Seton Hill scales the ed-tech integration summit

Colleges have followed Seton Hill's lead in iPad adoption.

Realizing that students today “interact with the world in radically different ways than previous generations,” Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa., was one of the first schools in the country to give its students iPads after Apple introduced its iconic tablet computer last year.

But it was Seton Hill’s vision for transforming education through the use of technology, and its focus on staff development to achieve this goal, that led to its selection as our “eCampus of the Month” for October.

Here, Vice President for Information Technology Phil Komarny describes the university’s ed-tech vision and its keys to success.…Read More

New program to aid community colleges unprepared for math

Too many students arrive at Texas community and technical colleges — about 38 percent in 2010–ill-prepared for math after high school, say higher education experts, the Star-Telegram reports. But a new Texas program, supported by a $1 million grant, aims to improve that percentage. Instead of taking a noncredit remedial math class before the college-level course, students at Tarrant County College and 10 other Texas community college systems will use a model that lets them get full credit while getting the needed tutoring and support, said Raymund Paredes, commissioner of higher education for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board…

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