Teaching and Learning with Technology
It’s an exciting time for the South Carolina Technical College System (SCTCS) as we continue to grow and adapt, remaining always customer-focused and responsive to the needs of business and industry in South Carolina. The call for innovation, creativity, and resourcefulness is stronger today than ever before. The SCTCS is meeting this call with an array of new and innovative projects that keep the System relevant and on the cutting edge.
One of the System’s most successful projects this year was its inaugural teaching and learning with technology conference, SCTCS Plugged In. The two-day conference received national recognition by the Community College Futures Assembly. The event boasted nearly 50 concurrent sessions, highlighting the role that technology plays in preparing students to meet the demands of business and industry. Mr. Rob Curtin, Chief Applications Officer for Microsoft US Education, served as the keynote speaker. Mr. Curtin’s comments were reinforced by a panel discussion of chief executives from Google, EDUCAUSE, and the Community College Times.
The SCTCS has over 50 years of proven success in developing an educated workforce. Understanding the role of emerging technology is a must in order to keep this tradition alive. Over the past five decades, the System has continuously transformed the way it operates to make sure that the demands of business and industry are met in a timely manner. Together, the state’s 16 technical colleges have the vision, the knowledge, and the experience to help South Carolinians meet the demands of the 21st Century.
— Hope E. Rivers, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs,
SC Technical College System