BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Northeast Mississippi Community College has been named one of the nation's best colleges when it comes to using technology to help students, faculty and staff.
The Center for Digital Education (CDE) announced Wednesday the winners of its 2017-2018 Digital Community Colleges Survey.
The survey analyzes how community colleges use a range of technologies to improves services at the college. It also revealed insights about the colleges' technology priorities, such as the use of mobile devices.
NEMCC tied for 10th place in the "Small Colleges" category.
The following are digital priorities for the surveyed colleges for the coming year.
1. Mobility (devices and app support)
2. Cyber Security Tools and Testing
2. Website Redesign/Updates
3. Upgrade Classroom Technologies
4. Digital Content and Curriculum
5. Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
5. Network Infrastructure Modernization (Wired and/or Wireless)
6. Server Consolidation and Virtualization
7. Computer Refresh
8. Hire and Retain Competent IT Personnel
9. New/Updated Enterprise System
10. Server Refresh
"We have only scratched the surface with the use of technology to enhance and assist our faculty in the classroom. We will enjoy this recognition today, but we will continue to push forward with our technology initiative because our students deserve it," said NEMCC President Ricky Ford.
“In January we announced our commitment to making a college education relevant, equitable and affordable through our iPad initiative,” Dr. Michelle Baragona, vice president of instruction said.
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