thanks to Kim Bayer for this pointer:
Mike Gotta with Peter O’Kelly, 44 pages
Adoption of blogs, wikis, tagging, bookmarking services, folksonomies, social networking software, and media-oriented services (e.g., podcasting) has been extraordinary over the past few years. Information technology strategists must assess this “social software” to understand its applicability within higher education. Burton Group, an ECAR partner, believes that the intersection of multiple trends across consumer and enterprise markets will have long-term implications (e.g., informal learning and community building). This study presents issues, trends, analysis, recommendations, and details.
ECAR is the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research -
The mission of the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research is to foster better decision making by conducting and disseminating research and analysis about the role and implications of information technology in higher education. ECAR systematically addresses many of the challenges brought more sharply into focus by information technologies.