EDUCAUSE Quarterly Volume 31, Number 4, 2008

The Semantic Web in Education: What happens when the read-write web gets smart enough to help us organize and evaluate the information it provides? By Jason Ohler

Information Presentation for Effective E-Learning: A unified approach to the presentation of information for online learning can inform the creation of pedagogically effective web pages; By Richard Kordel

E-Portfolios as a Hiring Tool: Do Employers Really Care? E-portfolios demonstrate students’ learning and competency, yet higher education has not persuaded employers to use them in recruiting and selecting employees By Chris Ward and Chris Moser

Paper-Based Computing: Another new technology demands we work together to plan the future—or be caught unprepared when the inevitable issues arise By Charles Hannon

Illegal File Sharing 101: Higher education needs to reassess its response to illegal file sharing in the face of a shifting legislative landscape and evolving technology and business models By Kent Wada

Knowledge Management and the Academy: Strategies and solutions at OSU are changing how expertise and knowledge are documented and shared By Timothy J. Cain, Joseph J. Branin, and W. Michael Sherman

Ask Good Questions by Starting with Key Decisions: The most effective data-collection efforts build on a clear understanding of the decisions the data should inform By Deborah Keyek-Franssen and Charlotte Briggs

Results-Based Interaction Design: Reach beyond use and usability and focus on impact by combining marketing and interaction design to improve academic website development By Meredith Weiss

Asynchronous and Synchronous E-Learning: A study of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning methods discovered that each supports different purposes By Stefan Hrastinski

Going… Going… Gone: Thoughts on Retirement: Whether you welcome or resist retirement, planning helps you navigate the process successfully and adjust to your new position and status By Brian L. Hawkins and Carole Barone

No Free Lunch: A Condensed Strategic Planning Process: We offered lunch, fed our strategic planning participants, and then put them to work developing a five-year strategic plan for IT Services By C. Patrick Kohrman II

The Three-E Strategy for Overcoming Resistance to Technological Change: If you just build it, they won’t come—you need to shape users’ behavior by acknowledging their world view rather than your own as a technology implementer By Tom Haymes

Learning Curve: Adapting Library Workspaces: Student insights and suggestions help maximize collaborative and individual learning in the information commons By James C. Haug