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Advanced Core Technologies Initiative (ACTI) Prospectus
September 30, 2010

EDUCAUSE is launching a new program called the Advanced Core Technologies Initiative (ACTI). A primary goal of ACTI is to help higher education institutions, with varying capabilities and resour…

Advanced Networking Services: Current Issues in Higher Education
April 29, 2008

This research bulletin explores the advanced networking issues and investments that colleges and universities that aspire to support their faculty and students in leading edge research and educat…

After the Bust: Service Provider Evolution in a New Era
July 13, 2004

"After the Bust: Service Provider Evolution in a New Era" is a Research Report prepared by Burton Group, an ECAR partner. It is available to ECAR subscribers through special arrangemen…

Alternative IT Sourcing Strategies: From the Campus to the Cloud
August 20, 2009

Abstract This 2009 ECAR research study explores a multitude of strategies used by colleges and university information technology organizations to deliver the breadth of technologies and servic…

Alternative IT Sourcing Strategies: From the Campus to the Cloud–Key Findings
August 17, 2009

This document presents the key findings from the 2009 ECAR study, Alternative IT Sourcing Strategies: From the Campus to the Cloud , by Philip J. Goldstein. The study explores a multitude of s…

Alternative IT Sourcing Strategies: From the Campus to the Cloud—Roadmap
August 20, 2009

This ECAR roadmap synthesizes the important issues and recommended actions drawn from the 2009 ECAR research study, Alternative IT Sourcing Strategies: From the Campus to the Cloud , by Philip…

An Evaluation Framework for Course Management Technology
July 8, 2003

This research bulletin describes an evaluation framework--developed by Project BMS@WBW.edu--for analyzing the teaching and learning processes that course management technologies support. Because …

An Introduction to BYOE Mobile Data Collection
April 24, 2014

Smartphone ownership among college-aged Americans is high and growing , and many students own more than one mobile device. Such devices are increasingly incorporated into the academic live…

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…

BCNET: Collaboratively Building a Multi-Institutional Shared Green Data Center
June 10, 2010

This ECAR case study examines the work of BCNET, a Canadian not-for-profit organization that builds high-performance networks for British Columbia's research and education institutions. BCN…