SVCC Wins Award for Digital Services
Southside Virginia Community College was recently recognized by the "Digital Community Colleges" survey. Colleges from 26 states across the U.S. participated. SVCC placed eighth among mid-sized Community Colleges.
The survey finds Community Colleges across the nation respond to increased enrollments and limited budgets through innovative use of technology.
92 percent have expanded distance learning offerings online and 77 percent have increased online student services. Survey results also show that 95 percent are now using social networking to reach out to students and 79 percent use YouTube, up by 14 percent from 2011.
“This survey gives great insight into the nation’s Community Colleges’ efforts to advance services to students through new technologies,” says Cathilea Robinett, executive vice president of e.Republic. “The winners in these categories have increased the number of computers and kiosks, automated labor-intensive processes, improved student portals and increased student online services and more. Congratulations!”
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 delivery models and professional development, including availability of technology tools and training for faculty and students.
In addition, colleges were surveyed on their technology priorities, shared services and cloud computing; infrastructure and networks; and outreach and workforce development.
The Center for Digital Education thanks survey underwriters Insight Public Sector and Cisco for their support of community colleges across the nation.
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’s media platform includes the Center for Digital Education's Converge Special Reports, centerdigitaled.com, email newsletters, and custom publications.
The Center is a division of e.Republic, a national publishing, event and research company focused on smart media for public sector innovation.
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