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Open Wikis and the Protection of Institutional Welfare
February 7, 2012

Much has been written about wikis’ reliability and use in the classroom. This research bulletin addresses the negative impacts on institutional welfare that can arise from participating in a…

Delivering the Dual Mission of University IT
July 28, 2011

Presentation at the 2011 ECAR Symposium, July 28, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois. University IT departments have evolved organically, but the time has come to purposefully organize to support the du…

Innovation and Information Infrastructure: Making Sound Investments for E-Research
November 16, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin provides a framework to assist universities in making sound investments in research information infrastructure in an increasingly complex global knowledge economy. In…

Cyberinfrastructure and the Evolution of Higher Education
September 2, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the role cyberinfrastructure will play as higher education evolves. Changes in the job markets, in higher education research and teaching, and in emerging ac…

Happy Families, Good Fences, and Winning IT Collaborations
July 22, 2008

 This ECAR research bulletin introduces the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation research on successful collaborative practices in the context of higher education. It details 20 collaborative success …

Large-Scale Open Source E-Learning Systems at Open University UK
June 10, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin examines the factors leading to the selection of the open source learning management system at the Open University, details the many aspects of development work that h…

Higher Education IT and Cyberinfrastructure: Integrating Technologies for Scholarship Roadmap
June 11, 2008

This ECAR roadmap synthesizes the important issues and recommended actions drawn from the 2008 study, Higher Education IT and Cyberinfrastructure: Integrating Technologies for Scholarship , b…

Dynamics of Supporting Sakai Through Local and Global Collaboration
May 27, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the adjustments that the Indiana University information technology organization made, and continues to make, in order to support membership in Sakai. It has …

Higher Education IT and Cyberinfrastructure: Integrating Technologies for Scholarship
June 10, 2008

Abstract This 2008 ECAR research study explores higher education’s involvement in five areas of research-related information technologies: high-performance computing resources, cyberinfras…

Developing and Extending a Cyberinfrastructure Model
March 4, 2008

This research bulletin explores how to develop, deploy, and extend cyberinfrastructure assets within higher education—both within and across institutions. As research becomes increasingly …

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