EDUCAUSE Quarterly Magazine, Volume 30, Number 3, 2007

Volume 30   Number 3  2007
VIEWPOINTS
The New Economy, Technology, and Learning Outcomes Assessment
Answering calls for change entails meaningful assessments of technology-enabled learning
By Anne H. Moore
Becoming Net Savvy
All of us bear responsibility for learning to be net savvy and supporting the members of our campus communities in the same lifelong process
By Diana G. Oblinger
CURRENT ISSUES
Top-Ten Teaching and Learning Issues, 2007
Creating a culture of evidence tops the list of important issues as the academic technology profession moves to an "Instruction 2.0" world
By John P. Campbell, Diana G. Oblinger, and Colleagues
FEATURE ARTICLES
Text Messaging to Improve Social Presence in Online Learning
A pilot study of text messaging explored its usefulness in enhancing social presence and communication in online courses
By J. Barry DuVall, Matthew R. Powell, Elizabeth Hodge, and Maureen Ellis
Accessibility of Instructional Web Sites in Higher Education
A collaborative program offers assessment and consultation to instructional Web site developers for Section 508 compliance
By Kay Lewis, Diane Yoder, Elizabeth Riley, Yvonne So, and Sarah Yusufali
Implementing Authentic Tasks in Web-Based Learning Environments
The instructor's inclusion of authentic activities improves the quality of student interaction and learning in online classrooms
By Younghee Woo, Jan Herrington, Shirley Agostinho, and Thomas C. Reeves
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Tailoring Professional Development for IT Staff
When it comes to professional development, one size doesn't fit all—a broad range of professional development activities better serves the institution
By Christine E. Haile and Lisa Trubitt
GOOD IDEAS
Strategic Planning for Technological Change
Building technological change into the strategic planning process prepares an institution to anticipate, recognize, and adapt to change
By Bart Strong
Guidelines for Working with Law Enforcement Agencies
Campus security officers must balance privacy and security issues in dealing with law enforcement agencies as part of their institutions' legal obligations
By Michael Corn
Service-Oriented Architecture—What Is It, and How Do We Get One?
SOA can provide a secure, reliable, and agile architecture that benefits the entire institution
By Jim Phelps and Brian Busby
A Model of American Higher Education in the Middle East
The American University of Kuwait relies on its technology infrastructure to support and deliver the American model of higher education in the Middle East
By Sean Dollman
Espace
A student peer-feedback tool enhances the educational quality of assignments without overburdening faculty or adding administrative costs
By Maurice De Volder, Aad Slootmaker, Hub Kurvers, Marjo Rutjens, John van der Baaren, Marlies Bitter, Rutger Kappe, Henk Roossink, Jan de Goeijen, and Hans Reitzema
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