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Women CIOs in Higher Education
October 16, 2012

In the professional field of information technology, women are generally underrepresented , and this gap grows wider at the upper end of the field—CIOs and other senior IT executives. Becaus…

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…

Through a Glass, Brightly: IT’s Impact on Higher Education by 2020
August 28, 2012

The ECAR 2012 Symposium, was held June 18–20, 2012, in Boulder, Colorado. This event gave IT and higher education leaders the chance to imagine that the year is 2020 and to speculate about th…

Information Systems Risk Assessment
July 24, 2012

This Spotlight bulletin focuses on 2011 CDS survey results related to information systems (IS) risk assessments. Research findings and industry experience demonstrate that conducting a …

Identifying E-Portfolio Practices at AAU Universities
June 14, 2012

Beginning in July and ending in December 2011, the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education at the University of Pittsburgh developed and administered a survey designed to gaug…

A Dozen Gurus Describe IT Collaborations That Work
May 22, 2012

What factors are most important when evaluating a specific IT collaboration? To answer this question, the authors asked an experienced group of IT leaders to analyze collaborations with w…

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…

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…

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…