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The Economic Development Case for Investment in Higher Education Information Technology
June 10, 2003

With the Indiana Pervasive Computing Research Initiative as a case study, this research bulletin explores how investments in higher education information technology research can drive community a…

Student-Centered Learning: A Personal Journal
May 27, 2003

Putting students at the center of the learning environment requires a shift from an emphasis on content to teaching students how to be lifelong learners. This research bulletin illustrates ways t…

The New Landscape for Course Management Systems
May 13, 2003

Course management systems have reached an important juncture in their evolutionary lifecycle. With e-learning becoming integral to the curriculum in many colleges and universities, the scope and …

Highlights of E-Learning Support Practices
April 29, 2003

The growth of e-learning in higher education demands increasing faculty and student support requirements--equipment/infrastructure, training, course/curriculum development, and support/help funct…

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…