Educause Core Data Survey

Link to: pub8002.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Educause has released its annual core data survey, the leading source of comprehensive statistics about the state of the world of campus IT organizations. The summary report, which is well over 100 pages long, is posted on the Educause website. Educause members can log into a password protected web site to get extrordinarily detailed comparative information about peer institutions. Approximately 890 institutions participate in the annual survey.

I haven’t finished any sort of detailed analysis of the results, but a few things jumped out at me:

  • Voice over IP: 24 percent of institutions said they were using Internet telephones; with an additional 38 percent studying it.
  • Online Music: 25% of respondents are offering or plan to offer an online music service (Napster, Rhapsody, etc.) The number of institutions limiting bandwidth or utilizing packet shaping technologies continues to increase.
  • Classroom Technologies: More than 50% of classrooms now have LCD projectors; more than 40% have computer consoles.
  • Teaching with Technology Centers: 75% of all institutions and 87% of doctoral institutions have designated teaching with technology centers.

Systematic Support for Teaching and Learning at Tech

EDUCAUSE | Professional Development | Systemic Progress in Teaching and Learning 2005 Award Winners

Virginia Tech has developed a multi-faceted program of supporting teaching and learning through a “suite of supporting programs that include the Center for Innovation in Learning (CIL), Faculty Development Institute (FDI), Graduate Education Development Institute (GEDI), as well as the well-known and frequently emulated Math Emporium, which traces its roots to early FDI workshops.” The newly re-configured “Faculty Digital Center” at William and Mary will attempt to consolidate the best of these programs in a unified organization with collaboration within the Charles Center and Swem Library and with continued very strong connections to the academic departments and programs.