ERIC Number: ED469512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec-30
Reference Count: N/A
How Can St. Petersburg College Leverage Technology To Increase Access to Courses and Programs for an Expanded Pool of Learners? Project Eagle Evaluation Question #4. Benchmarking St. Petersburg College: A Report to Leadership.
This report discusses St. Petersburg College's (SPC) (Florida) evaluation question, "How can St. Petersburg College leverage technology to increase access to courses and programs for an expanded pool of learners?" The report summarizes both nationwide/worldwide best practices and current SPC efforts related to four strategies: (1) an E-learning expansion; (2) individual initiatives; (3) collaborative efforts; and (4) retention. With respect to planning an e-learning expansion, national models were drawn from the business community and institutional assessment literature. Current SPC initiatives include the creation and distribution of the Technology Plan, the Electronic Campus Plan, and the Distance Education Master Plan. The Individual Initiatives section of the report identifies five unique strategies for increasing e-learning access that can serve as national models, along with 10 SPC recent e-learning innovations. The Collaborative Efforts section describes seven potential sources of partnerships (e.g., governmental agencies, schools of all levels, and the military) and current SPC collaborative projects. The discussion of retention initiatives outlines national models for the retention of e-learners and notes SPC's lack of a formal retention improvement plan. The report concludes with recommendations specific to SPC for each of the e-learning strategies addressed in the report. (RC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Program Implementation, Technology Integration, Technology Planning, Technology Uses in Education, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.spjc.edu/eagle/PEEQ4.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Saint Petersburg Junior Coll., FL.