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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…

Highlights of the 2011 ECAR Symposium: IT as a Game Changer
September 21, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin presents highlights from the 2011 ECAR Symposium, held July 28–29 in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to a synthesis of keynote talks by Doug Lynch, University of Pen…

Making the Case for the Information Strategy
September 6, 2011

Whether improving access to learning resources and research collections, developing management information systems to support decision making, or facilitating better communication, the informa…

Analytics Rising: IT's Role in Informing Higher Education Decisions
May 24, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin describes how CIOs and other IT leaders, through a focus on analytics, can work together with other institutional groups to provide clear and meaningful information…

Doing Academic Analytics Right: Intelligent Answers to Simple Questions
February 8, 2011

This ECAR research bulletinexplores the various factors that must come together for an institution to have an academic analytics infrastructure that is flexible, agile, appropriately structured,…

Implementing Google Apps for Faculty and Staff
October 19, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin explains how Boise State University addressed important concerns about security and strategic alignment in finalizing its decision to move to Google Apps for Educatio…

Google Wave and Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning: Impact on Higher Education
June 29, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin is based on a 2010 study that was conducted as part of an examination assignment in the course "Introduction to Communication, Learning, and IT" at a Swedis…

Scientific Advances and Information Technology: Meeting Researchers’ Needs in a New Era of Discovery
June 1, 2010

This ECAR case study from the University of Washington discusses the key findings of the University of Washington “Conversations with UW Researchers” project and the UW 2008 Faculty Survey o…

Electronic Records Management: Today’s High Stakes
April 20, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the issues involved in successful electronic records management and provides guidance on how to start and sustain an electronic records management program a…

A Model for Highly Leveraged Procurements: The Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium
April 6, 2010

This research bulletin discusses the process and challenges of establishing a statewide education technology consortium and the leveraged purchasing and other benefits that can accrue to member …

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