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Classroom and Instructional Technology
December 18, 2012

This CDS Spotlight focuses on survey results related to classroom technology . Creating effective learning environments in higher education classrooms with technology poses an ongoing challe…

Five Guidelines for Instituting IT Value Measurement
November 13, 2012

Factors including budget cutbacks, rigorous regulatory requirements, rising demands for IT services, and IT’s contribution to transformative change fuel the need for IT leaders to communicate I…

IT Infrastructure to Support Analytics: Laying the Groundwork for Institutional Analytics
October 23, 2012

Analytics has become a hot topic in the educational community, and several key questions must be addressed concerning the infrastructure of an analytics program. These issues include the …

Women CIOs in Higher Education
October 16, 2012

In the professional field of information technology, women are generally underrepresented , and this gap grows wider at the upper end of the field—CIOs and other senior IT executives. Becaus…

Student Preferences for Mobile App Usage
September 25, 2012

Mobile learning is increasingly an integral part of higher education, and colleges and universities developing mobile learning apps generally face the decision to pursue either device-neutr…

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…

Information Systems Risk Assessment
July 24, 2012

This Spotlight bulletin focuses on 2011 CDS survey results related to information systems (IS) risk assessments. Research findings and industry experience demonstrate that conducting a …

Networking, Telephony, and USF Patterns in Higher Education: A Sample Snapshot
July 3, 2012

The Federal Communications Commission recently opened a proceeding to consider how to reform its collection of fees for the Universal Service Fund and may reach a decision in this matter late…

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…

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