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ERIC Number: EJ847830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Trends in Current Issues, Y2K-2005
Maltz, Leslie; DeBlois, Peter B.
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v28 n2 p6-23 2005
EDUCAUSE inaugurated its annual Current Issues Survey in 2000 by asking the primary representatives, typically CIOs, of its member institutions to identify up to three critical IT issues (five starting in 2004) from among 30 to 40 in response to each of four questions. The survey response rate has typically been 35 to 40 percent, with a representative spread among all institutional sizes and types, showing a high level of interest in this annual pulse-taking. Each year, the Current Issues Committee, while trying to preserve a stable, comparative group of issues from which to choose, has adapted the survey to newly emerging issues, such as Collaboration/Partnerships, Enterprise-Level Portals, and Research Support, as well as to evolving nomenclature, such as Converging Technologies, E-Learning/Distributed Teaching and Learning, and Security and Identity Management. The Current Issues Committee has analyzed and reported annually on the top-ranked IT issues, presenting detailed demographic breakdowns and noting significant changes from recent years. With this article, the authors introduce a new element: an organized presentation of the top-five issues for all questions over the complete six-year history of the survey. Beyond simply presenting the top five issues, for the first time the authors show their relative importance, or weight, in terms of frequency of citation across all respondents. (Contains 5 tables, 4 figures and 15 endnotes.)
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Language: English
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