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These thought-provoking books, authored by community experts, peers, and college and university presidents, take a look at important issues that are changing the landscape of education and information technology.
Download these complimentary EDUCAUSE eBooks to your laptop or tablet. To order print copies, simply select the publication's title link below. You may also contact EDUCAUSE at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-449-4430.
Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies
Diana G. Oblinger, Editor
EDUCAUSE, May 2012; PDF and HTML formats
New models and new technologies allow us to rethink many of the premises of education—location and time, credits and credentials, knowledge creation and sharing. Institutions are finding new ways of achieving higher education’s mission without being crippled by constraints or overpowered by greater expectations. Game Changers, a collection of chapters and case studies contributed by college and university presidents, provosts, faculty, and other stakeholders, explores these new models.
Former EDUCAUSE President and CEO Diana Oblinger talks about Game Changers, published with generous support of Ellucian.
EDUCAUSE e-books are available in electronic format (HTML and PDF). The pages are formatted for easy scrolling in HTML and easy printing as facing pages in PDF. Interested readers can print out individual chapters or the entire book. Web-only resources provided with each book must be viewed and printed separately.
The Tower and the Cloud
Richard N. Katz, Editor
EDUCAUSE, Published: October 2008; PDF format
The Tower and the Cloud explains how empowerment of the individual reduces the reliance on traditional institutions in favor of emerging virtual ones, while ubiquitous access to high-speed networks makes it possible to leverage scale economies. This volume examines the impact of IT on higher education and on the IT organization in higher education.
Diana G. Oblinger, Editor
EDUCAUSE; Published: October 2006; HTML and PDF formats
Learning Spaces focuses on how learner expectations influence spaces, the principles and activities that facilitate learning, and the role of technology from the perspective of those who create learning environments: faculty, learning technologists, librarians, and administrators. This e-book represents an ongoing exploration as we bring together space, technology, and pedagogy to ensure learner success.
Cultivating Careers: Professional Development for Campus IT
Cynthia Golden, Editor
EDUCAUSE; Published: June 2006; HTML and PDF formats
Provides an overview of current principles and practices for career development of IT professionals in higher education. Edited by EDUCAUSE Vice President Cynthia Golden and written by top leaders in the industry who have distinguished themselves and their organizations for sharpening others' skills, institutional savvy, and ability to lead.
Educating the Net Generation
Diana G. Oblinger and James L. Oblinger, Editors
EDUCAUSE; Published: February 2005; HTML and PDF formats
The Net Generation has grown up with information technology. The aptitudes, attitudes, expectations, and learning styles of Net Gen students reflect the environment in which they were raised-one that is decidedly different from that which existed when faculty and administrators were growing up. This collection explores the Net Gen and the implications for institutions in areas such as teaching, service, learning space design, faculty development, and curriculum. Contributions by educators and students are included.
EDUCAUSE Leadership Strategies Book Series
When you need reliable information on IT issues of critical importance to administrators and other professionals in higher education, look no further than the EDUCAUSE Leadership Strategies book series.
Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers; Published by Jossey-Bass
- Computer and Network Security in Higher Education
Mark Luker and Rodney Petersen, Editors
Jossey-Bass Publishers; Published: November 2003; 142 pages; Hardcopy and PDF formats
- Organizing and Managing Information Resources on Your Campus
Polley A. McClure, Editor
Jossey-Bass Publishers; Published: May 2003; 172 pages; Hardcopy and PDF formats
- Technology Everywhere: A Campus Agenda for Educating and Managing Workers in the Digital Age
Brian L. Hawkins, Julia A. Rudy, and William H. Wallace, Jr., Editors
Jossey-Bass Publishers; Published: April 2002; 176 pages; Hardcopy and PDF formats
- Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning: Leading and Supporting the Transformation on Your Campus
Carole Barone and Paul Hagner, Editors
Jossey-Bass Publishers; Published: August 2001; 140 pages; Hardcopy format
- Partnering in the Learning Marketspace
Ann Hill Duin, Linda L. Baer, Doreen Starke-Meyerring
Jossey-Bass Publishers; Published: February 2001; 160 pages; Hardcopy format
- Information Alchemy: The Art and Science of Knowledge Management
Gerald Bernbom, Editor
Jossey-Bass Publishers; Published: October 2000; 152 pages; Hardcopy format
- The "E" Is for Everything: E-Commerce, E-Business, and E-Learning in Higher Education
Richard N. Katz, Diana Oblinger, Editors
Jossey-Bass Publishers; Published: May 2000; 142 pages; Hardcopy format
- Preparing Your Campus for a Networked Future
Mark Luker, Editor
Jossey-Bass Publishers; Published: October 1999; 136 pages; Hardcopy format
Forum for the Future of Higher Education
The Forum for the Future of Higher Education is a community of academic leaders and scholars from across the country who explore new thinking and ideas in higher education. The Forum facilitates shared inquiry and collaboration on issues likely to influence the future of higher education, primarily in economics and finance, institutional strategy, new learning media and technology, shifts in the global political economy, advances in the cognitive and neurosciences, the student and workplace of the future, and the relationship between campus and community. The Forum sponsors and creates research, presents scholarship at annual Aspen symposia, and disseminates findings throughout higher education.
View all publications from the Forum for the Future of Higher Education. EDUCAUSE and the Forum have a long-term strategic partnership designed to make available to campus leaders and scholars new thinking on key and emerging issues likely to affect their institutions.
- Web Portals & Higher Education: Technologies to Make IT Personal
Richard N. Katz and Associates, Editors
Jossey-Bass Publishers; Published: February 2002; 171 pages; Hardcopy and PDF formats
- Renewing Administration: Preparing Colleges and Universities for the 21st Century
Diana G. Oblinger & Richard N. Katz, Editors
Sponsored by EDUCAUSE and IBM
Anker Publishing Company, Inc.; Published: August 1999; 360 pages; Hardcopy format
- Information Technology in Higher Education: Assessing Its Impact and Planning for the Future
Richard Katz and Julie Rudy, Editors
Jossey-Bass Publishers; Published: July 1999; 89 pages; Hardcopy format
- Dancing with the Devil: Information Technology and the New Competition in Higher Education
Richard N. Katz and Associates
Jossey-Bass Publishers; Published: November 1998; 144 pages; Hardcopy format
- The Mirage of Continuity: Reconfiguring Academic Information Resources for the 21st Century
Brian L. Hawkins and Patricia Battin, Editors
Published: September 1998; 302 pages; Hardcopy format