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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…

Student Perceptions of Course Management System Tools: Implications for Evaluation and Adoption of Online Tools in Higher Education
February 28, 2012

Given an expectation of digital literacy among students, why should we worry about student perceptions of CMS tools ? For the same reason exemplary instructors stay aware of their students’ …

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…

Mobile IT in Higher Education, 2011—Infographic
December 2, 2011

Back to Research Report Hub In a very short time, mobile computing has become a fixture in many people’s lives , and the 2011…

Mobile IT in Higher Education, 2011—Slide Presentation
December 2, 2011

In a very short time, mobile computing has become a fixture in many people’s lives , and the 2011 ECAR study of mobile IT investigates how this technology is being incorporated into highe…

How Are Students Actually Using IT? An Ethnographic Study
November 29, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin describes an anthropological ethnographic analysis of student practices relating to the use of information technology on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) c…

ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011 Infographic
October 13, 2011

Click the image to see a larger version Back to Research Report Hub Beginning in 2004, ECAR has conducted an annual study of und…

Situational Qualities Exhibited by Exceptional Presenters
October 18, 2011

Bad presentations are commonplace, but rather than focus on what is wrong with bad presentations, the authors looked at what makes an exceptional presentation . They referenced recent…

ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011—Slide Presentation
October 14, 2011

Beginning in 2004, ECAR has conducted an annual study of undergraduate students and information technology (IT), seeking to understand patterns of ownership and usage, skills with and preference…

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