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ECAR research helps you predict, plan for, and act on IT trends in higher education.
Enhance Decision Making with ECAR Research
ECAR research and analytical reports are designed to help you predict, plan for, and act on IT trends in higher education. ECAR is committed to a transparent and responsive process in developing our research agenda. Contact Susan Grajek, EDUCAUSE vice president, to suggest research topics. ECAR subscribers will receive the following in 2015:
- Research Reports and Hubs
- 2015 Strategic Technologies
- Integrated Planning and Advising Services (IPAS) Assessment and Evaluation
- IT Service Delivery
- EDUCAUSE Technology Research in Higher Education
- 2015 Students and IT
- 2015 Faculty and IT
- Core Data Service Analysis
- ECAR Working Group Publications
- Gartner IT1 and ITNI Research
- Center for Higher Education Chief Information Officer Studies (CHECS) Research
- A surprise or two, as we continue to develop new data-based tools and resources to help you become better informed and more effective
Collaborate with Peers in ECAR Working Groups
Higher education leaders collaborate in ECAR working groups on emerging and common challenges and share their findings with the higher education IT community. Projects focus on issues such as:
- Data and Analytics
- IT Services and Management
Dig Deeper into IT Topics with Research Materials
ECAR delivers a variety of research and analytical resources designed to foster dialogue and enhance decision-making in the higher education community. Research reports and bulletins are the primary ECAR research products, which are supported by secondary materials including infographics, slide decks, case studies, maturity and deployment indices, and data tables. Research hubs are sometimes used to curate publication products about a specific topic for a particularly substantive or timely research study.
Substantive examinations of issues of strategic importance to higher education designed to appeal to dual audiences of IT professionals and higher education leaders. Reports are packaged with their supporting materials in topic-based research hubs.
Focused research on specific IT issues that may be authored by ECAR researchers or subject matter experts from the higher education IT community.
Case Studies and Campus Snapshots
Institution-specific or topic-specific reports designed to exemplify important themes, trends, and experiences in the management of information technology investments and activities.
The dataset from an ECAR research report, provided in spreadsheet format. Enables institutions run their own analysis or plug data into their own BI tool. higher education community, including summaries from major ECAR studies.
Benchmarking tools that enable institutions to understand where they are and where they aspire to be in specific IT domains compared to peers and to an objective standard. Deployment indices enable institutions to benchmark stages of deployment for particular technologies and services. Maturity indices examine the additional necessary nontechnical dimensions of progress.
Infographics and Interactive Graphics
Illustrations and graphics relating to ECAR research that tells a visual story of the research findings.
Slide Decks and Presentations
PowerPoint versions of ECAR Research Studies that allow subscribers to incorporate ECAR findings into their own presentations. Presentations developed by ECAR researchers, partners, and contractors on topics of interest to the community.
Survey questions used to gather data for an ECAR research report. Provides a framework institutions may use to understand research objectives or conduct their own research on a particular topic.