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Governance of E-Learning Applications: Networks for Communication
July 20, 2004

This bulletin examines the importance of campus-wide governance of e-learning applications and provides models for these governance structures. It analyzes the development of a governance model f…

Leveraging IT Infrastructure for HIPAA Training
July 6, 2004

Faced with the challenge of quickly developing, delivering, tracking, and reporting customized HIPAA training for 17,000 workers and students, the University of Minnesota leveraged important piec…

The TEACH Act: Higher Education Challenges for Compliance
June 22, 2004

More than a year after passage of the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act of 2002, relatively few universities and colleges have implemented it. This research bulletin …

Filling a Void in IT Professional Development: Understanding Higher Education
June 8, 2004

This research bulletin suggests that there is a void in IT professional development programs specific to higher education. Northeastern University has established a course for IT professionals th…

Learning Objects in Higher Education: The Sequel
May 25, 2004

This research bulletin reports on the state of learning objects in higher education, focusing on updates to the authors' October 1, 2002, ECAR research bulletin, "Learning Objects in Hi…

The Curriculum-Centered Strategic Planning Model
May 11, 2004

This research bulletin provides an introduction to the Curriculum-Centered Strategic Planning Model (CCSPM). The model addresses planning challenges specific to institutions of higher education. …

IT Leadership Development: The University of Kansas Mentoring Program
April 27, 2004

This research bulletin explores a key finding of the 2004 ECAR study, Information Technology Leadership in Higher Education: The Condition of the Community, that indicates that mentoring makes a …

Bioinformatics: New Technology Models for Research, Education, and Service
April 13, 2004

Bioinformatics applies principles of information sciences and technologies to complex life sciences data. Life sciences research and education are increasingly dependent on bioinformatics and adv…

Blended Learning
March 30, 2004

Seven years of research at the University of Central Florida (UCF) has found that blended courses--those that combine face-to-face instruction with online learning and reduced classroom contact h…

High Stakes: Strategies for Optimal IT Security Staffing
March 16, 2004

At many higher education institutions, casual staffing arrangements are no longer adequate to handle the myriad technical, procedural, and cultural issues surrounding information technology secur…