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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…

The Future of Mobile Learning
May 1, 2012

This bulletin provides an overview of the current state of mobile learning in higher education , speculates on future directions , and suggests questions that educators might ask of thems…

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…

Web 2.0, Personal Learning Environments, and the Future of Learning Management Systems
June 24, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin details the arguments emerging in the blogosphere and elsewhere both for and against the learning management system. It examines whether the LMS is destined to continu…

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…

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…

Models of Open Educational Resources: OpenCourseWare, Sofia, and the Open Learning Initiative
October 25, 2005

This research bulletin strives to clarify the complex landscape of open educational content by exploring the distinctions, challenges, and accomplishments among programs focused on opencoursewar…

Governance of E-Learning Applications: Networks for Communication
July 20, 2004

This bulletin examines the importance of campus-wide governance of e-learning applications and provides models for these governance structures. It analyzes the development of a governance model f…

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