Join us for the TCC 2016 Worldwide Online Conference, The More We Get Together (April 19-21):
Enjoy keynote and special regional sessions by:
Dr. Jon Dron, Author, Athabasca University, Canada
Drs. Malcolm Brown & Veronica Diaz, Educause Learning Initiative, USA
Dr. Katsuaki Suzuki, Kumamoto University, Japan
Dr. Danilo Baylen, University of West Georgia, USA
Ana Cristina Pratas, United Arab Emirates
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.
Individuals participate in real-time sessions from the comfort of their workplace or home using a web browser to connect to each session. All sessions are recorded for on-demand viewing.
For current schedule of presentations and descriptions:
We look forward to seeing you online at TCC 2016.
– Bert Kimura
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Update on TCC and NADE: Greetings for the New Academic Year
Teaching, Colleges & Community (TCC) Conference is such an innovative, web-based, global forum for the promotion of the exchange of ideas, thoughts, and perspectives on online teaching and learning at college and university that it has attracted many professors, researchers, and practitioners from different parts of the world since its very inception. Online teaching and learning is not simply a matter of application of technology, but purports to a fundamental shift in the paradigm of pedagogy by reshaping the participant structure (Philips, 1983) of the learning lessons and educational environment, reconceptualizing the social relations between the teacher and learners, and adapting strategies that grew out of the traditional media of paper-based print to suit the needs of the new online media (Zhang, 2016). For educators working with students enrolled in developmental reading and writing programs at community colleges, the TCC conference represents an invaluable access to the wealth of learning and teaching resources and enriching opportunities of professional development. It simply cannot be missed!
As a new endeavor which supports professional communication and scholarly publishing, TCC conference has just been made known to me through communication with an esteemed member of the Advisory Panel of TCC―Professor Lucy McDonald (http://www.howtostudy.org)―this summer. Although the opportunity of presenting and publishing at 2016 TCC conference was missed, I certainly look forward to participating in the next year’s conference as soon as the Call for Proposal is open.
For those interested in the TCC conference, the National Association of Developmental Education (NADE) conference may be another great event to attend. With the theme of “Winds of Change”, 2017 NADE conference is scheduled to be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from March 1-4, 2017. It is important to note that proposals must be submitted by September 15, 2016. As a reviewer of 2017 NADE proposals, I have had the pleasure and honor of reading and responding to the insightful contributions made by the leading scholars as well as peer colleagues in the field, along with other members of the Proposal Review panel chaired by Professor Kayla Harding, Tulsa Community College, Oklahoma.
We look forward to a productive and fruitful new academic year filled with difference-making triumphs.
Yuanzhong Zhang teaches courses in developmental reading and writing, and English as a Second Language (ESL). His research interests are socio- psycholinguistic processes of written communication, adult second language acquisition, and bilingual and multicultural education. He has been offered a position of professor of developmental English/writing in the Florida State (Community) College system.
Philips, S. U. (1983). The invisible culture: Communication in classroom and community on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. New York: Longman.
Zhang, Y. (2016). SQ3R: From Paper-based Print Reading to Online Reading. How to Study. org http://www.howtostudy.org/review_skill.php?id=175