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The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010—Key Findings
October 22, 2010

This document presents the key findings from The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010. Since 2004, the annual ECAR study of undergraduate students and informa…

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010
October 22, 2010

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 ask …

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…

Good Citizen or Leader: The Case for Green IT
August 10, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin builds on Powering Down: Green IT in Higher Education, the 2010 ECAR study of green IT. Although this bulletin is not a digest of that study, it is offered as a g…

Market Profile: Rich Mobile Application Platforms for the Smartphone 2010
July 6, 2010

Rich mobile applications (RMAs) provide powerful opportunities for institutions to interact with students, faculty, and staff via the smartphones in their pockets. RMAs integrate with and levera…

BCNET: Collaboratively Building a Multi-Institutional Shared Green Data Center
June 10, 2010

This ECAR case study examines the work of BCNET, a Canadian not-for-profit organization that builds high-performance networks for British Columbia's research and education institutions. BCN…

Structuring the IT Organization for Cloud Services
June 15, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin is based on recent ECAR research on the continuing evolution of the IT help desk and the ramifications of above-campus services and cloud computing for higher educati…

Scientific Advances and Information Technology: Meeting Researchers’ Needs in a New Era of Discovery
June 1, 2010

This ECAR case study from the University of Washington discusses the key findings of the University of Washington “Conversations with UW Researchers” project and the UW 2008 Faculty Survey o…

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…

IT Organizations: Balancing Centralized Efficiencies with Localized Needs
May 4, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin outlines an approach for rethinking the structure for delivery of IT services in colleges and universities that have multiple IT groups. It examines where in the inst…

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