TCC 2021 • Call for Proposals

26th Annual
TCC Worldwide Online Conference

April 13-15, 2021
Tuesday – Thursday, HST

Building Our Future
Movin’ On!

 Submission deadline: December 21, 2020, 11:59 PM HST

Hashtag: #tcchawaii21


Responding to the challenges of the global pandemic created opportunities and a need to innovate learning. What have we learned? What’s in our future for virtual learning? How do we support learners and educators?

TCC Hawaii invites faculty, support professionals, librarians, counselors, student affairs professionals, graduate students, administrators, and consultants interested in emerging learning technologies and practices to submit proposals for online presentations.

Conference theme

The TCC 2021 Online Conference invites proposals for presentations and papers relevant to emerging technologies, transforming learning, and virtual learning.

Conference coordinators are interested in examples of appropriate, innovative, and sustainable instructional delivery that have evolved out of the coronavirus pandemic; what we’ve learned and what lies ahead to innovate learning.

The coordinators are also interested in building our community of colleagues. We encourage other interactive formats such as panel presentations and discussion, interactive workshops, edtech tool demos, and forming special interest groups.

Suggested topics & FULL details



Participation in this event is entirely online. All sessions are streamed in real-time. Sessions recorded for later viewing. For your info, recordings from our previous TCC 2020@25 program may be viewed (without signing in).

More Info

Contact Bert Kimura or Curtis Ho.

TCC Hawaii, LearningTimes, & the Learning Design and Technology Department, College of Education, UH-Manoa collaborate to produce this event. Numerous volunteer faculty and staff worldwide provide additional support.

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Never Let Them See You Sweat

By Helen Torigoe, Guest Contributor

Image of a forest with large tree in the center with multiple arm-like branches.

In the first or second year of my attending TCC, I remember “walking into” a session ten minutes before the start time, and the facilitator welcomed me and other early birds by name. I was stoked at being recognized by name and being involved in a conversation although I was just a new login name in cyberspace.

Perhaps that was the moment when I became comfortable and confident enough to continue being an enthusiastic TCC participant for years afterward.

At the 10th hour of the 24-hour-marathon of TCC2020@25 Plenary Sessions on April 15, 2020, Dr. Curtis Ho introduced the same gracious facilitator as the Facilitator Emeritus/Guru who had facilitated countless TCC sessions over more than 15 years. Yes, those of us who have been attending TCC every year are very familiar with Dr. Rev. Alan Selig’s warm welcome and calm introduction of the speakers. But this time, he was the plenary speaker on a topic none other than how best to facilitate TCC sessions: “Never Let Them See You Sweat: Tips and Reflections from 15+ years as a TCC Online Conference Session Facilitator.” 

As Dr. Selig shared his 15-Point Declaration of Attitudes and Actions for Facilitating TCC Sessions that he had gleaned from personal experience, I realized how deeply wise and intentional he had been in every interaction in every session that he had facilitated. I kept nodding and smiling after he introduced each of the 15 declarations/tips because I remembered how I felt as an audience in the sessions that Dr. Selig had facilitated. He has indeed practiced these nuggets of wisdom over the years at TCC. He also observed that they apply to life in general.

Here are Dr. Selig’s 15 declarations/tips/reflections:

Never Let Them See You Sweat (Attitudes and Actions for Session Facilitators)

  1. This is an adventure.
  2. Smile when you talk.
  3. Be humble.
  4. A little paranoia can be good.
  5. Arrive early and stay late.
  6. Have emergency contact info handy.
  7. Welcome people as they arrive.
  8. Discover experience and comfort levels of presenters.
  9. Be ready with a few icebreakers.
  10. Pay attention.
  11. Life goes on.
  12. Every presentation is unique.
  13. Use your power wisely.
  14. Assume platform ignorance.
  15. Never let them see you sweat.

I look forward to bringing an adventurous spirit, cheerfulness, humility, preparedness, attention to detail, and calm demeanor to the future TCC sessions that I will be honored to facilitate. If you plan to facilitate TCC sessions in the future, I highly recommend listening and re-listening to Dr. Selig’s presentation. And remember that:

A personal voice is the digital equivalent of a warm hug and just keep offering a smiling and calm presence.

Editor’s Note: Helen Torigoe is an instructional designer at Kapi‘olani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Along with colleagues Jaime Sickel and Youxin Zhang, she designed an award-winning professional development program in distance learning, Teaching Online Preparation Program (TOPP). To view a recording of Dr. Seligʻs presentation (and 23 others), see: [Day 2].

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Covid-19 Moving a School Online

By Helen Torigoe, Guest Contributor

Image of Dr. AydinDr. Cengiz Hakan Aydin, Professor atAnadolu University in Turkey presented timely personal testimony as a plenary speaker during the TCC2020@25 special One Day in Our Lives series of 24 sessions in 24 hours. Dr. Aydin wears many hats in his home country as an expert in open and distance learning, MOOCs, educational communications and technology. When Coronavirus unexpectedly shuttered schools in March 2020, Aydin set out to help his “120 daughters” (two biological and others “adopted” in a basketball program that he coaches) to continue learning despite the emergency. He did that by helping an entire K-12 private school shift from face-to-face to remote learning in just one month by coordinating existing technologies, human resources, and processes.

First, he clarified that remote learning (a temporary shift of instructional delivery to an alternate delivery mode due to crisis) is not the same as well-planned distance learning

Aydin relied on the skilled staff to build the technology infrastructure, trained teachers, and got parents involved. After successfully implementing remote delivery of 120+ courses to 836 students, Dr. Aydin continues to monitor the established systems and processes, train teachers, and maintain public relations (i.e. communicating with parents). 

AYDIN-2020@25Strategies, challenges, and solutions of building a remote learning site during week 1.

What Dr. Aydin accomplished in one month was impressive and I appreciated the nuggets of wisdom that he shared:

  • We can teach any subject in distance education with the right approach.
  • Teachers should focus more on asynchronous guiding of students and creating learning activities. (Provide templates for teachers to complete, to help them transfer skills to real situations.) Teachers should not focus on synchronous sessions that try to imitate face-to-face — it will never replace face-to-face.
  • Get ready for the next emergency or crisis.
  • Agile design is possible (in a week or a month as he did) by keeping to KISS (keep it short & simple).
  • Teachers can adapt faster than you can imagine.
  • Students are already there but parent involvement is necessary for time management and self-regulation.
  • There are lots of technology tools available.
  • While designing, consider:
    • Preconceptions and habits of the learners, teachers, parents
    • [How to help students learn] should be the focal point
    • Listen to teachers, students, admin, parents but rely on scientific knowledge and expertise
    • On-demand support of teachers is crucial, but the scaffolding of skills is important to empower them.

Lots of valuable lessons for those who design remote learning or distance learning!

For more info, contact Dr. Cengiz Hakan Aydin at

Editor’s Note: Helen Torigoe is an instructional designer at Kapi‘olani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Along with colleagues Jaime Sickel and Youxin Zhang, she designed an award-winning professional development program in distance learning, Teaching Online Preparation Program (TOPP). To view a recording of Dr. Aydin’s presentation (and 23 others): [Day 2].

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ICoME 2020 Online • Call for Proposals

TCC cordially invites you to submit a proposal for ICoME 2020 this August 17-18.

Since 2016, TCC Hawaii has participated in ICoME, The International Conference for Media in Education, as a sponsoring organization jointly with academic colleagues in Japan, Korea, and China.

Due to Covid-19, the conference has been moved ONLINE for August 17-18. There is NO FEE for participants outside of Japan.

ICoME accepts presentation proposals in two formats: concurrent & roundtables. Students are encouraged to participate in roundtable sessions when reporting on current research or other relevant projects.

Proposals for ICoME 2020, as paper abstract submittals, are due on May 31.

Outstanding papers are selected for publication in IJEMT, the International Journal for Educational Media & Technology.

For queries about participation or for more information, contact Bert Kimura <>.

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TCC 2020@25, One Day in Our Life – Free Plenary Sessions

For its 25th Annual TCC 2020@25 TCC Online Conference, TCC Hawaii has announced that 24 plenary sessions scheduled throughout the day on April 15, One Day in Our Life,  starting at midnight Hawaii time (other times) will be available globally, without charge.

The conference team supports our colleagues, students, and friends having to teach and learn online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, often on short notice and with little orientation.

To access the plenary sessions, go to the conference homepage:

Registered participants (fee applies) will enjoy full access to ALL conference recordings, attendance at 70+ concurrent and student sessions on Tuesday (April 14) and Thursday (April 16), receive daily bulletins, participate in the conference community with opportunities for networking and earning microcredentials, and evaluating the event.

1000 Wed MIDN John Augeri Learning Spaces Around the World
1100 Wed
1 AM
Wayne Holmes Artificial Intelligence in Education
2 AM
Cengiz Hakan Ayadin Building a Remote Learning Site for K12 School
1300 Wed
3 AM
Albert Sangra Online Education: Increasing Visibility and Reputation
1400 Wed
4 AM
Malcolm Brown The 2020 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report
1500 Wed
5 AM
Noel Broman 21st Century Curriculum Challenges
1600 Wed
6 AM
Cynthia Calongne VR 2020: Is it Safe for Education?
1700 Wed
7 AM
Levine & Saas WordPlace: An Online Writing Space
1800 Wed
8 AM
Veronica Diaz Digital Microcredentialing
1900 Wed
9 AM
Eichelberger & Leong Faculty’s Perception of Technology Tools
2000 Wed
10 AM
Alan Selig Never Let Them See You Sweat
2100 Wed
11 AM
Levine & Bali From Conference Hallways to the Classroom
2200 Wed
Lin & Eichelberg A Card Game that Sparks Creative Confidence
2300 Wed
1 PM
Satoru Shinagawa Screencasting – Which Software to Use?
MIDN* Wed 2
Mary Dereshiwsky Challenges to Faculty Bullying and Harassment
0100* Wed
3 PM
Katsuaki Suzuki Japanese Society 5.0 and Ed Technology Research
0200* Wed
4 PM
Kenichi Kubota Inter-University Collaboration to Enhance Teaching in Cambodia
0300* Wed
5 PM
Jason YJ Lee How Pop Culture Can Influence Language Learning
0400* Wed
6 PM
Kageto & Sato Principles of Asian Students ICT Exchange
0500* Wed
7 PM
Mayumi Kubota Intercultural Exchange between Hawaii and Japan
0600* Wed
8 PM
Fran Choi Digital Game-based Learning for Enhancing Phonemic Discrimination
0700* Wed
9 PM
Curcher & Teräs Putting our CARDE’s on the Table
0800* Wed
10 PM
Kumiko Aoki Lifelong and Lifewide Learning
0900* Wed
11 PM
Marko Teräs Advancing Equity Through Open Distance Learning
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TCC 2020@25 Worldwide Online Conference
April 14-16, 2020

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TCC 2020@25

Join Us!

tcc2020 full bannerTCC 2020@25 Worldwide Online Conference
Vision: 2020
April 14-16, 2020

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. 

In support of our colleagues and associates having
to teach online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,
TCC Hawaii will deliver
 PLENARY SESSIONS free of charge
beginning at Midnight  (HST) April 15 (1000 UTC).

Register at:

Participate in real-time sessions from the comfort of your home using a web browser to connect to individual sessions. 

View the current schedule of presentations and descriptions:

REGISTERED participants receive access to ALL conference recordings, attending 70+ concurrent and student sessions on Tuesday and Thursday, receive daily bulletins, participate in the conference community with opportunities for networking and earning microcredentials, and evaluating the event.

We look forward to seeing you at TCC 2020@25.

Warm regards,
– Bert Kimura, Curtis Ho & Kitty Hino & the TCC Conference Team

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TCC 2020@25 Commemorative Preconference Symposium

The TCC 2020@25 Conference Team cordially invites you to join us on Tuesday, March 17 for a Commemorative Preconference Symposium to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

In response to the COVID-19 health crises, we modified the event to deliver it ENTIRELY ONLINE on March 17. The event was originally scheduled as a face-to-face networking event on March 17-18.

Everyone is invited to participate.
 There is no fee. For the latest program details:

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The March 17 event includes the TCC 2020@25 a special webinar and presenter/facilitator orientation in Adobe Connect that was announced earlier.

4E Principles of Professional Development for Online Faculty

For online access, see:

This session begins at 1:30 p.m. HAST, 4:30 p.m. PDT, 6:30 p.m. CDT & 7:30 p.m. EDT; 0830 (March 18) Tokyo/Seoul. Other time zones.

NOTE: An orientation to Adobe Connect for TCC 2020 presenters and facilitators follows immediately after the session. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer facilitator or future presenter is welcome to attend.

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TCC 2020@25 Registration is now open!

The main conference, from April 14-16, features 25 plenary sessions on April 15 and over 70 concurrent sessions. All sessions are recorded for later viewing. View the conference homepage for details.

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TCC 2020@25 Register Now!

Join us!

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TCC 2020@25 Worldwide Online Conference
April 14-16, 2020

TCC is a three-day, entirely online conference for post-secondary faculty and staff worldwide that features presentations covering a wide range of topics related to educational technology and emerging technologies for teaching and learning.

Register now for early bird rates:

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

One Day in the Life of TCC. For our 25th Anniversary, TCC presents 24 featured speakers throughout the entire day on April 15, Hawaii time. These plenary sessions will be scheduled for a typical workday (1000 – 1500) in four regions of the world: Asia, Hawaii, America, and Europe. Regardless of your location, there will be a selection of sessions available for you.

Group registrations. For all faculty, staff, and students from a single campus, department or organization. To register a group:

University of Hawaii faculty and staff. Special reduced rates available.

Commemorative Symposium. To celebrate our 25th anniversary, a pre-conference symposium on March 17-18 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (face-to-face) will feature faculty and graduate students presenting research topics and collaborating in panel sessions. A limited number of seats are still available. For more info, see:

Presenter Orientation. Following a special webinar (TBA) on March 17 at 1300 HST (other timezones), there will be an orientation for TCC 2020 presenters at 1400 HST that is open to anyone, free of charge.

Join us for an exciting TCC 2020@25.

– Bert Kimura, Curtis Ho & Kitty Hino
      For the TCC Conference Team

PS: Interested in volunteering as a facilitator for online sessions that provides complimentary access to this event? Contact Rachael Inake <> for more information.

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TCC 2020@25 Proposal Submission Deadline Extended


TCC 2020@25 – April14-16

Proposal submission deadline extended to December 27, 2019.
The acceptance date for full papers remains the same,
December 30.

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

Full details:

Join our mailing list.

Best wishes for the New Year from the TCC Conference Team!
— Bert, Curtis & Kitty for 2020 Conference Team

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TCC 2020@25 Call For Proposals Continues

Vision 2020 banner.TCC 2020@25 Online Conference | April 14-16, 2020

Extended deadline ☼ December 27
Full description online ☼
To submit a proposal

The Conference Team reminds potential presenters that our Call for Proposals for TCC 2020@25 continues.

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

We look forward to your participation in TCC 2020 next April.

For inquiries about group participation, send an email to Kitty Hino <>.

Interested in sponsoring a plenary session? See our sponsorship guidelines.

Warm regards,
   — The TCC 2020@25 Conference Team

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