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Higher Education's Top-Ten Strategic Technologies in 2014
February 12, 2014

Key Findings Analytics dominates the list, with four of the 10 technologies. Institutions are focusing on both learning and administrative analytics. Mobile apps are also prominent, wit…

Higher Education’s Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2015
January 12, 2015

Related Resources ECAR Working Group Technology Spotlights — Quite a few survey respondents indicated they were unfamiliar with various technologies. In Q1 2015 the ECAR W…

How Are Students Actually Using IT? An Ethnographic Study
November 29, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin describes an anthropological ethnographic analysis of student practices relating to the use of information technology on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) c…

How to Excel at Research Computing in Times of Diminishing Resources, Growing Demand, and Expanding Possibilities
April 30, 2014

For three days in January 2014, more than a hundred thought leaders met in Tempe, Arizona, to discuss the present and future challenges and opportunities for IT’s support of research . Recom…

Human Futures for Technology and Education
June 12, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR/HP Summer Symposium for Higher Education IT Executives, June 11-13, 2007, Boulder, Colorado. In January 2007, Michael Wesch released a video on the history o…

If I Had a Million Dollars
March 20, 2012

This ECAR Research Bulletin focuses on EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS) survey results related to a somewhat lighthearted but insightful hypothetical question about how two constituent groups mig…

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…

Improving Institutional Collaboration Through Unified Communications: A Study of Current Implementations
December 12, 2014

Many higher education institutions are experiencing a fundamental shift in enterprise communication and collaboration, with unified communications (UC) as the foundational service that helps enab…

Improving IT Governance in Higher Education
August 29, 2006

This research bulletin examines the ways many research universities govern their IT activities, explores some inherent problems in these processes, identifies several good practices, and suggests…

Information Technologies for eScience: A Preliminary Report from the University of Washington
March 24, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the key findings of the first two phases of the University of Washington eScience conversations, including important trends related to the need for data mana…