ERIC Number: ED434704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Danville Community College Information Technology General Plan, 1998-99.
Danville Community Coll., VA.
This document describes technology usage, infrastructure and planning for Danville Community College. The Plan is divided into four sections: Introduction, Vision and Mission, Applications, and Infrastructure. The four major goals identified in Vision and Mission are: (1) to ensure the successful use of all technologies through continued training of faculty and staff; (2) to maximize technology to preserve access, improve retention, and increase student success; (3) to provide extended learning opportunities through development of telecommunications capabilities; and (4) to strengthen articulation, cooperation, and collaboration among educational systems and other agencies through integrated technology. The main applications of technology are Internet access, campus-based e-mail, a World Wide Web server, multimedia classrooms, distance education, client server, Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Intranet access, a telephone registration system, and the automation of the college's Learning Resources Center. During the 1996-1997 school year, computer instruction was provided to 2100 students in 135 classes. Planned distance education methods include Web-based courses, interactive video courses, CD-ROM courses, and telecourses. The infrastructure section describes existing facilities and systems, including a table showing number and types of computers at various campus locations. The following upgrades are necessary to meet VCCS standards: upgrading of computers in the learning center, upgrading classroom and administrative computers, furnishing more classrooms with multimedia equipment, and obtaining software. The report contains an activity plan and timeline for future technology improvements. (RDG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Danville Community Coll., VA.