Top Digitally Dedicated Community Colleges Recognized

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Center for Digital Education honored the top 30 most technology-aware community colleges in the country, according to a survey of administrators at 200 community colleges. They were asked a set of 24 multiple-choice questions and five written questions regarding technology services for students, faculty, and their host communities.

The winners were named in three categories based on their enrollment size. Florida Community College in Jacksonville, FL, took first place in the large college category (more than 7,500 students). Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce, FL and Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, WY tied for first place in the category of mid-sized colleges sized (between 3,000 and 7,500 students). Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, VA and Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, NY tied for first place in the small college category (fewer than 3,000 students).

Marina Leight, vice president for education of the Center for Digital Education, said the current crop of schools were "leading the way for rich learning environments designed to make a difference in a student's career."

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Paul McCloskey is contributing editor of Syllabus.

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