TCC 2019 Free Preconference Session

Using Silly Media in Teaching and Learning

TCC 2019 Pre-conference (FREE)
Wednesday, March 20, 2:00 PM HST
5:00 PM PDT, 8:00 PM EDT; Thu. Mar 21, 9:00 AM Tokyo
Other timezones

RSVP by March 13 for access info:
This session will be followed immediately by an orientation
for TCC 2019 presenters & facilitators

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Alan Levine
Educational Learning Consultant
Mortlach, Saskatchewan

Do shared social media memes and animated GIFs represent the worst elements of internet culture? Or, are there purposeful academic uses for such “silly media”?

Levine will suggest ways we can augment online teaching with memes by adding images to words, to visualize metaphors and facilitating discussion.

As short­form videos, animated GIFs that loop are effective for demonstrating natural processes or illustrating techniques where repetition aids understanding.

Learn what your students might accomplish by creating memes and animated GIFs. With your creative ideas, such media could be much more useful for teaching and learning.

About the Presenter
Alan Levine explores the potential of new technologies for education. Having hosted a web server on the Maricopa Community Colleges network in 1993 Alan has not left the web since. Levine has brought innovative ideas while working with the New Media Consortium and the University of Mary Washington, and now as an independent consultant (

An early proponent of blogs and RSS, Levine has shared his ideas and discoveries at since 2003. His interests include digital storytelling, photography, bending WordPress to his whims, and randomly dipping into and sharing from within the infinite river of the internet.

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REGISTRATION is OPEN for the main conference!

TCC 2019 Online Conference, 24th edition 
April 16-18, 2019
Registration and conference information available at:

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TCC 2019 : Deadline extended for proposal submission (December 29)

Happy Holidays!

The deadline for TCC 2019 (April 16-18) proposal submissions is extended to December 29, 2018. The acceptance date for full papers remains the same, December 29.

Registration details will be announced in late February. Stay tuned!

Full details available at:

Best wishes for the New Year.
— From the 2019 Conference Team ❄︎ 

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TCCfx 2018 Mini-Conference (Dec. 11) Seats Available

Seats are still available for the TCCfx mini-conference, an event organized by graduate students in the LTEC graduate program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Education.

Message from Kimberly Suwa, event chair:

TCCfx 2018 is a complimentary 1-day online conference that aims to empower the educational technology community through connection, collaboration, and the generation of innovative ideas for teaching and learning. Through this conference, the UH Manoa Dept. of Learning Design and Technology showcases alumni, current students and faculty, and collaborations with local and global communities.

This year’s theme is “Sustaining Education Through Innovation”; addressing sustainable learning through the integration of new ideas and technology. Program sessions include:

  • International Collaboration – The Kaiyama ProjectDr. Wendy Kuntz, Dr. Kelli Goya, Dr. Kenichi Kubota, Dr. Mayumi Kubota, Mary Kimura
  • LTEC Alumni Panel: Dr. Mike Travis, Grant Chartrand, Ed Lee
  • Sustainability and Open Source: Dr. Paul McKimmy

Free Registration by Dec. 3: TCCfx 2018 Registration
Sessions are also recorded and will be available for review on-demand at a later date.

Kimberly Suwa
TCCfx 2018 Chair

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TCC 2019 Call For Proposals Reminder

The Conference Team reminds potential presenters that our Call for Proposals for TCC 2019 (April 16-18) continues.

Submission deadline: December 21
Full description online:
To submit a proposal:

Please share this information with colleagues, students, and interested friends.

We look forward to your participation in TCC 2019 next April.

Warm regards.
– Bert for TCC 2019 Conference Team

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TCC 2019 Call for Proposals

Graphic of man on beach looking at horizon. Announces 24th TCC Online Conference Call for Proposals Due December 22.Full details | Submissions

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TCC 2018 : Call for Participation

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Join us for the TCC 2018 Worldwide Online Conference: Navigating the Digital Landscape (April 17-19).

Enjoy keynote and special regional sessions by:

  • Dr. Margaret Nosek, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA
  • Dr. Weiquan Lu, National University, Singapore
  • Dr. Jason Lee, Daegu National University of Education, Korea
    Mark Curcher, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Dr. Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University, USA
  • Dr. Susan Manning, Credly, USA

TCC is a three-day, entirely online conference for post-secondary faculty and staff worldwide with over 100 sessions that cover a wide-range of topics related to distance learning and emerging technologies for teaching and learning.

Register online:

Participate in real-time sessions from the comfort of your workplace or home using a web browser to connect to individual sessions. All sessions are recorded for on-demand viewing.

View the current schedule of presentations and descriptions:

University of Hawaii faculty and staff. Special reduced rates available. E-mail Sharon Fowler <> from your UH account and provide contact information.

We look forward to seeing you at TCC 2018.

PS. Conference hashtag = #tcc23rd. Spread the word! Māhalo.

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TCC 2018 Preconference Session (Free)

UPDATE: To view the session recording:

As a prelude to this year’s main conference, TCC 2018 is hosting a FREE special webinar, Institutional Initiatives in Digital Credentials, presented by Brenda Perea, Director of Educational and Workforce Solutions (Credly).

Brenda Perea--2017 headshot 80x100Brenda will explain best practices from Colorado Community Colleges System’s initial launch of digital credentials in a free Technical Math for Industry.  Attendees will learn how 2-year and 4-year institutions can partner with employers to integrate digital credentials into existing curricula and build digital credentials into new courses and programs.

Wednesday, March 21, 1400 HAST
1900 CDT, 2000 EDT; Thu Mar 22, 0900 Tokyo, Seoul

REGISTER for the main conference!

TCC 2018 Online Conference, 23rd edition
Navigating the Digital Landscape
April 17-19, 2018
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