Friday, November 27, 2009

TCC 2010 > Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: Communication, Collaboration, Communities, Mobility and Best Choices

 Pre-Conference Dates: April 7-8, 2010

TCC 2010 invites faculty, support staff, librarians, counselors, student affairs professionals, students, administrators, and educational consultants to submit proposals for papers and general sessions.


Since the first Technology, Colleges, and Community (TCC) Online Conference, the Internet has evolved into a global workspace for communication, collaboration, sharing and community while providing forums for different voices, cultures, new challenges, and creativity. People, technologies, and perspectives have converged on a single platform.

The Internet has changed the education profession. Many questions have risen and are yet to be answered: How do faculty, staff, students and the communities they serve communicate, collaborate, innovate and produce useful learning outcomes? What best practices have emerged in online learning? How do we efficiently assess student outcomes? Which tools are most effective? How do we keep up and support our colleagues?

College students place high priority on using mobile smart phones and engaging online social communities daily. What can we learn from our students? How do we build on our students' expertise in digital media, personal publishing, and social networking? How will mobile devices be adapted for learning? What changes have occurred with intercultural understanding, diversity, and accessibility?

Smart institutions know how to engage continuing and prospective students online, even before their initial visits. How do organizations effectively adapt open source technologies and open content resources? How can organizations manage the blurring of play and work? What is the institutional affect of virtual worlds such as Second Life or the use of mobile technologies?


TCC invites papers and general sessions on the continuing progress of distance learning, virtual communities, collaborative learning, social networking, and best choices for instructional technologies. The coordinators are interested in a broad range of submissions that include but are not limited to the following:

- Retrospectives and personal experiences with the evolution of learning technologies
- Perspectives and applications of Web 2.0 tools for teaching and learning
- Technology applications that facilitate communication, collaboration, sharing, and social networking
- Building and sustaining learning communities
- Instructional applications in virtual worlds (Second Life, etc.)
- Distance learning including mobile learning
- Ubiquitous and lifelong learning
- Open content and open source
- E-portfolios and other assessment tools
- Student orientation and preparation
- Student success and assessment strategies in online learning
- Student services online (tutoring, advising, mentoring, career planning, technology support, help desk, etc.)
- Online learning resources (library, learning centers, etc.)
- Online, hybrid, blended or other modes of technology enhanced learning
- Professional development for faculty and staff
- Accessibility for seniors and persons with disabilities
- Gender equity, digital divide, intercultural understanding, and open access
- Managing information technology and change in educational institutions
- Institutional planning and pedagogy catalyzed by technology advances
- Global learning, ubiquitous learning, and intercultural communication
- Educational technology around the world


This conference accepts proposals in two formats: papers and general sessions. Submissions will be accepted online.

Submission Details


Proposal Submission


Papers must be submitted in full before the deadline and is subject to a blind peer review. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

General sessions may be conducted in one of several forms including forums, discussion, roundtable, panels, and pre-conference activity. These proposals will also be subject to a blind peer review.

Acceptances for all submittals will be conveyed to the primary author or presenter by email.

The coordinators are especially interested in receiving proposals that involve student collaborators. Fees for student presenters will be waived.

The submission deadline is January 15, 2010.



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