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JCCC ranks first among large digital community colleges for 2013-2014

04/04/14

JCCC ranks first among large digital community colleges for 2013-2014

Overland Park, Kan. — For 2013-2014, Johnson County Community College has been named the top-rated community college for digital technology in the large college category (10,000 students or more), according to e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education. JCCC was also top-ranked in the survey in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

The survey looked at digital and emerging technologies as used by large, medium and small community colleges across the country, including the use of mobile devices and integration of technology into the curriculum; strategic planning and data management; and professional development for faculty and training for students.

Colleges were also surveyed regarding their technology priorities, infrastructure and networks, collaboration and outreach efforts and use of technology innovations.

According to the center’s website, JCCC was recognized for, among other efforts, its learning studios, which are special classrooms in which professors have wireless access, a mobile podium, interactive white boards and projectors and “wall-talker” dry-erase wall coverings

In addition, the college was recognized for improving its network infrastructure to support students’ personal devices, including greater bandwidth as well as wireless, video and voice technologies.

“JCCC has consistently been listed among the top-rated digital colleges,” said Joe Sopcich, JCCC president. “It is a special honor to be recognized as first on the list. This accomplishment shows how seriously we regard the use of technology in education and how hard our faculty and staff work to find better ways to use technology to support teaching and learning.”

The top 10 colleges in the large college category are:

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, Md.

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.

Winners will be recognized this month at the American Association of Community College’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.

Also see the colleges listed in the mid-sized and small college categories.

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