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Connecting Student Data from ECAR and CDS
September 29, 2011

This CDS Spotlight focuses on integrating selected data from the 2010 CDS survey results with selected results of the ECAR National Study of Students and Information Technology in Higher Educat…

From Learning Commons to Learning Outcomes: Assessing Collaborative Services and Spaces
September 27, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin reviews six recent user studies of the commons model on different campuses , with three highlighted as exemplars. While the studies used varying methodologies, t…

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…

Technology Leadership: Today’s Higher Education CIO
August 16, 2011

There is little quantitative research on how to succeed as a CIO. Available literature, often based on expert opinion, focuses on highlighting select roles in which a CIO must excel as well as d…

Evaluating IT and Library Services with the MISO Survey
July 26, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin offers a detailed look at the Measuring Information Service Outcomes (MISO) Survey. Following a description of the underlying survey methodology, this bulletin …

Clickers in the Classroom: Transforming Students into Active Learners
July 5, 2011

This research bulletin discusses a program at the University of South Carolina to implement SRSs in the classroom and to study the impacts that the technology has on student outcomes. In our…

Leading Transformative IT Change in Higher Education
June 14, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin synthesizes and applies management concepts about change to the ongoing IT challenge of continually changing technology services for continually evolving customer nee…

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…

The Soft Side of SaaS: Implications for IT in Higher Education
May 3, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin provides an understanding of how the evolution of software as a service (SaaS) will impact the relationships and roles of business and IT organizations in our college…