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The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009—Key Findings
October 22, 2009

This document presents the key findings from the 2009 ECAR study, The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009 , by Shannon Smith, Gail Salaway, and Judith Borreso…

The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009
October 22, 2009

Abstract Since 2004, the annual ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology has sought to shed light on how information technology affects the college experience. We …

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…

Cloud Storage: An Emerging Market
August 4, 2009

Driven by the need to reduce costs and to provide dependable data delivery and protection, the cloud storage pay-as-you-go service model offers information technology a new way to avoid building…

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…

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Transforming the Campus Experience with the MIT Mobile Web
April 30, 2009

This ECAR case study complements the 2009 ECAR study by Mark C. Sheehan with Judith A. Pirani, Spreading the Word: Messaging and Communications in Higher Education. The study examines current…

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…

Spreading the Word: Messaging and Communications in Higher Education Roadmap
March 31, 2009

This ECAR roadmap synthesizes the important issues and recommended actions drawn from the 2009 ECAR research study, Spreading the Word: Messaging and Communications in Higher Education Roadmap, b…

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