Distance Learning

Virtual Capacity

Using distance learning to manage surging enrollment

Although there are glimmers the recession could be ending, the unemployment rate is expected to stay high for some time to come. College enrollments will probably keep pace, especially at community colleges, where older adults looking to brush up their job skills are joined by traditional students looking to avoid high tuition for a few years.

Des Moines Area Community College Leverages HP to Create Multi-Campus Educational Portal

An educational portal at Des Moines Area Community College, built with Microsoft SharePointTM software and running on HP servers and storage systems, may ultimately transform the entire educational experience there.

“It’s all about making education accessible to everyone, anytime, anywhere,” explained Ann Watts, instructional design coordinator and portal project manager at DMACC. Des Moines Area Community College is a public institution with six campuses.

The portal ? known as “my.dmacc” to users ? is an outgrowth of the college’s educational mobility initiative that runs on HP ProLiant servers. DMACC has implemented a systemwide wireless system to support academic programs and administrative needs.

Conversations

SAP sponsored a series of Q&A interviews with leading educators about their enterprise-wide IT initiatives.

Stephen D. Golding Executive Director, HopkinsOne Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins Researches the Ideal ERP System

DIVERSE ORGANIZATION TAPS SAP SOFTWARE TO INTERGRATE HIGHER ED AND HEALTH CARE IT NETWORK

Cellular Colleges: The Next Small Thing

Several U.S.-based institutions are now exploring cellular colleges.

We know automakers are in trouble-they paid attention to what once was, instead of what will be. Could American higher ed suffer the same hubris or will we now witness a new generation of cellular teachers and learners?

Higher Education Moves to Online Classrooms

Web conferencing, eLearning allow students to progress with confidence

Jason Shaeffer expected that improving eLearning services at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco would lead to better recruitment of national and international students. What he wasn't quite anticipating was how much it would change the way students learn and pursue their passions.

Collaborate or Die: The Future of Education

The Challenge of Developing an Institutional System that Serves the 21st Century

We are entering the age of collaboration. Web 2.0 has gone mainstream. An entire generation of students is arriving in our schools and universities, for whom Facebook is their most important source of information and communications.

Thinking Globally, Learning Locally

How technology can enable high-quality mass higher education for the 21st century

The worldwide demand for higher education and lifelong learning has never been greater. Colleges and universities around the globe need to scale up their offerings to cater to a mass influx of students, for whom a degree is their passport to the 21st-century workforce. Yet, they must do this in an environment where funding is often constrained and costs continue to spiral upward.

President's Letter

 

Greetings, and welcome to NEC Campus Report.

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