ERIC Number: EJ902809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 1
Beyond Paper, Ink and Cardboard
Skelly, Stacy S.
Community College Journal, v77 n5 p44-48 Apr-May 2007
In today's increasingly complex and competitive global economy, a range of skills and a variety of learning tools are necessary for postsecondary students to succeed after they graduate. With this in mind, educators are using an increasing number of new technologies for the classroom to improve learning and increase pass rates among students. Also, college faculty are benefiting from new approaches to teaching. In an environment where fewer high school students are ready for college-level work, the textbooks of previous generations simply will no longer meet the needs of all students on college campuses today. Community colleges are helping to set trends nationwide by using the latest technologies to improve success and retention rates for students. Armed with the latest in educational technologies, teachers are preparing students for the 21st-century workplace. These innovations, and those still to come, are helping to meet the wide variety of needs on college campuses.
Descriptors: Textbooks, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Educational Needs, Student Needs, Educational Resources, Influence of Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Attendance, Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Instructional Innovation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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