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Obama’s College Affordability Blueprint and the Role of Technology
February 21, 2012

In President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, he stressed the importance of education to his economic agenda. He reemphasized the national goal of leading the world with the highest …

Leaping the Chasm: Moving from Buzzwords to Implementation of Learning Analytics
February 1, 2012

Learning analytics are being touted as the “next big thing” in education. Vendors, researchers, foundations, and granting agencies present a vision of analytics that will increase learner suc…

eTexts: A Perishable Opportunity for Higher Education?
January 24, 2012

What role, if any, should colleges and universities play in the shift from print to digital textbooks (eTexts) ? One perspective is that eTexts are a consumer transaction between a publisher …

Kuali Open Library Environment: Reflections on Our First Year of Collaborative Software Development
January 18, 2012

The Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) has just completed its first year of building a community-source library management system. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and part of …

Launch of Data Privacy Month for Higher Education
January 4, 2012

For several years EDUCAUSE and the Higher Education Information Security Council have been promoting October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Beginning in 2012, we will begin a similar…

ECAR National Study of Undergraduates and Information Technology, 2011
December 15, 2011

The EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) has experienced a groundbreaking year in 2011, with an aggressive research agenda implementing two versions of its annual National Study of U…

Mobility at Ole Miss: An Evolving Strategy
December 7, 2011

Those who work in a university setting are aware of mobile devices and their potential for enhancing campus life. In response, vendors are offering mobility solutions that claim they can address…

The Higher Education CIO: Portrait of Today, Landscape of Tomorrow
December 1, 2011

What is the CIO's role and how is it changing? Who is doing these jobs? Who will aspire to these positions when today's CIOs retire? What skills are needed? Might you seek this excit…

The Power and Potential of Analytics in Higher Education
November 15, 2011

This webinar will focus on the higher education ecosystem of analytics and the interrelationships of data developed for standard reports to query and inform stakeholders about student outcom…

Irene/Katrina Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
November 9, 2011

Disaster recovery and business continuity are no one’s favorite topics on a good day; in times of economic downturn, making the case for being prepared may be even more difficult. However, the…