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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Privacy Considerations In Cloud-Based Teaching And Learning Environments

    In this white paper, the authors outline the privacy issues relevant to using cloud-based instructional tools or cloud-based teaching and learning environments for faculty members and those supporting instruction. The discussion of how teaching and learning in an increasingly technological environment has transformed the way we interact and interpret FERPA...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Blended Learning: A Report On The ELI Focus Session

    This white paper is a synthesis of the key ideas, themes, and concepts that emerged from those sessions. This white paper also includes links to supporting focus session materials, recordings, and resources. It represents a harvesting of the key elements that we, as a teaching and learning community, need to...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    7 Things You Should Know About: Cloud Computing

    When a medical researcher at the university's teaching hospital won a federal grant to study new treatments for Alzheimer's patients, he requested a sophisticated computer system - unlike anything the IT department had previously implemented or supported - including both storage and application components. Although part of the grant could...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Cloud Computing and the Power to Choose

    Some of the most significant changes in information technology are those that have given the individual user greater power to choose. The first of these changes was the development of the personal computer. The PC liberated the individual user from the limitations of the mainframe and minicomputers and from the...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing might or might not be a way of the future, but in any case, it will be understood only in retrospect. IT history is full of dashed hopes and big surprises. Magnetic bubble memory and the Internet broke on the scene in the 1970s. Both were expected to...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Shaping the Higher Education Cloud

    As technologies like virtualization and cloud computing assume important places within the IT landscape, higher education leaders will need to consider which institutional services they wish to leave to consumer choice, which ones they wish to source and administer "somewhere else," and which services they should operate centrally or locally...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Mobile Learning: Context And Prospects

    This white paper is a synthesis of the key ideas, themes, and concepts that emerged from those sessions. The white paper also includes links to relevant focus session materials, recordings, and archives. It represents a harvesting of the key elements that we as a teaching and learning community need to...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Cloud Computing in Higher Education

    Information technologists - particularly those in higher education - are skeptical about hype. After all, haven't the authors all seen, heard of, tried, used, or continued to use service bureaus, application hosts, grids, and other sourcing techniques? So what is different about the cloud? The first key difference is technical:...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    It Service Management - White Paper

    IT Service Management (ITSM) is a way of viewing IT services from the perspective of the customer. Customers have a holistic view of IT services. If their computer doesn't connect to a server, they don't know whether the problem is with the server, the network, or their computer, all they...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    7 Things You Should Know About...Virtualization

    In a traditional computing environment, individual machines typically run a single operating system and a single application. Server capacity often significantly exceeds the requirements for any single application, and, as a result, hardware utilization rates in many data centers are frequently below 20%. Virtualization is an approach by which several...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Learning Environments: Where Space, Technology, And Culture Converge

    When new technologies emerge, they are initially understood and often first applied in familiar ways and by means of familiar metaphors. Early printed volumes appeared in fonts that resembled those of manuscripts, for instance, so as to borrow the status and perceived value of the then-traditional form. Even as information...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Demystifying Cloud Computing for Higher Education

    A thorough review of the burgeoning (or Perhaps Billowing!) literature on cloud computing leaves one simultaneously excited and confused. Excitement and confusion are common companions for information technologists who are confronted regularly with things that are new, things that promise to transform, and things with ambiguous names! The review of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    The Role of IT in Campus Sustainability Efforts

    As the impact of worldwide carbon emissions comes into sharper focus, college and university sustainability efforts are increasingly turning green, focusing on ways to use resources more efficiently, consume less, and reduce campus carbon footprints. Yet, despite the direct impact of IT on institutional carbon levels and the potential for...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    The Role of IT in Campus Security and Emergency Management

    Vulnerabilities on the campuses of nation's colleges and universities have come into sharp focus in recent years, dominating headlines with what seems like increasing frequency and greater consequence. Brought together by a common purpose to explore proactive approaches to emergency management and a desire to learn about emerging technologies on...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Collaboration Tools

    Students use technology in natural ways that allow them to do what they want: communicate with anyone they want, in the time and space that suits them best. Easily accessible and user-friendly, collaboration tools allow students to explore, share, engage, and connect with people and content in meaningful ways that...

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  • White Papers // May 2006

    Simulations, Games, And Learning

    Most of us begin a discussion of games with some discomfort and with an incomplete experience base. For many educators, the term "Game" conjures up a mental image of playing cards or a game like Jeopardy. These "Casual games" are brief (five minutes to two hours) and simplistic. Today's games...

    Provided By EDUCAUSE

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    The Role of IT in Campus Security and Emergency Management

    Vulnerabilities on the campuses of nation's colleges and universities have come into sharp focus in recent years, dominating headlines with what seems like increasing frequency and greater consequence. Brought together by a common purpose to explore proactive approaches to emergency management and a desire to learn about emerging technologies on...

    Provided By EDUCAUSE

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    The Role of IT in Campus Sustainability Efforts

    As the impact of worldwide carbon emissions comes into sharper focus, college and university sustainability efforts are increasingly turning green, focusing on ways to use resources more efficiently, consume less, and reduce campus carbon footprints. Yet, despite the direct impact of IT on institutional carbon levels and the potential for...

    Provided By EDUCAUSE

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    It Service Management - White Paper

    IT Service Management (ITSM) is a way of viewing IT services from the perspective of the customer. Customers have a holistic view of IT services. If their computer doesn't connect to a server, they don't know whether the problem is with the server, the network, or their computer, all they...

    Provided By EDUCAUSE

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Cloud Computing in Higher Education

    Information technologists - particularly those in higher education - are skeptical about hype. After all, haven't the authors all seen, heard of, tried, used, or continued to use service bureaus, application hosts, grids, and other sourcing techniques? So what is different about the cloud? The first key difference is technical:...

    Provided By EDUCAUSE

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Shaping the Higher Education Cloud

    As technologies like virtualization and cloud computing assume important places within the IT landscape, higher education leaders will need to consider which institutional services they wish to leave to consumer choice, which ones they wish to source and administer "somewhere else," and which services they should operate centrally or locally...

    Provided By EDUCAUSE

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Cloud Computing and the Power to Choose

    Some of the most significant changes in information technology are those that have given the individual user greater power to choose. The first of these changes was the development of the personal computer. The PC liberated the individual user from the limitations of the mainframe and minicomputers and from the...

    Provided By EDUCAUSE

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Collaboration Tools

    Students use technology in natural ways that allow them to do what they want: communicate with anyone they want, in the time and space that suits them best. Easily accessible and user-friendly, collaboration tools allow students to explore, share, engage, and connect with people and content in meaningful ways that...

    Provided By EDUCAUSE

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    7 Things You Should Know About...Virtualization

    In a traditional computing environment, individual machines typically run a single operating system and a single application. Server capacity often significantly exceeds the requirements for any single application, and, as a result, hardware utilization rates in many data centers are frequently below 20%. Virtualization is an approach by which several...

    Provided By EDUCAUSE

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Demystifying Cloud Computing for Higher Education

    A thorough review of the burgeoning (or Perhaps Billowing!) literature on cloud computing leaves one simultaneously excited and confused. Excitement and confusion are common companions for information technologists who are confronted regularly with things that are new, things that promise to transform, and things with ambiguous names! The review of...

    Provided By EDUCAUSE

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing might or might not be a way of the future, but in any case, it will be understood only in retrospect. IT history is full of dashed hopes and big surprises. Magnetic bubble memory and the Internet broke on the scene in the 1970s. Both were expected to...

    Provided By EDUCAUSE

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    7 Things You Should Know About: Cloud Computing

    When a medical researcher at the university's teaching hospital won a federal grant to study new treatments for Alzheimer's patients, he requested a sophisticated computer system - unlike anything the IT department had previously implemented or supported - including both storage and application components. Although part of the grant could...

    Provided By EDUCAUSE

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Privacy Considerations In Cloud-Based Teaching And Learning Environments

    In this white paper, the authors outline the privacy issues relevant to using cloud-based instructional tools or cloud-based teaching and learning environments for faculty members and those supporting instruction. The discussion of how teaching and learning in an increasingly technological environment has transformed the way we interact and interpret FERPA...

    Provided By EDUCAUSE

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Blended Learning: A Report On The ELI Focus Session

    This white paper is a synthesis of the key ideas, themes, and concepts that emerged from those sessions. This white paper also includes links to supporting focus session materials, recordings, and resources. It represents a harvesting of the key elements that we, as a teaching and learning community, need to...

    Provided By EDUCAUSE

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Mobile Learning: Context And Prospects

    This white paper is a synthesis of the key ideas, themes, and concepts that emerged from those sessions. The white paper also includes links to relevant focus session materials, recordings, and archives. It represents a harvesting of the key elements that we as a teaching and learning community need to...

    Provided By EDUCAUSE

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Learning Environments: Where Space, Technology, And Culture Converge

    When new technologies emerge, they are initially understood and often first applied in familiar ways and by means of familiar metaphors. Early printed volumes appeared in fonts that resembled those of manuscripts, for instance, so as to borrow the status and perceived value of the then-traditional form. Even as information...

    Provided By EDUCAUSE

  • White Papers // May 2006

    Simulations, Games, And Learning

    Most of us begin a discussion of games with some discomfort and with an incomplete experience base. For many educators, the term "Game" conjures up a mental image of playing cards or a game like Jeopardy. These "Casual games" are brief (five minutes to two hours) and simplistic. Today's games...

    Provided By EDUCAUSE