Project: Two Decades of Data, Information, and Insight About IT Planning and Policy Issues
November 5, 2010

Begun in 1990, the Campus Computing Project is the largest continuing study of the role of computing, e-learning, and information technology in U.S. higher education. This session with Casey Gree…

PESC 2.0: Unlocking the Power of Data for a New Modern Reality
October 29, 2010

PESC—the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council—was founded in 1997 by 30 leading organizations (EDUCAUSE among them) to help coordinate and support data-related projects in hig…

Spotlight on Cloud Computing: Infrastructure as a Service
October 22, 2010

Many institutions have begun moving application services to the cloud, but what other kinds of services could move to the cloud? What might our institutions look like if desktops, storage, server…

New Cyber Threats Put Higher Education in the Crosshairs
October 1, 2010

Cyber criminals and nation states have changed the game in computer attacks. Because of three special characteristics of colleges, they become a favorite target. In this fast-paced briefing you&#…