EDUCAUSE Quarterly Magazine, Volume 31, Number 4, 2008

VIEWPOINTS
The Semantic Web in Education
What happens when the read-write web gets smart enough to help us organize and evaluate the information it provides?
By Jason Ohler
Information Presentation for Effective E-Learning
A unified approach to the presentation of information for online learning can inform the creation of pedagogically effective web pages
By Richard Kordel
E-Portfolios as a Hiring Tool: Do Employers Really Care?
E-portfolios demonstrate students’ learning and competency, yet higher education has not persuaded employers to use them in recruiting and selecting employees
By Chris Ward and Chris Moser
Paper-Based Computing
Another new technology demands we work together to plan the future—or be caught unprepared when the inevitable issues arise
By Charles Hannon
CURRENT ISSUES
Illegal File Sharing 101
Higher education needs to reassess its response to illegal file sharing in the face of a shifting legislative landscape and evolving technology and business models
By Kent Wada
FEATURE ARTICLES
Knowledge Management and the Academy
Strategies and solutions at OSU are changing how expertise and knowledge are documented and shared
By Timothy J. Cain, Joseph J. Branin, and W. Michael Sherman
Ask Good Questions by Starting with Key Decisions
The most effective data-collection efforts build on a clear understanding of the decisions the data should inform
By Deborah Keyek-Franssen and Charlotte Briggs
Results-Based Interaction Design
Reach beyond use and usability and focus on impact by combining marketing and interaction design to improve academic website development
By Meredith Weiss
Asynchronous and Synchronous E-Learning
A study of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning methods discovered that each supports different purposes
By Stefan Hrastinski
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Going… Going… Gone: Thoughts on Retirement
Whether you welcome or resist retirement, planning helps you navigate the process successfully and adjust to your new position and status
By Brian L. Hawkins and Carole Barone
GOOD IDEAS
No Free Lunch: A Condensed Strategic Planning Process
We offered lunch, fed our strategic planning participants, and then put them to work developing a five-year strategic plan for IT Services
By C. Patrick Kohrman II
The Three-E Strategy for Overcoming Resistance to Technological Change
If you just build it, they won’t come—you need to shape users’ behavior by acknowledging their world view rather than your own as a technology implementer
By Tom Haymes
Learning Curve: Adapting Library Workspaces
Student insights and suggestions help maximize collaborative and individual learning in the information commons
By James C. Haug
DEPARTMENTS
Letter from the President
EDUCAUSE News
Recommended Reading
2008 Index