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A Systemic Model for IT Economic Sustainability
January 12, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin explores the options available to IT leaders in higher education to reduce costs associated with technology expenditures at their institutions. It lays out a framewor…

ACTI-CCM Working Group Status Report (1/10/12)
January 10, 2012

Presentation from the ACTI Communication, Collaboration, and Mobility (ACTI-CCM) Working Group at the ACTI 2012 Member Meeting on January 10, 2012. This presents on the group's main focus…

Assessing and Communicating the Value of IT
August 2, 2005

This research bulletin suggests methodologies for assessing, measuring, and communicating the value of information technology as a strategic asset in higher education. It covers approaches that c…

Breaking Out of the IT Silo: The Integration Maturity Model
March 15, 2005

This research bulletin extends and addresses the findings from the 2004 ECAR study, Information Technology Alignment in Higher Education. Specifically, the study found that agile and adaptive inf…

Changing Ideas of Campus Disaster Recovery: Designing Resiliency into Systems
September 25, 2007

This ECAR research bulletin suggests a framework to provide resiliency in higher education by placing such considerations up front in the evaluation, selection, and design of information technolo…

Deciphering Social Networks
September 2, 2008

Adoption and usage data regarding social networking trends by consumers has convinced many business and IT leadership teams that social network sites, and their technological underpinnings, can …

ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2012 Infographic
September 17, 2012

ECAR has surveyed undergraduate students annually since 2004 about technology in higher education. In 2012, ECAR collaborated with 195 institutions to collect responses from more than 100,000 stu…

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010
October 22, 2010

Abstract Since 2004, the annual ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology has sought to shed light on how information technology affects the college experience. We ask …

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2012
September 17, 2012

Key Findings See the 2012 report for a full list key messages, findings, and supporting data. Blended-learning environments are the norm; students say that these environments best suppor…

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013
September 16, 2013

Key Findings See the 2013 report for a full list of key messages, findings, and supporting data. Students recognize the value of technology but still need guidance when it comes to b…

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