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The LMS Selection Process: Practices and Considerations
July 8, 2014

With more than 80% of institutions offering online learning options and even more using web technologies to enhance traditional classroom instruction, the learning management system (LMS) i…

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…

The State of E-Learning in Higher Education: An Eye Toward Growth and Increased Access
June 21, 2013

Key Findings Nearly all institutions have a major interest in e-learning, at least at the level of some departments. Online courses are ubiquitous, with over 80% of institutions offerin…

Strategic Directives for Learning Management System Planning
September 21, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin reviews theoretical and practical publications that explore individual components of learning management system (LMS) behavior and isolates the primary claims, functi…

Second Life: Reaching into the Virtual World for Real-World Learning
August 14, 2007

This research bulletin examines the current state of Second Life in relation to the educational environment. Although literature about virtual worlds dates back many years, this bulletin reflects…

What If…? Measuring Impacts of Policy Decisions on Technical Resources
July 31, 2007

This ECAR research bulletin discusses how systems dynamics is being applied to higher education administration. It offers a case study for modeling growth in usage of a learning management system…

Measuring Student Experiences with Course Management Systems
September 12, 2006

This research bulletin draws on the results of several research studies that are centered on the student experience with course management systems. These studies provide insight on student course…

Faculty Use of Course Management Systems
July 20, 2003

This is 2003 ECAR survey instrument used for ECAR Research Study concerning Faculty Use of Course Management Systems. This is 2003 ECAR survey in…

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