GRCC DLIT Department Cited in April-May Issue of AACC Journal

AACC Journal Cover Photo

GRCC’s Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies Department was recently mentioned in an article entitled “Tools of The Trade” which was about how mobile learning devices are changing higher education.

mobile tablets ekunnen article

Here is a short excerpt from the article:

“Mobile devices are nothing new in education-schools have been using laptops for years. But Eric Kunnen, director of distance learning and instructional technologies at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan, says what separates tablets from first-generation devices such as laptops is their interface and ease of use… The form factor makes a difference. Tablets provide instant access to information and streamlined access to tools…”

For the full article go here.

GRCC in the News – 5/8/12

Election Day in West Michigan – Polls close at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, 08 May 2012, 7:03 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Voters across West Michigan will head to the polls Tuesday to decide on numerous issues. One of the bigger debates involves a $98.6 million bond proposal for Grand Rapids Community College — an issue that has no organized opposition. The majority of the money will go toward upgrading old buildings.  (More)

Community college bond up for vote Tuesday, May 8
May 3, 2012 By Rockford Squire News | by BETH ALTENA

One in three college-bound students in Kent County first attend Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), and the average savings per student is $22,000 in two years. Lisa Freiberger, vice president of GRCC, spoke before Rockford City Council on Monday, April 9, explaining the extreme need to approve a bond proposal which will be before Kent County voters Tuesday, May 8.  (More)

Question of the Day: Why are you voting today?
Published: Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 9:30 AM | Grand Rapids Press | By Todd Fettig

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — West Michigan voters have a chance to be heard today on a handful of issues.  Among them: • Grand Rapids Community College’s $98.6 million bond proposal to fund building and technology improvements.  (More)

Eat the Real Food
The Rapidian | by Jessalyn Richter on Monday May 7th, 2012 11:51am

Eggs fried to succulence, fluffy Belgian waffles topped with strawberries and cream, and crispy apple-wood smoked bacon are some of the few tasty bits that the Real Food Café makes better than most. […] The Café is a true family affair, run by Frank and Renee Amodeo—Grand Rapids locals that started at the community college culinary program and worked their way up to owning their own business. Pam Sult remembers Frank and Renee back at Grand Rapids Community College: “I remember seeing them selling pastries and other baked goods. They had a little stand that was run by the culinary arts students.“  (More)