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Burkhart, Laura; Moreno, Megan – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study's objective was to evaluate community college students' access to health services, resources, and information. Five diverse Western Washington CC campuses, from June to December 2016, were evaluated. Accessibility, information, and privacy were the three variables of interest. Data were collected from three sources; first, field…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Access to Health Care, School Health Services
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Taylor, Jason L.; Dockendorff, Kari J.; Inselman, Kyle – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
LGBTQ+ students are increasingly visible on community college campuses, and a safe and welcoming campus climate is critical to LGBTQ+ students' academic success and well-being. Campus climate is difficult to assess for prospective LGBTQ+ community college students, and institutional websites may be a source of information about campus climate.…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Community Colleges
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Krause, Tim – ORTESOL Journal, 2018
Vocabulary acquisition is central to language learning, and many instructors believe that technology can facilitate this core activity. While numerous websites and apps offer language-learning activities and games, not all provide evidence that their content and techniques are effective. VocabularySpellingCity (VSC), however, commissioned a study…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Gillan, Christine B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Since Delaware Technical Community College opened its doors over five decades ago, over 50,000 people have graduated from the institution. There are currently 15,000 students enrolled at campuses statewide, and since 97% of those students are Delawareans, there is an extremely large untapped group of individuals who could be engaged to become…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Community Colleges, Alumni, Educational Quality
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Zdanovskaia, Maria A.; Schwarz, Cara E.; Habib, Asif D.; Hill, Nicholas J.; Esselman, Brian J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
The use of computational molecular modeling to enhance the teaching of chemical concepts is becoming commonplace. Incorporation of this technique into the curriculum, however, typically requires financial investment. This reality poses a problem for institutions where funding and associated resources are scarce and has a potential negative impact…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Molecular Structure, Teaching Methods, Community Colleges
Schudde, Lauren; Bradley, Dwuana; Absher, Caitlin – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018
Many first-time community college entrants aspire to earn a bachelor's degree, but few do. To transfer, students often must overcome information constraints to navigate bureaucratic hurdles and conflicting requirements. For a sample of 20 Texas community colleges, we reviewed college websites, assessing the ease of access and usefulness of online…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Web Sites, Community Colleges
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Nkuyubwatsi, Bernard – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2018
The marketing of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Open Courseware gives the impression that it has the potential to contribute to quality open learning and opening up higher education globally. It is from this perspective that the potential contribution of Open Educational Resources (OER) units in the MIT Open Courseware to opening…
Descriptors: Usability, Open Source Technology, Courseware, Higher Education
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Bray, Nathaniel; Sweatt, Wendy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
This study explores the usability of community college websites. The value of a college's website has been well established, as have accepted standards for basic website design. However, current usability standards are less clear and in various stages of acceptance. To consider this question, standards of usability were applied to all community…
Descriptors: Usability, Web Sites, Community Colleges, Social Media
Gardner, Juanita Keys – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Technology plays a vital role in education by linking students to resources around the world. In the past three to five years, community colleges in the southeast region of the United States have received funding through various initiatives, allowing them to make significant changes. In 2013 North Carolina Community College System website listed…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Community Colleges, Web Sites, Minority Group Students
Severson, Christopher S. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This mixed-methods study analyzed data from 906 Ruffalo Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Surveys (RNLSSS) at a two-year technical college in Wisconsin, to determine influences on participants' choices of programs in information technology (IT). Quantitative results showed that none of eight variables (i.e., cost, financial assistance, academic…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Student Satisfaction, Two Year College Students, Technical Education
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Ahlstrom, Christopher – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
Online programming has expanded greatly within higher education and much attention has been spent on public two year colleges (more commonly known as community colleges) and both private and public four year institutions. This research seeks to expand understanding of the small market of private not-for-profit two year colleges within the United…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Nonprofit Organizations, Online Courses, Community Colleges
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Shadinger, David; Sherry, Kristin M.; Smith, Hollie L.; Clark, Emilie C. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
None of the community colleges in this study responded with a text message, as requested in the prospective student's inquiry. Only 1.38% (n = 3) of the institutions responded to the inquiry with a telephone call. This research realized a slightly higher rate of e-mail response within five working days; 54.98% (n = 116) as opposed to the 2009…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Technological Advancement, Inquiry
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Sumande, Caroline T.; Castolo, Carmencita L.; Comendador, Benilda Eleanor V. – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2016
The study addressed two questions: what is the ICT level of confidence of the course specialists handling Open University classes, and to what extent do course specialists integrated ICT applications such as word processing, electronic spread sheet, presentation software, YouTube and etc. in their OUS classes? The instruments were administered to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Self Esteem, Specialists
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Pizarro Milian, Roger – Tertiary Education and Management, 2016
Canadian community colleges operate within a trying market environment. They compete against a diversified group of post-secondary institutions, ranging from small and relatively unknown for-profit vocational colleges to larger and more prestigious public universities. To date, there has been no effort to empirically examine how Canadian community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Colleges, Marketing, Content Analysis
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Van Noy, Michelle; Trimble, Madeline; Jenkins, Davis; Barnett, Elisabeth; Wachen, John – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Some have hypothesized that community college programs are not sufficiently structured to support student success and that students would benefit from more highly structured programs. This study examines the specific ways that structure is expressed in policy and practice at representative community colleges. Method: Using data obtained…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
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