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Advanced Core Technologies Initiative (ACTI) Prospectus
September 30, 2010

EDUCAUSE is launching a new program called the Advanced Core Technologies Initiative (ACTI). A primary goal of ACTI is to help higher education institutions, with varying capabilities and resour…

Strategic Directives for Learning Management System Planning
September 21, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin reviews theoretical and practical publications that explore individual components of learning management system (LMS) behavior and isolates the primary claims, functi…

Assessing What Faculty, Students, and Staff Expect from Information Technology Organizations in Higher Education
September 7, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin covers the TechQual+ approach to assessing what faculty, students, and staff expect from IT organizations in higher education. The theoretical approach to TechQual+ i…

Moving Beyond the Org Chart: Library and IT Collaboration for Course Design and Support
July 13, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin describes a Dartmouth College pilot project to provide faculty with a gateway to course design and delivery services. The Team Response for Instructional Planning (TR…

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…

Teaching with Social Networks: Establishing a Social Contract
May 18, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the use of student-developed social contracts to support a vital online community of inquiry. In blended classes—which combine co-present and web-mediated…

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 …

Simulation Technologies in Higher Education: Uses, Trends, and Implications
February 9, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin focuses on the rapid growth in the use of simulation technologies in higher education and the implications this will have for information technology planning and poli…

E-Books in Higher Education: Are We There Yet?
January 26, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin presents an update to the rapidly changing e-book and e-textbook landscape and provides some higher education stakeholders with a clearer view of the road ahead. As T…

Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns
December 3, 2009

Presentation at the 2009 EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) Symposium, December 3, 2009, in Carlsbad, California, by Michael B. Horn, Executive Director, Education, and co-founder o…

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