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Multimedia Services: Strategic Assets for Institutional Success
October 23, 2007

This research bulletin surveys the chief components of contemporary multimedia services in colleges and universities and describes some emerging practices for deploying and sustaining them in an …

Next Generation Administrative Systems: Philosophy, Principles, and Technology
September 11, 2007

It is time to think differently about administrative systems in colleges and universities. Using the Kuali Student Service System as an illustration, this ECAR research bulletin discusses a visio…

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…

IT Collaboration: A Preview of Findings from the 2007 ECAR Study
June 19, 2007

This ECAR research bulletin addresses a unique strength of higher education: its commitment to sharing ideas and promoting open access to knowledge. These values shape IT in higher education as w…

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…

Considering Open Source: A Framework for Evaluating Software in the New Economy
January 2, 2007

Open source software and the community source movement are raising questions for administrators about whether and when to adopt or devote resources to software development projects, provoking que…

E-Mail: Paradigms, Options, and Outsourcing
November 7, 2006

E-mail is perhaps the most fundamental information technology tool in use today. In higheraeducation there are new options to consider that include outsourcing the infrastructure as well as the e…

Mobility and Higher Education: Not Just the Next Big Thing
October 23, 2006

This research bulletin describes the University of Cincinnati strategy for addressing a fundamental shift in communication technologies in higher education, and for meeting—or exceeding—commu…

Improving IT Governance in Higher Education
August 29, 2006

This research bulletin examines the ways many research universities govern their IT activities, explores some inherent problems in these processes, identifies several good practices, and suggests…

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