Aloha! The Voyage Continues.

TCCHawaii.org, a Hawaii non-profit organization, in partnership with LearningTimes.org in New York sponsors the TCC Worldwide Online Conference and other professional development activities such as the League for Innovation Innovator Spotlight online event.

We are thankful for the perseverance and tireless effort of many volunteer colleagues, including our Advisory Panel and Editorial Board, for their help and thoughtfulness in producing this annual event.

The Teaching Colleges and Community Worldwide Online Conference (TCC) is a virtual conference held annually online. This event is designed for faculty, staff and administrators in higher education worldwide to share their expertise and engage in productive forums about innovations and practices that accompany the use of technology in teaching and learning.

In 1996, Dr. James Shimabukuro, Language Arts Professor at Kapi’olani Community College in Honolulu, Hawai’i, founded this conference. Professor Shimabukuro envisioned creating a global network for faculty to share expertise, research results and teaching experiences with one other. Professor Shimabukuro named this virtual conference; “Teaching in the Community Colleges,” after his email discussion list TCC-L.

In August 2004, the TCC conference was renamed the TCC Worldwide Online Conference. Following a lengthy discussion with advisory panel members and TCC 2004 participants, TCC now represents Technology, Colleges and Community.

In 2010, TCC transitioned into a self-supporting, educational non-profit organization, TCCHawaii.org, with this annual online conference as its primary purpose. TCC staff will plan and produce additional activities during the year for conference registrants to promote professional development in using instructional technology for teaching, learning, research, and creativity.

The annual TCC conference runs on a real-time schedule, with a starting date and a closing date. It includes live presentations that begin and end at a given times. The conference theme changes annually in order to focus on and dialog current and controversial issues about using technology for teaching and learning.

For further information, contact the conference coordinators: Bert Kimura <bert@hawaii.edu>, Curtis Ho <curtis@hawaii.edu>, or Sharon Fowler <fowlers@hawaii.edu>.

More information about this conference may be found online at:

Ho, Curtis, P. (Ed). TCC Conference Refereed Proceedings (2006-present). Retrieved from http://etec.hawaii.edu/proceedings/

Kimura, B. & Shimabukuro, J. (2001). The Teaching in the Community Colleges (TCC) Online Conference.  LeagueTLC Innovation Express. Retrieved from http://www.league.org/leaguetlc/express/inn0107.htm

Kimura, B. Y. (2003). The TCC online conference: a global learning community for teaching & learning. Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/Resources/TheTCCOnlineConferenceAGlobalL/169208

Shimabukuro, J. (2000). What is an online conference? The Technology Source Archives. Retrieved from http://technologysource.org/article/what_is_an_online_conference/.

TCCHawaii.org is a Hawaii incorporated, 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization approved by the USA Internal Revenue Service in November, 2013. The organization sponsors and produces professional development opportunities for faculty, staff and students in higher education worldwide, such as the annual Teaching, Colleges, and Community (TCC) Worldwide Online Conference.

Accessibility. Information on this website is available in alternate formats.  For disability accommodations, advance notice is requested. Contact Bert Kimura <bert@hawaii.edu> 10 days prior to the conference start date.

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