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E-Books in Higher Education: Are We There Yet?
January 26, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin presents an update to the rapidly changing e-book and e-textbook landscape and provides some higher education stakeholders with a clearer view of the road ahead. As T…

A Systemic Model for IT Economic Sustainability
January 12, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin explores the options available to IT leaders in higher education to reduce costs associated with technology expenditures at their institutions. It lays out a framewor…

Capturing Lectures: No Brainer or Sticky Wicket?
December 1, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin describes how the formerly separate domains of lecture capture technologies and the emerging options for publicly sharing lectures on Web 2.0 consumer platforms are d…

E-Books for Academe: A Study from Gettysburg College
October 20, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin analyzes the potential impact of electronic books (e-books) on higher education. It draws evidence from a series of small qualitative studies and focus groups with fac…

Demystifying Cloud Computing for Higher Education
September 22, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin is the first in a series of bulletins devoted to cloud computing in higher education. It summarizes insights and a framework for thinking about cloud computing, and i…

Copyright, Fair Use, and Teaching and Learning Innovation in a Web 2.0 World
July 28, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin reviews some of the basic tenets of copyright in the digital millennium. Specifically, it discusses the ways in which copyright law, fair use provisions, and the TEACH…

Getting Serious About Sustainable IT: Metrics, Tools, and Solutions
July 14, 2009

This ECAR This research bulletin provides a review of current tools and metrics for assessing IT sustainability and green initiatives. It evaluates current measurement tools and proposes conceptu…

Strategic Outsourcing and Cloud Computing: Reality Is a Sober Adversary
June 16, 2009

This research bulletin examines outsourcing and cloud computing through the lens of strategic decision making for higher education. Strategic decisions have long-term impact, create institutional…

Crowdsourcing the IT Help Desk: A Cloud Approach to Mass Intelligence
April 21, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin refines the concepts of crowdsourcing and mass intelligence and provides several notable examples of their vast potential when they are used together. As higher educat…

Intellectual Property Policies, E-Learning, and Web 2.0: Intersections and Open Questions
April 7, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin focuses on institutional intellectual property (IP) policy related to instructional products and systems generally and to e-learning specifically. It contrasts IP poli…