EDUCAUSE Review

EDUCASE Review is published bimonthly in print and online and takes a broad look at current developments and trends in information technology, how they may affect the college/ university as an institution, and what these mean for higher education and society.

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09 Jan 2015

The CIO Minute: Consistency

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09 Jan 2015

Don't Forget the "e" in IT

IT typically focuses on the technical side of its services, but we also need to carefully consider the "e" in IT — that is, the economics of IT and the benefits of applying economic an...

09 Jan 2015

IT Infrastructure Projects: A Framework for Analysis

The framework laid out here provides background to enhance understanding of the types of infrastructure projects, present capabilities, analyze benefits and risks, develop a cost model, and, by compa...

09 Jan 2015

Active Learning at Case Western University

Although related research is in its infancy, active learning approaches have increased in popularity as universities seek to help their students more fully engage in the learning process. Case Weste...

08 Jan 2015

The Top 10 IT Issues and the ELI Content Anchors: Convergence

The EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues and the ELI Content Anchor Survey converge on key areas, bringing together complementary perspectives. The Top 10 IT Issues focus on information technology, viewed throu...

08 Jan 2015

The Top 3 Strategic Information Security Issues

The EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues list presents a yearly look at the issues facing higher education institutions. This year, the EDUCAUSE IT Issues Panel invited the Higher Education Information Security...

08 Jan 2015

An Administrative IT Perspective on the Top 10 IT Issues

Three of the EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues for 2015 offer a useful lens for viewing administrative IT programs at higher education institutions. Taken together, these three issues can serve as a roadmap ...

07 Jan 2015

Top 10 IT Issues

An EDUCAUSE Research Snapshot infographic delving into additional statistics on the 2015 Top 10 IT Issuesread more

19 Dec 2014

Developing Strategies for Implementing Analytics

Interviewed members of the EDUCAUSE IT Issues Panel believe that analytics initiatives are critical to improving institutional business processes and ensuring student success.read more

18 Dec 2014

The Commons of Scholarly Communication: Beyond the Firm

Contemporary debates over open access in publishing strike me as an example of such a phenomenon. Much heat, if not great light, has been generated by contention over the danger this idea poses to st...

18 Dec 2014

False Assumptions

EDUCAUSE is introducing a new department for 2015 to be written by President Paul LeBlanc of Southern New Hampshire University. This is the first column in the six-part series, which will focus on in...

17 Dec 2014

The Texas Digital Library: A Model Collaboration

The Texas Digital Library is a consortium of 20 institutions that offers its members virtual storage and data access, along with long-term preservation of digital collections and data management. Th...

17 Dec 2014

Citizen Developers in UPenn's Nanofab Lab

Three lab engineers with no programming experience built a lab management app for the University of Pennsylvania's Quattrone Nanofabrication Facility in three weeks. Using cloud platforms with i...

17 Dec 2014

Using Design Thinking in Higher Education

Design thinking focuses on users and their needs, encourages brainstorming and prototyping, and rewards out-of-the-box thinking that takes "wild ideas" and transforms them into real-world sol...

15 Dec 2014

EDUCAUSE Review: Print Edition, Volume 50, Number 1, January/February 2015

This is the full issue of EDUCAUSE Review: Print Edition, Volume 50, Number 1, January/FebruaryEDUCAUSE Review: Print Edition, Volume 50, Number 1, January/February 2015read more

15 Dec 2014

Federated Identity as an Enabler for Education

For over a decade, Internet2 member institutions have been supporting many aspects of establishing the underpinnings of federated identity. Yale created CAS (Central Authentication Service). MIT deve...

15 Dec 2014

Managing Constant Change

...it's easy to be frustrated by the pace of change. A competitive nature, combined with a desire to experience the newest technology, creates an unwinnable situation. You may win a small battle ...

15 Dec 2014

Achieving the (Often Delicate) Balance between Technology and Information Security

Higher education leaders today face mounting pressure to compete for dwindling numbers of college applicants, account for learning outcomes, embrace technology innovation and disruption, and make key...

15 Dec 2014

Ten Reasons to Tackle the Top 10 IT Issues

The reasons IT professionals should tackle the top IT issues each year—as well as suggestions on how to do so—are woven throughout the past forty-nine years of EDUCAUSE Review publication...

15 Dec 2014

Top 10 IT Issues, 2015: Inflection Point

EDUCAUSE presents the top 10 IT issues facing higher education institutions this year. What is new about 2015? Nothing has changed. And everything has changed. Information technology has reached an ...

02 Dec 2014

The CIO Minute: Learning to Say No

Joanne Kossuth, CIO for the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, explains why saying no can help drive innovation and strategic thinking.read more

17 Nov 2014

8 Ways to Defend Higher Education against Cyberattacks

No single product can guarantee the security of systems and data, especially in the face of increasingly sophisticated threats. The real issues in protecting data may lie in an institution's pro...

13 Nov 2014

Investing in Quality Competency-Based Education

Investments in competency-based education programs make sense as our nation strives to educate an increasingly diverse population. Key indicators of quality for all stakeholders in CBE ecosystems ar...

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