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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…

What's Next for Campus Cyberinfrastructure? ACTI Responds to the NSF ACCI Reports
July 16, 2012

In February 2009, a joint workshop of the EDUCAUSE Advanced Core Technologies Initiative Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group (ACTI-CCI) and the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation …

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…

E-Books in Higher Education: Are We There Yet?
January 26, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin presents an update to the rapidly changing e-book and e-textbook landscape and provides some higher education stakeholders with a clearer view of the road ahead. As T…

Copyright, Fair Use, and Teaching and Learning Innovation in a Web 2.0 World
July 28, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin reviews some of the basic tenets of copyright in the digital millennium. Specifically, it discusses the ways in which copyright law, fair use provisions, and the TEACH…

Intellectual Property Policies, E-Learning, and Web 2.0: Intersections and Open Questions
April 7, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin focuses on institutional intellectual property (IP) policy related to instructional products and systems generally and to e-learning specifically. It contrasts IP poli…

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…

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…

Using Mobile Technology to Enhance Students' Educational Experiences
February 7, 2005

This case study, which examines educational applications of mobile technology in The Netherlands, is ECAR's first case study from outside of North America. Three Dutch universities—Wagenin…

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