EDUCAUSE Quarterly Magazine, Volume 30, Number 2, 2007

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Calling All Myth Busters!
Write about one or more of these IT myths and contribute to the debate swirling around them—are they really myths? Or tried and true solutions?
By Fredrick Miller

Always Connected, But Hard to Reach
Despite students’ connected lifestyle, colleges and universities often fail to reach them with timely and relevant information
By Raju Rishi

Supporting Student Teaching Through Virtual Classrooms
In the face of increasing difficulty placing teacher candidates in schools for their practicum, using a cyber practicum offers several advantages
By Jiyoon Yoon


Current Issues Survey Report, 2007
Funding IT reemerges as the top challenge; Security and Identity/Access Management split as separate issues; Course/Learning Management Systems moves into the top ten
By John S. Camp, Peter B. DeBlois, and the EDUCAUSE Current Issues Committee


E-Learning at a Crossroads—What Price Quality?
For distance learning to flourish, higher education must address several challenges, including volume versus quality
By Stephen R. Ruth, Martha Sammons, and Lindsey Poulin

Lecture Capture: What Can Be Automated?
Converting an audiotape lecture-capture system to a digital one required close attention to staff, instructor, and student needs
By Benoît Burdet, Cédric Bontron, and Pierre-Yves Burgi

Are You Ready for Mobile Learning?
Frequent use of mobile devices does not mean that students or instructors are ready for mobile learning and teaching
By Joseph Rene Corbeil and Maria Elena Valdes-Corbeil


Preparing the Next IT Leaders: Financial Management
The next generation of IT leaders must learn to navigate the complexities of higher education financial planning and negotiation
By Karen L. Goldstein


The Economics of Notebook Universities
Given the increasing ownership of notebook computers, will notebook universities be the next big wave of technological progress on campus?
By John M. S. Bryan

Clickers in the Classroom: An Active Learning Approach
Further research will determine whether clickers complement or surpass other active learning approaches in improving learning outcomes
By Margie Martyn

Developing Collaborative Workstations
Careful consideration of student needs and testing of several prototypes yielded a successful model for collaborative workstations in the library
By Ralph B. Gabbard, Anthony Kaiser, and David Kaunelis



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