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The Academic Library in a 2.0 World
September 16, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin provides a context for the current state of academic libraries and the issues they face in a Web 2.0 world. The literature suggests that library services in higher edu…

Deciphering Social Networks
September 2, 2008

Adoption and usage data regarding social networking trends by consumers has convinced many business and IT leadership teams that social network sites, and their technological underpinnings, can …

Cyberinfrastructure and the Evolution of Higher Education
September 2, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the role cyberinfrastructure will play as higher education evolves. Changes in the job markets, in higher education research and teaching, and in emerging ac…

Web 2.0, Personal Learning Environments, and the Future of Learning Management Systems
June 24, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin details the arguments emerging in the blogosphere and elsewhere both for and against the learning management system. It examines whether the LMS is destined to continu…

Higher Education IT and Cyberinfrastructure: Integrating Technologies for Scholarship Roadmap
June 11, 2008

This ECAR roadmap synthesizes the important issues and recommended actions drawn from the 2008 study, Higher Education IT and Cyberinfrastructure: Integrating Technologies for Scholarship , b…

Higher Education IT and Cyberinfrastructure: Integrating Technologies for Scholarship
June 10, 2008

Abstract This 2008 ECAR research study explores higher education’s involvement in five areas of research-related information technologies: high-performance computing resources, cyberinfras…

Developing and Extending a Cyberinfrastructure Model
March 4, 2008

This research bulletin explores how to develop, deploy, and extend cyberinfrastructure assets within higher education—both within and across institutions. As research becomes increasingly …

Supporting Knowledge Creation: Using Wikis for Group Collaboration
February 5, 2008

This research bulletin examines the wiki philosophy and how it fits within the Web 2.0 context. While wikis offer a number of benefits for supporting knowledge creation in collaborative groups, t…

Facebook Use on Campus: A Social Capital Perspective on Social Network Sites
December 7, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR Symposium, December 5-7, 2007, in Boca Raton, Florida. This talk reviews scholarship on social networking sites, focusing on the use of Facebook among underg…

Analyzing & Improving Online Communities
December 7, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR Symposium, December 5-7, 2007, in Boca Raton, Florida. Successful online communities must be able to attract and retain a core of active participants. In thi…

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