Aloha! The Voyage Continues.

TCCHawaii.org partners with LearningTimes of New York to sponsor the TCC Worldwide Online Conference in collaboration with the Learning Design & Technology (LTEC) Department, College of Education, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

We are thankful for the perseverance and tireless effort of many volunteer colleagues, including our Advisory Panel, Editorial Board, and graduate students for their help and thoughtfulness in producing these events.

The Advisory Panel guides the TCC Conference coordinators in planning each year’s annual conference. The Editorial Board serves as peer reviewers for submitted papers that are published in the Winter Editions of the International Journal for Educational Media and Technology (IJEMT).

The Teaching Colleges and Community Worldwide Online Conference (TCC) is a virtual conference held online annually. This event is designed for faculty, staff, students, and administrators in higher education worldwide to share their expertise and engage in productive discussions 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 of 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 start and closing dates. Typically held online for three days in April. the event includes live presentations that begin and end at a given time. Join us anytime from anywhere with an internet connection.

The conference theme changes annually in order to focus on and dialog current issues about using technology for teaching and learning.

Refereed papers from TCC 2006 are available at the University of Hawai’i ScholarSpace, a repository for intellectual works and unique collections of the UH Manoa academic community.


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

More information about this conference may be found online at:

Castro, L. F. (2016). Examining social presence in a professional online conference (Doctoral dissertation). http://hdl.handle.net/10125/51587

Ho, Curtis, P. (Ed). TCC Worldwide Online Conference Refereed Proceedings (2005-2021). https://tccpapers.coe.hawaii.edu

Hoffman, D. L., Paek, S., Ho, C. P., Kimura, B. Y. (2021). Online-Only International Conferences: Strategies for Maintaining Community. TechTrends, 65, 418–420. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-021-00614-8

Kimura, B. Y. & Ho, C. P. (2016). The TCC Worldwide Online Conference: Twenty years of affordable, timely professional development. International Journal for Educational Media and Technology. 10(1), 18-25. http://jaems.jp/contents/icomej/vol10/2_Kimura.pdf

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

Lum, B. (2015, March 11). TCC Online Conference. Bytemarks Cafe. Podcast. http://www.bytemarkscafe.org/2015/03/11/episode-341-tcc-online-conference-mar-11-2015/

Ho, C. P., Kimura, B., & Boulay, R. (2011). Retrospective analysis of a virtual worldwide conference for eLearning. International Journal for Educational Media and Technology 2011, 5(1), 107-117. http://jaems.jp/contents/icomej/vol5/IJEMT5.107-117.pdf

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

TCCHawaii.org is an I.R.S. 501(c)(3), non-profit, educational organization incorporated in Hawaii, USA. 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 and TCCfx, an online event organized and targeted to graduate students.

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 an event start date.

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