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AACC Wins National Digital Award

AACC Wins National Digital Award for Online Student Success

Dec. 18, 2012

Anne Arundel Community College students are getting help in developing individual learning strategies and in strengthening their math skills as the result of the college’s Bridge to Success program, which was recently named the winner of the Republic’s Center for Digital Education 2012 Achievement Award in the community college category.

In addition, the Bridge to Success program’s website was given an honorable mention in the Best of the Web category for its ease of use for online learners.

AACC partnered with the Open University (UK), the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to develop the online project to improve college readiness and completion. By helping students figure out the way they learn best, the program helps students develop strategies to help them succeed in their classwork. The math component reduces reliance on separate developmental math courses by offering online modules that allow students to study only the areas where they need improvement.

One of the main aims of Bridge to Success is to provide an introduction to subject matter and online learning for underserved populations, nontraditional students and those making a decision to seek higher education but who are unsure of their readiness.

For information, contact Jean Runyon, dean of AACC’s Virtual Campus, at jmrunyon@aacc.edu or 410-777-1249.