EDUCAUSE Quarterly Magazine, Volume 28, Number 2, 2005

Volume 28   Number 2  2005
VIEWPOINTS
"At Least One" Way to Add Value to Conferences
Get more from attending a conference by stretching your personal and professional boundaries and following the "at least one" approach to attendance
By Warren J. Wilson
CURRENT ISSUES
Trends in Current Issues, Y2K – 2005
Desktop computing, distance education, and ubiquitous computing no longer appear among the top-five, while funding IT continues as top challenge and security continues to grow in importance
By Leslie Maltz, Peter B. DeBlois, and the EDUCAUSE Current Issues Committee
FEATURE ARTICLES
Whose System Is It, Anyway? Partnering with Faculty in Administrative System Projects
Involving the faculty in planning and implementing administrative systems fosters campus-wide engagement and support
By Lea Pennock and Rick Bunt
Software Agents to Assist in Distance Learning Environments
Software agents can act as teaching assistants for distance learning courses by monitoring and managing course activities
By Sheung-On Choy, Sin-Chun Ng, and Yiu-Chung Tsang
Arts Go the Distance: Creating a Low-Budget, Long-Distance Collaboration
Bradley University and the University of Central Florida used Internet2 to stage Antigone from multiple sites
By John Shafer, George Brown, Be Boyd, Danielle Marino, and Don Merritt
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
What's Next After You Say Hello: First Steps in Mentoring
A co-mentoring relationship with mutuality and clear goals benefits both those involved
By William F. Hogue and Ernest M. Pringle
GOOD IDEAS
Monsters in the Closet: Spyware Awareness and Prevention
Despite the stealthy nature of the threat, you can take measures to remove spyware from your system and prevent reinfection
By Christofer Sean Cordes
The "Zen" of Risk Assessment
The time and resources needed for proper risk assessment can be mitigated and the benefits magnified by making assessment an ongoing, rule-based process
By Cedric Bennett and Richard Jacik
Working Overseas: Implementing Technology for a Branch Campus in the Middle East
Establishing IT infrastructure for a branch campus in Qatar offered unique challenges and rewards to a team from Texas A&M University
By Timothy M. Chester
Managing Large Volumes of Assignments
A system designed to cope with a growing volume of assignments has lowered costs, reduced errors, and increased satisfaction of students and faculty
By James Park and John Hagen
RESEARCH IN BRIEF
Changing Course Management Systems: Lessons Learned
Converting a Blackboard course to Desire2Learn taught us some of the hazards and benefits of changing course management systems
By Kathy A. Smart and Katrina A. Meyer
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