What’s Next for Campus Cyberinfrastructure? ACTI Responds to the NSF ACCI Reports.


“In February 2009, a joint workshop of the EDUCAUSE Advanced Core Technologies Initiative Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group (ACTI-CCI) and the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) issued a report and recommendations that addressed the challenges and strategies for developing a coherent cyberinfrastructure from local campus to national facilities. The report concluded that it is not only practical but also optimal to solve a large number of computational problems at the campus level.The joint report immediately preceded the formation of six task forces by the NSF-wide Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI), which were charged with investigating long-term cyberinfrastructure issues.”


Berkman Initiative Explores Privacy Issues as Educational Institutions Move to the Cloud

Discussion of how to address privacy issues of students while moving much of their work/administrative functions are moving to the cloud.  There are larger reports that can be downloaded and links out to working papers.  See http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/research/studentprivacy for more information.



Harnessing ICT potential: The adoption and analysis of ICT systems for enhancing the student learning experience

Emerald Insight

This paper aims to examine how effective higher education institutions have been in harnessing the data capture mechanisms from their student information systems, learning management systems and communication tools for improving the student learning experience and informing practitioners of the achievement of specific learning outcomes. The paper seeks to argue that the future of analytics in higher education lies in the development of more comprehensive and integrated systems to value add to the student learning experience.

Reconfigure Computer Labs

EdTech magazine

“The CIS Lab, opened in 2000, was a typical computer lab for its time: 40 computers faced the walls and students went there to access the Internet and get help with homework. As wireless access grew, traffic declined, and tutors often spent more time doing their own homework than helping students or interacting with technology.”