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The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009
October 22, 2009

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 …

E-Books for Academe: A Study from Gettysburg College
October 20, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin analyzes the potential impact of electronic books (e-books) on higher education. It draws evidence from a series of small qualitative studies and focus groups with fac…

Copyright, Fair Use, and Teaching and Learning Innovation in a Web 2.0 World
July 28, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin reviews some of the basic tenets of copyright in the digital millennium. Specifically, it discusses the ways in which copyright law, fair use provisions, and the TEACH…

Unity in Diversity at the University of Porto
July 23, 2009

In July 2007 ECAR initiated preliminary efforts to extend its research understanding of information technology practices outside of the United States and Canada. The goal was to study important …

Intellectual Property Policies, E-Learning, and Web 2.0: Intersections and Open Questions
April 7, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin focuses on institutional intellectual property (IP) policy related to instructional products and systems generally and to e-learning specifically. It contrasts IP poli…

Assessing the Future: E-Portfolio Trends, Uses, and Options in Higher Education
February 24, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin overviews the use of e-portfolios in higher education. The analysis of the potential benefits in post-secondary settings also includes considerations of the obstacles …

Scholarly Practice in the Digital Age
December 5, 2008

Presentation at the 2008 EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) Symposium, December 4, 2008, in Boca Raton, Florida, by Paul N. Courant, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, Univ…

IT Engagement in the Future of Medical Education
December 9, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin focuses on how the latest wave of information technology advances is shaping the future of medical education to achieve the reform objectives outlined by the Associat…

Students and Information Technology in Higher Education: 2009 Survey Questionnaire
February 23, 2009

This is the February 2009 ECAR survey instrument used for the ECAR research study of student information technology use and skills in higher education. Citation for This Work : EDUCAUSE Cen…

Content Management for the Enterprise: CMS Definition and Selection
October 28, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin traces the content management practices and strategies adopted by distance education provider Athabasca University (AU) in Alberta, Canada. It discusses generalizable …

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