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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…

Human Futures for Technology and Education
June 12, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR/HP Summer Symposium for Higher Education IT Executives, June 11-13, 2007, Boulder, Colorado. In January 2007, Michael Wesch released a video on the history o…

The University in a Networked Economy and Society
June 12, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR/HP Summer Symposium for Higher Education IT Executives, June 11-13, 2007, Boulder, Colorado. When Yochai Benkler's book, The Wealth of Networks: How Soc…

Second Life: Reaching into the Virtual World for Real-World Learning
August 14, 2007

This research bulletin examines the current state of Second Life in relation to the educational environment. Although literature about virtual worlds dates back many years, this bulletin reflects…

What If…? Measuring Impacts of Policy Decisions on Technical Resources
July 31, 2007

This ECAR research bulletin discusses how systems dynamics is being applied to higher education administration. It offers a case study for modeling growth in usage of a learning management system…

Student Response Systems: A University of Wisconsin System Study of Clickers
May 8, 2007

This research bulletin shares the experiences of four University of Wisconsin campuses—UW–Milwaukee, UW–Eau Claire, UW–Oshkosh, and UW–Whitewater—in impl…

Students and Information Technology in Higher Education 2007
March 15, 2007

This is the March 2007 ECAR survey instrument used for the ECAR research study of student information technology use and skills in U.S. and Canadian higher education. …

Measuring Student Experiences with Course Management Systems
September 12, 2006

This research bulletin draws on the results of several research studies that are centered on the student experience with course management systems. These studies provide insight on student course…

Student Information Technology Use and Skills in Higher Education 2006
February 9, 2006

This is the March 2006 ECAR survey instrument used for ECAR Research Study concerning Student Information Technology Use and Skills in Higher Education. …

Faculty Use of Course Management Systems
July 20, 2003

This is 2003 ECAR survey instrument used for ECAR Research Study concerning Faculty Use of Course Management Systems. This is 2003 ECAR survey in…