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Understanding What Higher Education Needs from E-Textbooks: An EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Pilot
July 17, 2013

Twenty-three colleges and universities collaborated with Internet2, EDUCAUSE, the publisher McGraw-Hill, and the e-textbook platform provider Courseload to deliver free digital versions…

The Chief Information Officer in Higher Education, 2013 Reports
July 2, 2013

This study provides information about  higher education CIOs’ attributes, education, experience, and effectiveness  and about the technology professionals who are likely to replace these CI…

The State of E-Learning in Higher Education: An Eye Toward Growth and Increased Access
June 21, 2013

*This maturity index has been integrated into the EDUCAUSE Benchmarking Service . Key Findings Nearly all institutions have a major interest in e-learning, at least at the level o…

Information Security
June 14, 2013

This Spotlight focuses on data from the 2012 Core Data Service (CDS) to better understand how higher education institutions approach information security activities. Information provided …

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…

What Does BYOE Mean for IT?: IT Leader Roundtable
May 15, 2013

The bring-your-own-everything (BYOE) phenomenon continues to gain momentum as more students, faculty, and staff use personal devices and services on campus. The person who previously brou…

Assessing Your Fiscal Bandwidth: Current Practices for Measuring IT Costs in Higher Education
May 14, 2013

Accurately and consistently measuring the cost of IT in higher education is an essential part of strategic IT management, yet according to IT leaders, cost data have proven elusive. What if a…

Enterprise Content-Aware DLP Solution Comparison and Select Vendor Profiles
May 14, 2013

This Gartner report covers content-aware data-loss prevention, which has grown up and is on the verge of becoming a standard part of security architecture. A small set of vendors dominate a major…

Using Analytics at UMBC: Encouraging Student Responsibility and Identifying Effective Course Designs
April 30, 2013

Higher education invests considerable resources into technology for academic purposes, but understanding whether those instructional technologies improve learning is often a difficult questio…

Leading a Multiple Project Mobile Learning Initiative: The Approach at Boise State University
April 9, 2013

Many colleges and universities have launched wide-ranging, device-specific mobile initiatives or invested substantial resources to make services mobile friendly in a platform-neutral manner…