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JCCC is again ranked among top digital community colleges

Posted on Sep. 29th, 2011
Story by Julie Haas
Overland Park, Kan.-Johnson County Community College is again listed among the top-rated community colleges for digital technology by the Center for Digital Education and Converge Magazine. JCCC was also top-ranked in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
The annual Digital Community Colleges Survey documents advances made by community colleges in utilizing information technology and recognizes which colleges, as a result, provide a high level of service to their faculty, students and communities.

The survey looked at technology integration into college curriculum and campus life, documenting use of online admissions processes, distance education, technology training for students and faculty, campus security alerts, and use of Web 2.0 social and collaborative capabilities as well as online tutoring and advisory services. Use of mobile devices was also a key indicator of success.

"It's a great honor to be recognized by experts as one of the best in the country." said Terry Calaway, president, JCCC. "Our faculty, staff and administrators find innovative ways to use technology in and out of the classroom to improve teaching, learning and student support."

JCCC was listed among the top colleges in the large college category (10,000 students or more).

1st: Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, N.Y.

2nd: Lone Star College, The Woodlands, Texas

3rd: Montgomery County Community College, Tacoma Park, Md.

3rd: Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, Va.

4th: Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory, N.C.

5th: Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, Ariz.

6th: Howard Community College, Columbia, Md.

7th: Johnson County Community College

7th: Tidewater Community College, Norfolk, Va.

8th: Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, Ala.

9th: Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Ill.

9th: Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah

10th: Delaware Technical and Community College, Wilmington, Del.

10th: LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, N.Y.

"As community college enrollments continue to increase, school leaders are incorporating new technologies to enhance student services and improve course curriculum," said Cathilea Robinett, executive vice president of the Center for Digital Education. "Expanded distance learning offerings, use of mobile devices, and greater collaboration - among other efforts - demonstrate these winners' drive to provide students with a high-quality education at a lower cost."

Winners will be recognized at an awards reception during the League for Innovation in the Community College's STEMtech conference on Oct. 3, 2011, in Indianapolis, IN.

See for information about colleges listed in the mid-sized and small colleges categories.