SAC Receives Top Tech Award for Second Year in a Row
The Center for Digital Education has recognized San Antonio College among the top ten community colleges in the nation for using technology to improve learning and engagement. This is the second year in a row that SAC has received the Digital Community Colleges Survey Award.
Now in its 12
year, the Digital Community Colleges Survey analyzes how community colleges use a range of technologies to improve services for students, faculty, staff, and the community at large.
"This year's survey indicates community colleges are continuing to improve efforts at creating cost-effective platforms and Open Education Resources, mobile environments, real-time resources, and more to create robust online and mobile environments for their students," said Dr. Kecia Ray, executive director for the Center for Digital Education. "Congratulations to this year's survey winners.
The 2016-17 Digital Community Colleges survey also revealed insights about community colleges' technology priorities. Colleges surveyed indicated that mobility devices/app support is their top priority in the coming year, followed by website redesign/updates, cybersecurity tools and testing, and digital content and curriculum.
All accredited U.S. community colleges are eligible to participate in the Digital Community Colleges Survey within three classifications based on enrollment size.
SAC was one of only two Texas colleges to make the top ten list.
Usha Venkat, Director of
Information Technology at SAC, with the Digital Community Colleges Survey