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Empowering Technology Research Support: University of Washington
February 1, 2013

The University of Washington Information Technology (UW-IT) department and UW’s eScience Institute have been charged with supporting the research community’s vast and sophisticated technolo…

Evaluating Course Management Technology: A Pilot Case Study
November 23, 2004

This research bulletin describes the results of a pilot case study at Brandeis University, Wesleyan University, and Williams College that was based on an evaluation framework for analyzing course…

Exploring IT Standards for Academic Construction
March 23, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin will help IT administrators determine how to document, verify, and think about IT standards for academic construction, including renovations and new construction for …

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…

Formal Planning Optimizes BYOE Opportunities: University of Florida
June 3, 2013

“Bring your own everything” ( BYOE ) represents more than people using their own devices on campus and upgrading the i nstitution’s wireless network accordingly. It is a convergenc…

Getting Serious About Sustainable IT: Metrics, Tools, and Solutions
July 14, 2009

This ECAR This research bulletin provides a review of current tools and metrics for assessing IT sustainability and green initiatives. It evaluates current measurement tools and proposes conceptu…

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…

Green IT Survey
May 26, 2009

This May 2009 survey is a critical component of the EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) study of how higher education information technology (IT) organizations are participating in institu…

Grid Computing
September 3, 2002

Research is fundamental to colleges and universities. The next generation of IT infrastructure for research includes grid computing and cyberinfrastructure. Leading-edge scientists are reconceptu…

Hadoop: ECAR-WG Technology Spotlight
March 30, 2015

Apache Hadoop is an open-source software project for reliable, scalable, distributed computing . Hadoop enables big-data storage and processing by dividing the work across computer clu…