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Educause Quarterly

2008 Volume 31, Number 2

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Toolbox or Trap? Course Management Systems and Pedagogy

    Lisa M. Lane

    Creating an online class is a task of construction. A course management system (CMS) provides faculty with a set of tools, a kit to use as they build their classes. While campuses have adopted CMSs... More

    pp. 4-6

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  2. Are Your IT Staff Working Too Hard?

    Alan Oxley

    How do IT managers protect their staff from working excessively long hours? To begin addressing the problem of overworked staff, IT managers should educate themselves about legal regulations... More

    pp. 7-9

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  3. Making a Smart Campus in Saudi Arabia

    Eltayab Salih Abuelyaman

    Prince Sultan University (PSU) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has conceptualized what it means to be a smart campus after surveying similar notions worldwide. A "smart" campus requires smart teachers,... More

    pp. 10-12

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  4. Current Issues Survey Report, 2008

    Debra H. Allison & Peter B. DeBlois

    This article presents the ninth annual EDUCAUSE Current Issues Survey results, which show a good deal of movement among the most critical challenges facing campus information technology leaders in ... More

    pp. 14-30

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  5. Open Source in Education

    Shaheen E. Lakhan & Kavita Jhunjhunwala

    Educational institutions have rushed to put their academic resources and services online, beginning the global community onto a common platform and awakening the interest of investors. Despite... More

    pp. 32-40

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  6. The Space Is the Message: First Assessment of a Learning Studio

    Jim S. C. Tom, Kenneth Voss & Christopher Scheetz

    Responsibility for support of technology in teaching and learning at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) falls within the Information Technology Services (ITS) unit. Notwithstanding funding... More

    pp. 42-52

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  7. Interactivity in Library Presentations Using a Personal Response System

    Evelyne Corcos & Vivienne Monty

    To introduce students to library research skills, university faculty often encourage them to attend hour-long presentations offered by the library. This face-to-face introduction to research skills... More

    pp. 53-60

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  8. In Plain English, Please: Effective IT Communications

    Lisa Trubitt & Mur Muchane

    Colleges and universities have become increasingly dependent on technology to accomplish nearly every aspect of their work. The range of systems and services supported by IT staff enrich teaching, ... More

    pp. 62-65

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  9. Developing an E-Learning Strategy for Public Universities in Ghana

    Isaiah T. Awidi

    While technology has enabled online education in many countries, the same cannot be said for African public universities. Universities in Ghana have made some progress in building networking... More

    pp. 66-69

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  10. A Policy-Based Approach to Technology Systems

    Robert M. Kuhn, Kimberly H. Brookes & Nephellie Bellos

    Discussions with a central IT organization about integration with existing systems on campus, support costs for the new implementation, and total cost of ownership frequently become adversarial.... More

    pp. 70-74

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  11. Applying a Metrics Report Card

    Martin Klubeck & Michael Langthorne

    In this article, the authors suggest that providing a report card enables an IT department to check its progress and overall performance; communicate the department's effectiveness to university... More

    pp. 75-77

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  12. Creating a Five-Minute Conversation about Cyberinfrastructure

    Klara Jelinkova, Terezsa Carvalho, Dorette Kerian, Boyd Knosp, Kent Percival & Stan Yagi

    Cyberinfrastructure is the IT infrastructure that enables scientific inquiry. It anticipates a scientific and scholarly world that is increasingly dependent on information technology. It has many... More

    pp. 78-82

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