The university's effort to leverage online learning to reach an audience untapped by most traditional four-year institutions--36 million working adults with some college and 56 million with no college credit--is making waves.
Shadow IT, the practice of individuals or entities within an organization outfitting their own technology needs, presents security risks. It can be duplicative and drive up the cost of technology. But experts say there are ways to keep it in check.
Upholding their commitment to provide cost-effective, tech-forward educational experiences for students, community colleges across the country are continuing down the path of digital transformation. For the last 12 years, the Center for Digital Education has tracked this progress via its annual Digital Community Colleges Survey. The 2016-17 survey identified the top tech priorities and innovative, emerging trends and practices.