A Brief and Personal Perspective on North Island College’s Involvement with Televised Distance Education from the “Crash-Test Instructor’s” Perspective

How to take care of students spread over 64,000 square kilometres of mountains, fjords and forests.  

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The SIMT – a Resource for Educators, Entrepreneurs/Startups, Industry, and Manufacturers

The Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SIMT), a division of Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC), Florence, SC, offers access to emerging technologies in support of industry, education and training, and economic development. We provide technical expertise in additive manufacturing, advanced machining and virtual reality 3D production to entrepreneurs, businesses and manufacturers, and routinely help conceive products, manufacture parts and produce virtual training experiences for our clients.

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Improving Online Course Completion Rates

Online community college student course completion rates are lower than their equivalent face-to-face courses.  According to a large California Community College Study1, rates are 11 to 14% lower, and they are even lower for subpopulations such as part-timers, minorities, and students with disabilities. This translates into lost time, money, and resources for both community colleges and their students. At Linn-Benton Community College where we work, 687 more students would have completed 2404 credits for a savings of $240,450 in the last three years if face-to-face and online course completion rates were the same. 

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NE Region Update

As the Northeast Regional Representative to the ITC Board of Directors it brings me great pleasure to highlight just a few of the activities being undertaken by our members located in: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

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Washington Update - Funding and Other News

Preserving funding for some programs will be difficult given the Trump administration’s FY 2018 budget request. It called for increases in defense spending with reductions in domestic discretionary spending. The administration proposed a $7.9 billion cut to the U.S. Department of Education, including $3.9 billion from the current Pell Grant program surplus.

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eLearning 2018

Join us at eLearning 2018 in Tucson, Arizona to exchange your great ideas with colleagues from across the country and around the world. Be a part of one of the friendliest and most comprehensive annual distance learning conferences for eLearning practitioners.

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Annual ITC Leadership Academy Builds Campus Leaders 

One of the premier professional development events hosted by the Instructional Technology Council is the annual Leadership Academy.  Planning for the future and motivating a team are the hallmarks of a successful leader

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