DOVER- For the second straight year Delaware Technical & Community College has been recognized as one of the top-ten community colleges in the nation offering exceptional technology support to students and educators. This important distinction initiated by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education and Converge magazine is determined through the use of The Center’s annual Digital Community Colleges Survey. The survey, a benchmarking tool for college presidents and school board leaders, assesses how the nation’s community colleges and school boards are applying technologies to better serve their constituents. In the survey, college officials answered questions which addressed multiple areas in digital technology, including online registration, distance learning, tutoring and advisory services; technology training for students and faculty; and Web 2.0 social and collaborative capabilities.
College President Dr. Orlando J. George, Jr. said he is proud Delaware Tech can represent Delaware as a state that supports the educational and career goals of its citizens and that the efforts of the college to stay abreast of technology advances in higher education are recognized. Marina Leight, vice president of the Center, said, “Community colleges, year after year, impress us as forward thinking and quick to adapt. Our survey results show overwhelmingly that community colleges are fast embracing cyber technologies used by ‘First Digitals’ fostering collaboration in learning by using tools students are familiar with. Those institutions chosen as this year’s top community colleges are exceptional examples of this investment in learning.” In the large college category (colleges with 7,500 students or more) the other community colleges receiving this distinction for 2008/2009 represent Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, Maryland, Kansas, Michigan, Texas, and Arizona.
The Center for Digital Education is a premier resource on K-12 and Higher Education technologies. The Center provides opportunities for private- and public-sector leaders to succeed in 21st century education. Converge magazine is an online publication that covers the full spectrum of K-12 and higher education instructional and administrative technologies.