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The 2011 Enterprise Application Market in Higher Education
June 14, 2012

Key Findings Almost every college and university (>95%) delivers a set of six core applications: student information, HR/payroll, finance, e-mail (for faculty and staff and for students)…

Student Mobile Computing Practices, 2012: Lessons Learned from Qatar
May 18, 2012

Mobile computing is transforming information technology and the student learning environment in higher education , yet educational institutions everywhere are just scratching the surfa…

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…

ACTI 2012 Member Meeting Report (4/12/12)
April 12, 2012

The 2012 ACTI member meeting was held in partnership with the Common Solutions Group on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California. The ACTI member meeting took place on January 10, …

Analytics in Support of Student Retention and Success
April 10, 2012

Higher education is facing a variety of conflicting challenges. National and state competitiveness depend on a citizenry with postsecondary education. Large segments of the population traditional…

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…