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Lone Star College System honored for technology innovations

HOUSTON (April 17, 2014) – Lone Star College System was recently honored by the Center for Digital Education (CDE) for its innovative uses of technology to achieve first-rate student learning environments.

LSCS received a top 10 ranking among community colleges with 10,000 or more students. This is the third year in row in which LSCS has been recognized by CDE.

“We are pleased to be honored once again by the Center for Digital Education,” said Link Alander, LSC vice chancellor technology services/chief information officer. “Lone Star College is committed to ensuring our students and faculty have access to the latest technology to continue our mission of providing comprehensive educational opportunities and programs to enrich lives.”  

Colleges were judged on a nationwide survey which examined and scored in areas of digital and emerging technologies, including the use of mobile devices and technology integration into curriculum. Colleges were also surveyed on their technology priorities, infrastructure and networks, collaboration and outreach efforts, and use of technology innovations as well as strategic planning and data management.

“Community colleges across the country are employing technology in exciting ways to develop unique learning environments on campus and to expand online learning opportunities 24/7,” said Alan Cox, Center for Digital Education senior vice president. “Many of the colleges honored this year have employed various technologies and social media to improve resources to further instructional goals. We are honored to acknowledge these community college’s technology advancements!”

The CDE is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy and funding. CDE provides education and industry leaders with decision support and actionable insight to help effectively incorporate new technologies in the 21st century. Click here to learn more about the CDE.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online.