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Wong, Wylie – Community College Journal, 2015
Community colleges are using grants and workforce partnerships to train a new generation of technology workers. In September, the Obama administration awarded $450 million in grants to nearly 270 community colleges that have partnered with more than 400 employers nationally. It was the final installment of a four-year, $2 billion competitive grant…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
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Wong, Wylie – Community College Journal, 2014
In October 2013, nearly half of U.S. community colleges--46.2 percent-- said upgrading their campus networks is a "very important priority" within the next three years, according to The Campus Computing Project, a survey of 94 community colleges. More robust networks are needed to support a host of new wireless access points and the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Technology, Information Networks, Technology Uses in Education
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Wong, Wylie – Community College Journal, 2012
Students and teachers are increasingly embracing tablets and e-book readers in their personal lives, but do these devices have a place on community college campuses? Several institutions are exploring answers to that very question by piloting mobile technologies inside and outside college classrooms. Scottsdale Community College (SCC) in Arizona,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Campuses, Community Colleges, Educational Technology
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Wong, Wylie – Community College Journal, 2008
Smart classrooms are just as popular on other community college campuses. Through a combination of PowerPoint presentations, videos, Web pages, and other technologies, faculty can engage students using multimedia to create a richer, more compelling learning experience. This article talks about the use of smart classrooms and the educational…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Community Colleges
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Wong, Wylie – Community College Journal, 2008
This article describes how community colleges, as educational institutions, play a central role in the sustainability movement and in the battle against climate change. Across the country, two-year institutions are creating sustainability programs, such as recycling garbage or composting food waste. They are building new green buildings, upgrading…
Descriptors: Climate, Sustainable Development, Community Colleges, Environmental Education
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Wong, Wylie – Community College Journal, 2007
Administrators of today's community college are sprucing up facilities with new amenities and services to attract students and cater to their needs. Administrators say competition for students is fierce and that good facilities can make a big difference when students are deciding on which school to attend. While students cite academic quality as…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Resource Centers, Educational Resources, Educational Facilities Design
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Wong, Wylie – Community College Journal, 2007
Fundraising has never been a strong suit for most community colleges. But in recent years, it's become a major focus. Forced to offset a decrease in government funding to help pay for student scholarships, capital improvement projects, and additional personnel to launch new educational programs, community college leaders have been forced to…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Community Colleges, Alumni, Alumni Associations