According to a recent report, at least 75 percent of first-year community college students aren’t college-ready, and first year attrition rates continue to rise. One of the most major issues for students is feeling overwhelmed with the rigor of college-level work. Some community colleges are bucking this trend by using a mix of technologies for instruction. Lecture capture, they’re finding, can be a powerful tool for lowering dropout rates, increasing student involvement, and getting students through developmental education more quickly. The technology, in essence, is being used to help create a level playing field for these at-risk students.