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Jefferson State Named in Top 10 Digital Community Colleges in Nation

e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education (CDE) announced on April 3 the results and winners of the ninth annual Digital Community Colleges Survey. Community colleges are being recognized for their innovative uses of technology to achieve first-rate student learning environments.

Survey questions and criteria examined and scored areas of digital and emerging technologies, such as use of mobile devices and technology integration into curriculum; strategic planning and data management; and professional development, including availability of technology tools and training for faculty and students.

In addition, colleges were surveyed on their technology priorities, infrastructure and networks, collaboration and outreach efforts and use of technology innovations. “Community colleges across the country are employing technology in exciting ways to develop unique learning environments on campus and to expand online learning opportunities 24/7,” said Alan Cox, Senior Vice President for the Center for Digital Education. “Many of the colleges honored this year have employed various technologies and social media to improve resources to further instructional goals. We are honored to acknowledge these community colleges’ technology advancements!”

All accredited U.S. community colleges are eligible to participate in the survey within the three classifications based on size of enrollment. CDE thanks Sprint for underwriting the survey and for their support of community colleges across the nation.

2013-2014 Digital Community Colleges Survey Top Ten-Ranking Winners

Large Colleges Category - 10,000 Students or More:

1st Johnson County Community College, Kan.
2nd Northern Virginia Community College, Va.
3rd Fayetteville Technical Community College, N.C.
3rd Lone Star College System, Texas
4th Northampton Community College, Penn.
5th Howard Community College, M.D.
5th Delaware Technical Community College, Del.
6th Kingsborough Community College, N.Y.
7th Harrisburg Area Community College, Penn.
7th Delta College, Mich.
7th Monroe Community College, N.Y.
8th Thomas Nelson Community College, Va.
8th Tidewater Community College, Va.
9th Germanna Community College, Va.
10th Montgomery County Community College, Penn.
10th Jefferson State Community College, Ala.
10th Community College of Allegheny County, Penn.

About the Center for Digital Education:

The Center for Digital Education (CDE) is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy, and funding. CDE provides education and industry leaders with decision support and actionable insight to help effectively incorporate new technologies in the 21st century. CDE is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.

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