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Davis, Jim; Rocchio, Rosemary A. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2011
Mobile use of the Internet is on target to surpass fixed use by 2014. Three-fourths of all college/university students have purchased or intend to purchase an Internet-enabled handheld device within the next year. The smartphone market is changing almost monthly. Attempting to manage even just one or a few "devices" is becoming a lost…
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Internet, Educational Technology, Technological Advancement
Raths, David – Campus Technology, 2011
In many ways, specialized computer labs are the black holes of IT organizations. Budgets, equipment, employees--even space itself--are sucked in. Given a choice, many IT shops would engage warp drive and escape their gravitational pull forever. While Captain Kirk might have looked to Scotty for a fix to the problem, colleges and universities are…
Descriptors: Internet, Virtual Classrooms, Asynchronous Communication, Electronic Learning
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Sheard, Reed – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2010
When the author was brought on as CIO of Westmont College in October 2008, the president, Board of Trustees, and campus environment made it clear that technology needed a major overhaul to meet the college's growing requirements. Also, these changes needed to happen without significantly increasing the IT budget or staff. Marketing Charts…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Finance, Innovation
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Trappler, Thomas J. – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2010
Much recent discussion has focused on the pros and cons of cloud computing. Some institutions are attracted to cloud computing benefits such as rapid deployment, flexible scalability, and low initial start-up cost, while others are concerned about cloud computing risks such as those related to data location, level of service, and security…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk, Vendors, Best Practices