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Strategies for Supporting Off-Campus Growth
December 4, 2002

Abstract Strategies for Supporting Off-Campus Growth is a study of the strategies for establishing and auditing distance learning programs by campus-based colleges and universities. Base…

Faculty Use of Course Management Systems
May 20, 2003

Abstract Faculty Use of Course Management Systems is a study of how faculty members use course management systems for teaching. More than 730 faculty and instructional staff throughout t…

Supporting E-Learning in Higher Education
July 16, 2003

Abstract Supporting E-Learning in Higher Education is the result of 10 months of collaborative research conducted by ECAR and IDC to learn about evolving student and instructor support r…

Information Technology Alignment in Higher Education
June 23, 2004

Abstract This study reports the results of a quantitative survey and qualitative interviews of 464 U.S. and 19 Canadian universities to discover how information technology priorities, plans,…

ECAR Study of Students and Information Technology, 2004: Convenience, Connection, and Control
October 4, 2004

Abstract This study is based on quantitative data from nearly 4,500 freshmen and senior students at 12 higher education institutions. It focuses on what kinds of information technologies tod…

ECAR Study of Students and Information Technology, 2005: Convenience, Connection, Control, and Learning
October 12, 2005

Abstract A longitudinal extension of the 2004 ECAR study of students and information technology, this 2005 study is based on quantitative data from more than 18,000 freshman and senior stude…

Trends in Social Software
June 26, 2006

Adoption of blogs, wikis, tagging, bookmarking services, folksonomies, social networking software, and media-oriented services (e.g., podcasting) has been extraordinary over the past few years. …

IT Engagement in Research: A Baseline Study
August 28, 2006

Abstract This ECAR study explores the practices and perspectives of IT organizations that support the academic research enterprise. To collect, analyze, and distribute information across an …

The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2006
December 22, 2006

Abstract A longitudinal extension of the 2004 and 2005 ECAR studies of students and information technology, this 2006 study is based on quantitative data from nearly 29,000 freshman and seni…

Securing "Web 2.0" Technologies
May 15, 2007

Web 2.0 applications, especially client-side processing, Extensible Markup Language (XML) syndication, mashups and shared content, and social networking, bring unique vulnerabilities to our inst…

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