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Keri Cole

Dr. Keri Cole is the Dean of eLearning for Hinds Community College in Clinton, Miss, a role she has held for the past decade. During her time in this role, she has led the institution’s digital transformation that includes the growth of distance learning through online classes, instructional technology and design and media services, and the implementation of new technologies including a new learning management system. Prior to her current role, she served as a business technology instructor in the Mississippi Community College system. Keri holds a bachelor of business administration degree and an MBA from Mississippi State University and a doctorate of education from Delta State University. She is also an alumna of Hinds Community College.

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Inclusive Access program sees boost in student success

Posted by Keri Cole on August 25, 2017

This piece appeared in its entirety in the July 3, 2017 edition of eCampus News.

Inclusive Access program sees boost in student successI’ve always considered myself a good student. I would dutifully tote textbooks and color-coded binders with matching dividers around everywhere I went, from home to school, school to after-school practices, practices to my part-time job, and then back home every evening, studying any chance I could.

Oh, how things have changed.

Now students have access to all those learning materials and resources from the touch of small, lightweight device. They can access what they need from anywhere, regardless of what device they are using. In a world of constant change and continuous improvement, finding paths that will encourage student growth, success, and retention are vital in our educational strategies. Hinds (Miss.) Community College is now a world without lost backpacks, forgotten textbooks, or misplaced notes, fostering a culture that encourages constant learning, even when class isn’t in session.

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