3rd in the Nation in Digital Community Colleges Honored for Technology Innovations

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – April 4, 2014 – Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) announced today that according to e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education (CDE), FTCC was ranked 3rd in the nation in the ninth annual Digital Community Colleges Survey recognizing innovative uses of technology to achieve first-rate student learning environments by creating unique learning environments and expanding distance learning.

Survey questions and criteria examined and scored areas of digital and emerging technologies, such as use of mobile devices and technology integration into curriculum, strategic planning and data management, and professional development including availability of technology tools and training for faculty and students. In addition, colleges were surveyed on their technology priorities, infrastructure and networks, collaboration and outreach efforts and use of technology innovations.

“Community colleges across the country are employing technology in exciting ways to develop unique learning environments on campus and to expand online learning opportunities 24/7,” said Alan Cox, Senior Vice President for the Center for Digital Education. “Many of the colleges honored this year have employed various technologies and social media to improve resources to further instructional goals. We are honored to acknowledge these community colleges’ technology advancements!”

All accredited U.S. community colleges were eligible to participate in the survey within three classifications based on size of enrollment. FTCC tied for 3th in the Large College Category of 10,000 students of more, according to the most recent year’s enrollment count.

About the Center for Digital Education

The Center for Digital Education (CDE) is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy, and funding. CDE provides education and industry leaders with decision support and actionable insight to help effectively incorporate new technologies in the 21st century. CDE is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.

For more information about the Center for Digital Education, please contact Patty Cota, Director of Corporate Communications at 916-932-1300 or pcota@erepublic.com.

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