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Website Redevelopment: A Big Job with a Big Payoff
November 11, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin focuses on what it takes to reposition, reengineer, rebuild, and redevelop an existing university-wide website and structure it for ongoing manageability. It covers we…

Climate Change, Campus Commitments, and IT
September 30, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin analyzes how several IT offices, largely at Maryland colleges and universities, are responding to the challenges issued in the American College & University Pres…

Cyberinfrastructure and the Evolution of Higher Education
September 2, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the role cyberinfrastructure will play as higher education evolves. Changes in the job markets, in higher education research and teaching, and in emerging ac…

Recasting the Centralization-Decentralization Debate: Advancing the Innovation Support Cycle
May 13, 2008

This research bulletin explores the importance of focusing on innovation in decision-making about IT. Acknowledging the apparent dichotomy between the efficient use of resources in a centralized …

Advanced Networking Services: Current Issues in Higher Education
April 29, 2008

This research bulletin explores the advanced networking issues and investments that colleges and universities that aspire to support their faculty and students in leading edge research and educat…

Developing and Extending a Cyberinfrastructure Model
March 4, 2008

This research bulletin explores how to develop, deploy, and extend cyberinfrastructure assets within higher education—both within and across institutions. As research becomes increasingly …

Supporting Knowledge Creation: Using Wikis for Group Collaboration
February 5, 2008

This research bulletin examines the wiki philosophy and how it fits within the Web 2.0 context. While wikis offer a number of benefits for supporting knowledge creation in collaborative groups, t…

Using Social Software to Enhance IT Operations
July 3, 2007

This research bulletin offers representative examples of social software in action within IT organizations at three institutions -- Duke University; the University of California, San Diego; and t…

Mobile Learning Technologies: Aligning Mission with Innovation
April 10, 2007

This research bulletin documents how a small university adopted Tegrity, a relatively new technological innovation designed to enhance student learning of course material through note-taking hard…

Teaching Digital Responsibility
March 13, 2007

This research bulletin provides an overview of the rationale for the Computing Skills Workshop program at Carnegie Mellon University, which has been in place as a required program for all student…