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Walters State Ranks High Among Tech-Savvy Colleges
April 27, 2017

Walters State ranks high nationally in using technology to improve the learning experiences of students, according to a survey by the Center for Digital Education.
Walters State is tied for second in the mid-sized category for colleges with enrollment between 5,000-10,000. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the survey. Walters State has ranked in the top 10 each year.
“The college’s faculty and staff are proactive in the use of technology to increase student learning and student engagement. This national recognition reflects their dedication,” said Dr. Tony Miksa, president of Walters State.
“This is also a credit to Walters State’s Information and Educational Technologies Department, which is responsible for installing and maintaining the technology used on all campuses. This department has always set and exceeded high standards for innovative and user-friendly systems,” Miksa said. 
The survey studied how community colleges use digital and emerging technologies, including mobile devices and the integration of technology into classrooms. Strategic planning, data management and the availability of technology also factored into the rankings.
Lord Fairfax Community College in Virginia placed first in the mid-sized category. Walters State tied with Virginia Western Community College for second place. 
The Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute specializing in higher education technology trends, policy and funding.