What Drives a Community College?
A Flexible, Hosted LMS Solution
MiCTA Case Study: Kirtland Community College and WebStudy
MiCTA, a national nonprofit association of education, government, and other nonprofit organizations, recently played an important role in the introduction of a new e-Learning content management system for one of its members, Kirtland Community College.
Kirtland’s main campus is located in Roscommon, Michigan, and annually serves about 3,200 students drawn from a five-county area in Michigan's north central Lower Peninsula. Kirtland offers more than 80 certificate- and two-year-degree programs at the college’s three locations—the main campus; the Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) in Gaylord, and a satellite campus in West Branch. Distance learning plays an increasingly important role for Kirtland's students. Currently, Kirtland offers nearly three dozen online classes with multiple sections that are specifically designed for online delivery, and the college is considering the creation of degree programs that are offered entirely online.
MiCTA offers contracts with three learning management systems vendors: WebStudy, Blackboard, and Desire2Learn. Kirtland chose WebStudy's LMS product suite to replace its existing LMS. WebStudy offered Kirtland a fully hosted, highly available LMS solution that was easy to use for both faculty and students, and included robust courseware authoring tools; a supportive teaching and learning environment for users of all ability levels; intelligent, individualized instruction that genuinely engages every student; and flexible licensing that easily accommodated the college's growing enrollment.
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