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Making the Case for the Information Strategy
September 6, 2011

Whether improving access to learning resources and research collections, developing management information systems to support decision making, or facilitating better communication, the informa…

Managing Your IT Portfolio Risk: The Trailing Edge You Don’t Want to Admit To
August 16, 2005

The evaluation and remediation of the risks posed by trailing-edge or obsolete systems is a critical component of an enterprise risk management (ERM) strategy—the process of planning, orga…

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Transforming the Campus Experience with the MIT Mobile Web
April 30, 2009

This ECAR case study complements the 2009 ECAR study by Mark C. Sheehan with Judith A. Pirani, Spreading the Word: Messaging and Communications in Higher Education. The study examines current…

Maximize Institutional Relationships with CRMs
July 31, 2014

This Spotlight focuses on data from the 2013 Core Data Service to better understand how higher education institutions approach customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Information provid…

Measuring IT Staff Time at Georgia State University
February 19, 2008

This research bulletin explores the methodology used by the Georgia State University Information Systems and Technology division to manage large, cross-divisional IT projects and track all IT sta…

Messaging and Communication Survey
July 17, 2008

This July 2008 survey is a critical component of the EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) study of messaging and communication in higher education. It seeks to understand the provision, pol…

Mobility and Higher Education: Not Just the Next Big Thing
October 23, 2006

This research bulletin describes the University of Cincinnati strategy for addressing a fundamental shift in communication technologies in higher education, and for meeting—or exceeding—commu…

Models of Open Educational Resources: OpenCourseWare, Sofia, and the Open Learning Initiative
October 25, 2005

This research bulletin strives to clarify the complex landscape of open educational content by exploring the distinctions, challenges, and accomplishments among programs focused on opencoursewar…

Next Generation Administrative Systems: Philosophy, Principles, and Technology
September 11, 2007

It is time to think differently about administrative systems in colleges and universities. Using the Kuali Student Service System as an illustration, this ECAR research bulletin discusses a visio…

Online Advising
July 23, 2002

This Research Bulletin examines online advising, providing examples of freshman planning, automated credit transfer evaluation, student development, personalized service portals, and financial ai…

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