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Crowdsourcing Design: Using the Ideal Space Design Exercise to Gather Student Feedback on Collaborative Space Redesigns
March 26, 2014 | A session at the NERCOMP Annual Conference

What do students want in an informal collaborative space? Using an ideal space design exercise, our library found out. During the session, participants will have the opportunity to draw what they…

Crowdsourcing: Sounds Great, but Hard to Do
September 5, 2012

Crowdsourcing! Co-creation! Curation! It seems as if everyone is trumpeting the "Cs" as the future of publishing and content. Not ones to be left behind, we’ve been thinking about usi…

Increasing Your IT Security Capabilities through Crowdsourcing
October 17, 2013 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2013

What kind of reputation does your IT security department have? Do users consider you a hindrance, roadblock, and a reliable source of "no" as an answer to every question? Learn how to cha…

DC News: Copyright Office Request for Information on Crowdsourcing for Digitization Project
May 1, 2012

The U.S. Copyright Office has initiated a project to digitize and make available online the historical records of copyrights dating from 1870 to 1977. The Library expects to issue a future reque…

Crowdsourcing in Higher Education IT
September 27, 2011

Key Takeaways Crowdsourcing can provide valuable feedback on allocating scarce resources while meeting community needs for IT services. Monitoring the contributions of ideas…

The Participatory Design of a (Today and) Future Digital Entomology Lab
September 27, 2011

Key Takeaways Digital laboratories complement empirical science–based courses while providing flexibility in when and where students conduct lab study. Virtual collaborative…

Creating a Mobile Community of App Developers
March 29, 2011

Key Takeaways The fragmented and evolving nature of the mobile market makes it nearly impossible to develop apps for every platform . The University of Michigan mobile team…

Preparing the Masses for Yet Another LMS Migration: How BU Used a Crowdsourcing Concept to Train 4,000 Faculty and Thrived
March 12, 2013 | A session at the NERCOMP Annual Conference

LMS migrations for an institution of any size can be a challenge when it comes to training. While there may never be "one size fits all" solution to any problem, at Boston University we f…

Apprehending the Future: Emerging Technologies, from Science Fiction to Campus Reality
May 28, 2009

©2009 Bryan Alexander. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License ( ). EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 44, no.…

Crowdsourcing the IT Help Desk: A Cloud Approach to Mass Intelligence
April 21, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin refines the concepts of crowdsourcing and mass intelligence and provides several notable examples of their vast potential when they are used together. As higher educat…


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