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2014 Student and Faculty Technology Research Studies
August 18, 2014

EDUCAUSE Technology Research in the Academic Community This research can catalyze conversations among IT professionals about how to better serve their constituents; among institutional leaders…

IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance in Higher Education
March 18, 2014

Key Findings Formal enterprise or IT risk management and compliance programs are the exception rather than the rule. More common are informal processes and procedures for dealing with r…

Higher Education's Top-Ten Strategic Technologies in 2014
February 12, 2014

Key Findings Analytics dominates the list, with four of the 10 technologies. Institutions are focusing on both learning and administrative analytics. Mobile apps are also prominent, wit…

Today's Higher Education IT Workforce
January 13, 2014

Key Findings Soft skills are rated by chief information officers (CIOs), managers, and staff alike as being the most important skills for success. Technical proficiency is more importan…

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…

Integrated Planning and Advising Services Research
August 30, 2013

Related Resources in the EDUCAUSE Library Student Success Student Retention Managing Data Risk in Student Success Systems: EDUCAUSE IPAS Summit Report , February 2014…

The Enterprise Application Landscape in Higher Education
August 12, 2013

* In 2012, nearly 600 institutions completed this module of CDS. Respondents entered vendor and product information in open text boxes. We recoded the data to normalize the many variations in pro…

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…

BYOD and Consumerization of IT in Higher Education Research, 2013
March 25, 2013

Key Findings "For BYOE, the most important aspects of IT infrastructure are middle components…the commodities that bridge users, their devices, and their consumer-level applications to …

Research Computing: The Enabling Role of Information Technology
November 2, 2012

Key Findings Information technology’s primary research computing role is as an enabler of research. Provision of specialized staff—particularly programmers, analysts, and data-inten…

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