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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…

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…

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…

Facebook Use on Campus: A Social Capital Perspective on Social Network Sites
December 7, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR Symposium, December 5-7, 2007, in Boca Raton, Florida. This talk reviews scholarship on social networking sites, focusing on the use of Facebook among underg…

Highlights of the 2007 ECAR Study of Students and Information Technology
December 6, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR Symposium, December 5-7, 2007, in Boca Raton, Florida. What information technologies are used by undergraduates? How does IT contribute to their academic exp…

Human Futures for Technology and Education
June 12, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR/HP Summer Symposium for Higher Education IT Executives, June 11-13, 2007, Boulder, Colorado. In January 2007, Michael Wesch released a video on the history o…

Life Online: When Everyone Connects to Everyone and Everything Connects to Everything
December 8, 2005

Presentation at the December 2005 ECAR Symposium in Carefree, Arizona. Ubiquitous computing and communications technology are changing the social and educational worlds of students. The talk pars…

Social Computing: Lifestyle Becomes a Workstyle
December 7, 2006

Presentation at the Fifth Annual ECAR Symposium, December 6-8, 2006, in Carefree, Arizona. This talk focuses on understanding the culture and design criteria of social software and how they both …

The Current State of College Students and Technology 2011
July 29, 2011

Presentation at the 2011 ECAR Symposium, July 28, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois. This presentation highlights early findings of the 2011 survey of undergraduate students and information technology.…

The Social Web
December 6, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR Symposium, December 5-7, 2007, in Boca Raton, Florida. The social web is reflecting a radical change in the nature of publishing: the who, what, why, and how…

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