community colleges

9 trends shared by innovative community colleges


Annual survey highlights how innovative community colleges use technology to forge new paths

The survey also reveals a number of trends in the top priorities named by surveyed community colleges:

Mobility strategy

1. 34 percent of surveyed community colleges have a strategy in place for the use of mobile devices

2. 51 percent are piloting the use of mobile devices in classrooms but lack a formal strategy

3. 44 percent of colleges offer professional development for teachers on how to use mobile apps for instruction

4. 20 percent of colleges offer professional development for teachers or provide specific policies regarding how to protect student privacy when using apps

Upgrading classroom technologies

5. 74 percent of colleges use standardized classroom implementations to cope with limited budgets

6. 77 percent of colleges report they currently use technology tools for the classroom such as interactive whiteboards, document cameras, display equipment, assessment tools

7. 13 percent of colleges will be modernizing, expanding or replacing their classroom technology tools in the next 12-24 months

Content and curriculum

8. 69 percent of colleges employ full-time employee(s) specifically to assist in designing online or multi-modal content and courses for use by college staff/faculty

9. 58 percent of colleges report that many of their instructors are using hybrid or online teaching models

Laura Ascione

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