In 1977, a committee of the board of directors of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (now the American Association of Community Colleges, AACC) created the “Task Force on the Uses of Mass Media for Learning." In 1993, the renamed Instructional Technology Council, ITC, became its own separate non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. ITC is an affiliated council of the AACC and represents nearly 400 institutions that offer distance education courses to their students in the United States, Canada and around the world.
ITC is a leader in advancing distance education. ITC's mission is to provide exceptional leadership and professional development in higher education to its network of eLearning practitioners by advocating, collaborating, researching, and sharing exemplary, innovative practices and potential in educational technologies. ITC tracks federal legislation that will affect distance learning, conducts annual professional development meetings, supports research, and provides a forum for members to share expertise and materials.
ITC members include single institutions and multi-campus districts; regional and statewide systems of community, technical and two-year colleges; for-profit organizations; four-year institutions; and, non-profit organizations that are interested or involved in instructional telecommunications.
ITC 2013-2017 Strategic Plan
Created and approved by the ITC board of directors in November 2013.
Headquartered in Columbus , OH, ITC is staffed by the executive director, Jennifer Starkey, deputy executive director, Roy Bartels, and staff at Professional Association Partners, Inc.