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Adaptive Learning Technologies: From One-Size-Fits-All to Adaptive Individualization
March 29, 2005

This research bulletin addresses how technology systems support online learning in ways that address multiple learning style preferences, paces, and performance goals. It discusses the need for a…

Breaking Out of the IT Silo: The Integration Maturity Model
March 15, 2005

This research bulletin extends and addresses the findings from the 2004 ECAR study, Information Technology Alignment in Higher Education. Specifically, the study found that agile and adaptive inf…

Web Services Registry: The Foundation for SOA Governance
March 25, 2005

This 53-page research report from Burton Group analyzes the role of a Web Services Registry (WSR) in the Web Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) environment. In an SOA structure, governance pro…

Lemons to Lemonade: Disaster Preparation and Recovery
March 1, 2005

This research bulletin explores how two Texas higher education institutions—the University of Houston and the Baylor College of Medicine of the Texas Medical Center—recovered in the aftermath…

Enterprise-Wide System Implementations at Multicampus Institutions
February 15, 2005

Drawing from research at California State University, Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Minnesota, this research bulletin describes the drivers, issues, and practices f…

Implementing an IP-based Voice, Data, and Video Converged Network at SUNY Cortland
February 7, 2005

In 2002–03, the State University of New York College at Cortland (SUNY Cortland) became the first institution in the 64-member SUNY system to deploy a converged IP-based network. This case stud…

Using Mobile Technology to Enhance Students' Educational Experiences
February 7, 2005

This case study, which examines educational applications of mobile technology in The Netherlands, is ECAR's first case study from outside of North America. Three Dutch universities—Wagenin…

Network Funding Models: Cornell University; University of California, San Diego; and University of Wisconsin–Madison
February 7, 2005

This multi-part case study examines three different approaches to building a sustainable network funding model. The cases focus on three complex research universities that use strategies that may…

IT Portfolio Management for Colleges and Universities: Balancing Risk/Return for Strategic Results
February 1, 2005

This research bulletin explores how institutions optimize their portfolio of information technology investments. Drawing from recent research conducted at Northwestern University's Kellogg S…

Information Technology Networking in Higher Education: Campus Commodity and Competitive Differentiator Roadmap
February 7, 2005

This ECAR roadmap is designed to illuminate a host of current network management practices related to IT in higher education; opportunities for connectivity to external networks; the institutiona…