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Thursday, February 10, 2011

January/February 2011 EDUCAUSE Review is Now Available Online

Just look at this interesting line-up in this EDUCAUSE Review, January/February 2011, Volume 46, Number 1.

A Broad View for the Future

Diana G. Oblinger, President and CEO of EDUCAUSE writes, "This issue of EDUCAUSE Review addresses our ongoing work, as IT professionals in higher education, of identifying and solving problems. Whether consciously or not, we move through multiple steps:

■ Sensing: Are you aware of changes in your environment?

■ Strategizing: What are your options?

■ Deciding: Which choices will you make?

■ Communicating: Are you able to help others see the need for change and their role in making it happen?

Yet we must do more than simply move through these steps. We must think ahead. We must have the right frame of reference and the humility to listen to others who might have better ideas. We need a broad view for the future."

The Changing Landscape of Higher Education
By David J. Staley and Dennis A. Trinkle
Focusing strictly on technology trends can obscure other environmental factors that are drivers for innovation in higher education. The authors identify ten fissures in the landscape that are creating areas of potentially tectonic change.
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Information Technology and Tomorrow's University:
A President's Confessions and Advice
By Jolene Koester
A president offers her confessions and also advice on leading information technology and on how IT professionals can (and should) be at the core of envisioning and shaping the future of colleges and universities.
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Open Governance in Higher Education:
Extending the Past to the Future
By Patrick Masson
Can understanding the principles and practices that govern open-source initiatives, and the communities of practice that manage them, provide a potential reference model for the planning and decision-making processes within higher education institutions?
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Source: EDUCAUSE Review