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Highlights of the 2011 ECAR Symposium: IT as a Game Changer

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


This ECAR research bulletin presents highlights from the 2011 ECAR Symposium, held July 28–29 in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to a synthesis of keynote talks by Doug Lynch, University of Pennsylvania Vice Dean of the Graduate School of Education, Ryan Oakes, Accenture Higher Education Senior Executive, and Brad Wheeler, Indiana University Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, the bulletin captures and explores the creative ideas from participant discussions. The symposium included a talk about the future of ECAR research by Susan Grajek, EDUCAUSE Vice President for Data, Research, and Analytics. See slides from the 2011 ECAR Symposium and the 2011–2012 ECAR Research Agenda.

A video interview with several Symposium attendees was created on-site, while they completed the statement: “For IT to Be A Game-Changer in Higher Education, We Must…”

Citation for this Work: EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research. “Highlights of the 2011 ECAR Symposium: IT as a Game Changer.” (Research Bulletin). Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research, September 21, 2011, available from

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