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Tracking the Progress of Portals and Web-Based Services
April 15, 2003

Implementing campus portals and Web-based services has proven to be a complex and demanding effort. Yet real progress is being made. This Research Bulletin draws on the 2002 Campus Computing Surv…

Life with HIPAA: A Primer for Higher Education
April 1, 2003

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) includes complex legislation that impacts higher education but was not specifically written with academic institutions in m…

Computer and Network Security and Higher Education's Core Values
March 18, 2003

Colleges and universities have a host of security vulnerabilities. Insecure computers and networks have been exploited to launch a variety of attacks on computers--in the academy as well as in so…

A Different Kind of ERP: Extending and Renewing Legacy Systems
March 4, 2003

Rather than make the significant investment required for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, some campuses explicitly choose a strategy of retaining and renewing their legacy systems. T…

Measuring Success in Web-Based Distance Learning
February 14, 2003

Assessment is a critical element in the design, initiation, and ongoing management of successful Web-based distance-learning programs, and one that is often overlooked. This Research Bulletin off…

Selecting Models and External Partners for E-Learning Initiatives
February 4, 2003

Although partnerships for e-learning hold great potential, that potential can only be realized if they are organized and managed for success at the outset. This Research Bulletin describes the ki…

The Information Architecture Imperative
January 21, 2003

Many tools are available for information management. These technologies will not be successful, however, at managing the full range of an institution's information--such as administrative da…

Ownership of Online Course Material
January 7, 2003

There are a variety of reasons for examining the ownership of online course material. Beyond legal and financial reasons, other issues involve the use of student material, as well as conflict of …

Being Prepared for Technology Snow Days
December 10, 2002

With increasing use of instructional technology comes the probability that the technology will sometimes fail. Although many policies and procedures exist for more traditional outages (such as ca…

The Afterlives of Courses on the Network: Information Management Issues for Learning Management Systems
November 26, 2002

Course management/learning management systems are used with increasing frequency in higher education, yet little attention has been paid to the information management policy issues surrounding th…