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Higher Education IT and Cyberinfrastructure: Integrating Technologies for Scholarship
June 10, 2008

Abstract This 2008 ECAR research study explores higher education’s involvement in five areas of research-related information technologies: high-performance computing resources, cyberinfras…

Developing and Extending a Cyberinfrastructure Model
March 4, 2008

This research bulletin explores how to develop, deploy, and extend cyberinfrastructure assets within higher education—both within and across institutions. As research becomes increasingly …

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…

IT Engagement in Research: A View of Medical School Practice Roadmap
January 23, 2008

This ECAR roadmap synthesizes the important issues and recommended actions drawn from the 2008 study, IT Engagement in Research: A View of Medical School Practice, by Mark R. Nelson. This ECAR re…

IT Engagement in Research: A View of Medical School Practice
January 23, 2008

Abstract This ECAR research study was designed in collaboration with the Association of American Medical Colleges to analyze the practices and perspectives of IT organizations that support the…

Cyberinfrastructure Resources and Practices: Survey Questionnaire
November 27, 2007

This November 2007 survey is a critical component of the EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) study of cyberinfrastructure in higher education. It seeks to understand the perspectives of in…

Multimedia Services: Strategic Assets for Institutional Success
October 23, 2007

This research bulletin surveys the chief components of contemporary multimedia services in colleges and universities and describes some emerging practices for deploying and sustaining them in an …

Institutional Research and IT: Bringing Data, Information, and Insights to the Accreditation Process
October 9, 2007

This ECAR research bulletin describes the results of recent organizational changes and work at Colorado College that are aimed at improving collaboration between IT, institutional research, and o…

Disaster Recovery: A Multi-Institutional Collaboration at the University of California System
September 12, 2007

This case study complements the 2007 ECAR study by Philip J. Goldstein, IT Collaboration: Multi-Institutional Partnerships to Develop, Manage, and Operate IT Resources . Researchers undertook …

The Kuali Group: Effective Practices and Structures Foster a Successful Collaboration
September 12, 2007

This case study complements the 2007 ECAR study by Philip J. Goldstein, IT Collaboration: Multi-Institutional Partnerships to Develop, Manage, and Operate IT Resources . Researchers undertook …