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Through a Glass, Brightly: IT’s Impact on Higher Education by 2020
August 28, 2012

The ECAR 2012 Symposium, was held June 18–20, 2012, in Boulder, Colorado. This event gave IT and higher education leaders the chance to imagine that the year is 2020 and to speculate about th…

Game-Based Learning: Developing an Institutional Strategy
August 9, 2012

Games have become a central component of our culture generally, and they have begun to assume a role in higher education, though typically only on a small scale. Several key trends will drive the…

What's Next for Campus Cyberinfrastructure? ACTI Responds to the NSF ACCI Reports
July 16, 2012

In February 2009, a joint workshop of the EDUCAUSE Advanced Core Technologies Initiative Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group (ACTI-CCI) and the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation …

Identifying E-Portfolio Practices at AAU Universities
June 14, 2012

Beginning in July and ending in December 2011, the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education at the University of Pittsburgh developed and administered a survey designed to gaug…

2012 ECAR Study of Analytics in Higher Education
June 15, 2012

Key Findings Analytics is widely viewed as important, but data use at most institutions is still limited to reporting. Analytics programs are most successful when various constituents…

Information Technology Services in Community Colleges: Strengths, Opportunities, and Challenges
July 17, 2012

This report is the product of a secondary analysis of the EDUCAUSE 2011 Core Data Service survey and the 2011 ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology . Data fr…

Student Mobile Computing Practices, 2012: Lessons Learned from Qatar
May 18, 2012

Mobile computing is transforming information technology and the student learning environment in higher education , yet educational institutions everywhere are just scratching the surfa…

The Future of Mobile Learning
May 1, 2012

This bulletin provides an overview of the current state of mobile learning in higher education , speculates on future directions , and suggests questions that educators might ask of thems…

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…