Community Colleges

Here you'll find articles on ed tech in community colleges and the role of community colleges in supporting student success.


Community College Boosts Retention with Student Pathways Redesign

A multi-year campaign to improve student success at Lorain County Community College is seeing positive results. The institution utilized Civitas Learning's student success platform and suite of application to identify common barriers to student persistence and streamline pathways to completion, increasing full-time student retention by nearly 12 percentage points.

4 Pilots to Test Technologies and Strategies for Transfer Student Advising

As part of the Education Design Lab’s Seamless Transfer Pathways design challenge, four college and university teams are using artificial intelligence, interactive tools and more to address low transfer and completion rates among community college students.

16 Community Colleges Join Latest Achieving the Dream Cohort

Achieving the Dream has a new cohort of colleges in its national network. Eight community colleges in Connecticut, two each in California and North Carolina and one each in Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and Texas have committed to "building their capacity for change," as Karen Stout, president and CEO of the organization, said in a statement.

Helping Students Find Success in Community College

A new report finds adding supports for low-income students at community colleges can increase enrollment rates and retention levels.

Grossmont College OER Use Grows 1,700 Percent in 3 Years

California's Grossmont College has grown its use of open educational resources from six instructors in 2016 to about 100 this spring. To accelerate continued growth, recently the school also appointed two student interns to promote the use of O.E.R.

Austin CC Expands Zero-Textbook-Cost Degrees

Austin Community College in Texas is expanding its use of open educational resources in a big way. The school is working on developing a zero-textbook-cost business degree, and last fall, the school launched two "Z-degree" programs: an associate of science in general studies and an associate of arts in general studies.

Arizona State Working with Community Colleges in Interactive OER Pilot

Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is working with three of the largest community college systems in the country to adopt the use of interactive open educational resources. The Consortium for Open Active Pathways, as it's called, will use technology to increase the availability of college-level educational materials, particularly in healthcare studies.

New GA College Building Houses Industrial Labs for Workforce Training

A technical college in Georgia recently opened a new technology building on campus. The 35,000-square-foot facility at Ogeechee Technical College houses four industrial labs, including a mechatronics lab, along with classrooms and the campus's plant operations.

JPMorgan Chase to Invest $350 Million in CC and Workforce Programs

Financial services behemoth JPMorgan Chase recently announced an extension of "New Skills at Work," which will award $350 million over five years to community colleges and workforce training programs, among other projects.

Makerspace Summit Coming to SoCal in April

Two community college organizations will be hosting a "makerspace summit" in Irvine, CA in April to share best practices in building college maker communities. A preconference will help community colleges go international.

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