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An Introduction to BYOE Mobile Data Collection
April 24, 2014

Smartphone ownership among college-aged Americans is high and growing , and many students own more than one mobile device. Such devices are increasingly incorporated into the academic live…

Analyzing & Improving Online Communities
December 7, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR Symposium, December 5-7, 2007, in Boca Raton, Florida. Successful online communities must be able to attract and retain a core of active participants. In thi…

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 …

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…

Digital Rendezvous: Social Software in Higher Education
January 16, 2007

The origins of social software—from blogs to facebooks to instant messaging to wikis—are firmly based in the information technologies of the past few decades. This research bulletin…

ECAR 2011 Student Survey Crosswalk
October 14, 2011

In 2011, ECAR conducted two versions of its annual survey of undergraduates and information technology. This crosswalk compares questions in the two survey instruments: the February 2011 Stude…

ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011 Infographic
October 13, 2011

Click the image to see a larger version Back to Research Report Hub Beginning in 2004, ECAR has conducted an annual study of und…

ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011 Report
October 14, 2011

Key Findings The ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology sheds lights on how information technology affects the college experience. ECAR has conducted this annual study…

ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011—Slide Presentation
October 14, 2011

Beginning in 2004, ECAR has conducted an annual study of undergraduate students and information technology (IT), seeking to understand patterns of ownership and usage, skills with and preference…

ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011—Survey Questionnaire
October 14, 2011

This is the June 2011 ECAR survey instrument used for the ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011 . The 2011 ECAR study was conducted in collaboration w…