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.