Kingsborough Community College nabbed first place in the seventh annual Digital Community Colleges Survey, a roundup of the best two-year colleges using information and technology to service students, faculty and the community.
The survey, conducted by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education and Converge Online, put Kingsborough first in the Large Colleges category, marked by schools with 10,000 students or more. Kingsborough beat out other schools like Montgomery County Community College, Northern Virginia Community, and Queens’ LaGuardia Community College.
“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, in a Newsday article.
The survey looked into how technology integrates into college curriculums, campus life, online admissions processes, online courses, online tutoring and advisory services, student and faculty training, and the use of mobile devices, which was a key indicator of success.
“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,” Robinett said.