Community Colleges on Front Lines of Digital Technology Recognized
Sept. 27, 2011 – e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education and Converge Online today announced winners in the seventh annual Digital Community Colleges Survey. The survey documents advances made by community colleges in utilizing information technology and recognizes which colleges are providing a high level of service to their faculty, students, and communities as a result.
The survey looked at technology integration into college curriculum and campus life, documenting use of online admissions processes, distance education, technology training for students and faculty, campus security alerts, use of Web 2.0 social and collaborative capabilities as well as online tutoring and advisory services. Use of mobile devices was also a key indicator of success.
“As community college enrollments continue to increase, school leaders are incorporating new technologies to enhance student services and improve course curriculum,” said Cathilea Robinett, executive vice president of the Center for Digital Education. “Expanded distance learning offerings, use of mobile devices, and greater collaboration – among other efforts – demonstrate these winners’ drive to provide students with a high-quality education at a lower cost. Congratulations!”
2011 Digital Community Colleges Survey Winners
Large Colleges Category - 10,000 Students or More
1st Kingsborough Community College
2nd Lone Star College
3rd Montgomery County Community College
3rd Northern Virginia Community College
4th Catawba Valley Community College
5th Scottsdale Community College
6th Howard Community College
7th Johnson County Community College
7th Tidewater Community College
8th Jefferson State Community College
9th Moraine Valley Community College
9th Salt Lake Community College
10th Delaware Technical and Community College
10th LaGuardia Community College
Mid-Sized Colleges Category - Between 5,000 and 10,000 Students
1st Virginia Western Community College
2nd Atlanta Technical College
2nd Darton State College
3rd Hostos Community College
4th Germanna Community College
4th Laramie County Community College
4th Lord Fairfax Community College
5th Walters State Community College
6th NorthWest Arkansas Community College
7th Lake Land College
8th Aims Community College
8th New River Community College
9th College of the Redwoods
9th Georgia Northwestern Technical College
10th Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Small Colleges Category – Less Than 5,000 Students
1st Tompkins Cortland Community College
2nd Central Wyoming College
2nd Mid-Plains Community College
3rd Carl Sandburg College
4th Halifax Community College
5th Lake Sumter Community College
6th Kirtland Community College
6th Rappahannock Community College
7th Kauai Community College
7th Southwest Virginia Community College
8th Mesabi Range Community and Technical College
9th Panola College
10th Piedmont Virginia Community College
Top-ten winners will be recognized at an Awards Reception during the League for Innovation in the Community College’s STEMtech conference on October 3, 2011 in Indianapolis, IN.
The Center for Digital Education and Converge Online thank the survey underwriters for their support of community colleges across the nation:
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