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Strategic Outsourcing and Cloud Computing: Reality Is a Sober Adversary
June 16, 2009

This research bulletin examines outsourcing and cloud computing through the lens of strategic decision making for higher education. Strategic decisions have long-term impact, create institutional…

Structuring the IT Organization for Cloud Services
June 15, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin is based on recent ECAR research on the continuing evolution of the IT help desk and the ramifications of above-campus services and cloud computing for higher educati…

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…

Student Preferences for Mobile App Usage
September 25, 2012

Mobile learning is increasingly an integral part of higher education, and colleges and universities developing mobile learning apps generally face the decision to pursue either device-neutr…

Students and Information Technology in Higher Education: 2010 Survey Questionnaire
February 22, 2010

This is the February 2010 ECAR survey instrument used for the ECAR research study of student information technology use and skills in higher education. Citation for This Work : EDUCAUSE Cen…

Students and Information Technology in Higher Education: 2011—Survey Questionnaire
February 28, 2011

This is the February 2011 ECAR survey instrument used for the ECAR research study of student information technology use and skills in higher education. Citation for This Work : EDUCAUSE C…

Supporting Knowledge Creation: Using Wikis for Group Collaboration
February 5, 2008

This research bulletin examines the wiki philosophy and how it fits within the Web 2.0 context. While wikis offer a number of benefits for supporting knowledge creation in collaborative groups, t…

Supporting Research Computing Through Collaboration at Princeton University
May 23, 2006

As a complement to ECAR's core study about IT Engagement in Research, this case study examines Princeton University's institutional research computational facility, which is developed a…

Teaching Digital Responsibility
March 13, 2007

This research bulletin provides an overview of the rationale for the Computing Skills Workshop program at Carnegie Mellon University, which has been in place as a required program for all student…

Teaching with Social Networks: Establishing a Social Contract
May 18, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the use of student-developed social contracts to support a vital online community of inquiry. In blended classes—which combine co-present and web-mediated…

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