The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) is commencing its extended offering of digital learning this semester. The push for more e-study and online knowledge exchange at the College commenced with the training of students to interact with platform Cengage. 

On August 19 the College announced that students are now being required to participate in training in the use of the platform through training that is taking place at both the Paraquita Bay campus and the Virgin Gorda Centre. 

The shift to digital learning was announced in June during the College’s graduation by President of the HLSCC Judith Vanterpool. At that time the President mentioned that from the fall semester the students at the college will be using digital learning materials, which she said is expected to result in savings on textbooks for students. 

While speaking at the College’ 26th graduation exercise on 13 June Vanterpool announced: “In fall we are adopting a digital revolution. The majority of our classes will be using digital textbooks and elearning platform.” 

According to the College President the HLSCC digital revolution is facilitated through a subscription based all in one ebook platform. “This shift in how we deliver our content means that we can reduce textbook costs.”