EDUCAUSE Quarterly Magazine, Volume 29, Number 2, 2006

Volume 29   Number 2  2006
VIEWPOINTS
The Closing of the U.S. Open University
The launch and fairly rapid closure of the USOU provide a cautionary tale for educational enterprises—know your market and plan accordingly
By Katrina A. Meyer
Connecting the Digital Dots: Literacy of the 21st Century
Literacy today depends on understanding the multiple media that make up our high-tech reality and developing the skills to use them effectively
By Barbara R. Jones-Kavalier and Suzanne L. Flannigan
CURRENT ISSUES
Current IT Issues Survey Report, 2006
Security and Identity Management edges out Funding IT as the top strategic challenge, while Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity reemerges
By Barbara I. Dewey, Peter B. DeBlois, and the EDUCAUSE Current Issues Committee
FEATURE ARTICLES
Value Disciplines: A Lens for Successful Decision Making in IT
Applying the concept of value disciplines on campus helps align IT efforts with institutional goals
By Marc Eichen
Of Portals, Policies, and Poets
Implementing a portal provides an opportunity for collaboration, reflection, and change on campus
By Rick Bunt and Lea Pennock
The Value of Teaching and Learning Technology: Beyond ROI
Measuring the value of an investment instead of dollar-for-dollar return provides a clearer picture of benefits and costs
By Jonathan D. Mott and Garin Granata
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
A Roadmap for IT Leadership and the Next Ten Years
The newest challenge facing CIOs in higher education is to become technology advocates and CIO leaders, not leaders of technology mechanics
By Timothy M. Chester
GOOD IDEAS
Social Software in Academia
Still new on campus, social software tools can support students and staff beyond the classroom, reaching around the world for learning and communication
By Todd Bryant
Managing Intellectual Property for Distance Learning
The University System of Georgia selects intellectual property for inclusion in online courses using a formal protocol and assessment process
By Liz Johnson
RESEARCH IN BRIEF
E-Learning and International Education in The Netherlands
Research explored the relationship between distance learning and internationalization of education in The Netherlands to find best practices
By Henk Frencken, Ria Jacobi, and Karen Jager
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