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If I Had a Million Dollars
March 20, 2012

This ECAR Research Bulletin focuses on EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS) survey results related to a somewhat lighthearted but insightful hypothetical question about how two constituent groups mig…

ACTI Community Update (10/19/11)
October 19, 2011

An update on the Advanced Core Technologies Initiative ( ACTI ) and its working groups, provided at EDUCAUSE 2011. Provides a look at its members, activities, the upcoming in-person member meet…

Student Perceptions of Course Management System Tools: Implications for Evaluation and Adoption of Online Tools in Higher Education
February 28, 2012

Given an expectation of digital literacy among students, why should we worry about student perceptions of CMS tools ? For the same reason exemplary instructors stay aware of their students’ …

Open Wikis and the Protection of Institutional Welfare
February 7, 2012

Much has been written about wikis’ reliability and use in the classroom. This research bulletin addresses the negative impacts on institutional welfare that can arise from participating in a…

ACTI-OCI Working Group Status Report (1/10/12)
January 10, 2012

Presentation from the ACTI Optimizing Computing Infrastructure (ACTI-OCI) Working Group at the ACTI 2012 Member Meeting on January 10, 2012. This presents on the group's 2012 goals, includin…

ACTI-MWF at ACTI/CSG 2012 (1/10/12)
January 10, 2012

Presentation from the ACTI Mobile Web Frameworks (ACTI-MWF) Working Group at the ACTI 2012 Member Meeting on January 10, 2012. This presents on the group's main goals for 2012 agenda, includ…

ACTI-DM Working Group Status Report (1/10/12)
January 10, 2012

Presentation from the ACTI Data Management (ACTI-DM) Working Group at the ACTI 2012 Member Meeting on January 10, 2012. This presents on the group's 2012 agenda, including looking at Data M…

Funding-Model Archetypes for Central Information Technology Functions
January 17, 2012

This CDS Spotlight ECAR research bulletin focuses on EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS) survey results related to funding models for Information Technology (IT) functions. Most IT professionals…

ACTI 2011 Activities and Progress
January 6, 2012

The Advanced Core Technologies Initiative ( www.educause.edu/acti ) focuses on the core networking, computation, storage, and enabling applications that enable campus administrative systems, te…

Mobile IT in Higher Education, 2011—Infographic
December 2, 2011

Back to Research Report Hub In a very short time, mobile computing has become a fixture in many people’s lives , and the 2011…