EDUCAUSE Quarterly Magazine, Volume 30, Number 4, 2007

VIEWPOINT
Commons 2.0: Library Spaces Designed for Collaborative Learning
The information commons must adapt and evolve to become Commons 2.0, fostering student learning in new and creative ways
By Bryan Sinclair
CURRENT ISSUES
A Security Checklist for ERP Implementations
A study of ERP security issues produced a checklist that shows institutions what to look for while letting vendors know what campuses consider important
By Joy R. Hughes and Robert Beer
FEATURE ARTICLES
Use and Users of Digital Resources
A survey explored scholar’s attitudes about educational technology environments in the humanities
By Diane Harley
Faculty Perceptions of Technology Projects
A study explored cost versus impact on teaching and learning of small and large technology projects
By Whitney Ransom, Charles R. Graham, and Jon Mott
Student Campus Technology Trends: 2001 Versus 2006
Five-year trends revealed by an annual residence hall survey help campus technology planning
By Tena B. Crews, Herbert F. Brown, Sandra Bray, and Ernest M. Pringle
Design and Development of a Faculty Technology Practices Directory
A dynamic information base aids research into existing technology practices among faculty and fosters partnerships
By Kevin Oliver
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
A Learning Opportunity for Staff: Simulating an IT Department Review
Simulating an external department review at the imaginary Highhopes College gave IT staff at Skidmore College a very real opportunity for professional development
By Justin Sipher and Gene Spencer
GOOD IDEAS
Maximizing Student Teams to Support IT
The TWIST project takes advantage of student teams to enhance, expand, and complement the IT organization
By Lisa Caughron
Student Workers in Educational Technology Support
When linking service learning and university development, who benefits and in what ways?
By Christoph Meier and Franziska Zellweger Moser
Taking “From Scratch” Out of Problem Solving

Four tools of the trade facilitate solving IT problems in higher ed by removing the need to develop solutions “from scratch” every time a problem arises

By Wayne Brown
Successful Clicker Standardization
Standardizing on a single clicker system addresses problems arising from use of multiple student response systems, from technical support to student costs
By Jim Twetten, M. K. Smith, Jim Julius, and Linda Murphy-Boyer
DEPARTMENTS
EDUCAUSE News
Recommended Reading
Annual Index