About the Instructional Technology Council
The Instructional Technology Council, ITC, provides exceptional leadership and professional development to its network of eLearning experts by advocating, collaborating, researching, and sharing exemplary, innovative practices and potential in learning technologies.
An affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges established in 1977, ITC represents higher education institutions in the United States and Canada, and is leader in advancing distance education. ITC is constantly working to raise awareness about the benefits of distance learning, instructional telecommunications, and future needs and possibilities. ITC tracks federal legislation that will affect distance learning, conducts annual professional development meetings, supports research, and provides a forum for members to share expertise and materials.
ITC Membership Categories
Institutional Members – Public institution that primarily offers a two-year associate’s degree or diploma. Voting, Eligible to serve on ITC Board, Eligible to Serve on ITC Committees. Annual Dues—$450. Try us out! New institutional members can join for a one-year introductory rate of only $300!
Community College District Office or Consortia Office (with predominant focus on public institutions that primarily offer two-year associate’s degrees or diplomas). Voting, Eligible to serve on ITC Board, Eligible to Serve on ITC Committees. Annual Dues—$450. Try us out! New community college district office or consortia office members can join for a one-year introductory rate of only $300!
Associate Members – Public institution that primarily offers a four-year baccalaureate degree or other non-profit organization. Eligible to Serve on ITC Committees. Annual Dues—$450. Try us out! New associate members can join for a one-year introductory rate of only $300!
Corporate Members – For-profit organization or degree-granting institution. Eligible to Serve on ITC Committees. Annual Dues—$750. Try us out! New corporate members can join for a one-year introductory rate of only $450!
Lifetime Members – Individual Recipients of ITC’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Eligible to Serve on ITC Committees. Annual Dues—Complementary.
ITC Membership Benefits
- eLearning News—Delivered to Your Inbox
You don't have time to search for and keep track of national news, research or activities on eLearning—ITC will keep you informed! Be the first on your campus to learn about articles on eLearning in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, the New York Times, the blogosphere, and other news sources. Receive links to the latest eLearning research from the National Center for Educational Statistics, other agencies at the Department of Education, the Sloan Foundation, other sources. ITC archives these past news updates on its Web site for ITC members only.
ITC will e-mail you about the latest news on national legislation that could affect your eLearning program. In 2011 ITC followed the statewide authorization for out-of-state distance education students, the Higher Education Opportunities Act, funding for broadband connections, net neutrality, copyright issues, accreditation, student financial aid funding, and other hot topics. An advocate for distance learning with the American Association of Community Colleges, ITC informs legislators about the concerns of distance educators.
ITC will e-mail you about upcoming grant opportunities—while you still have time to apply—as soon as the guidelines are released to the public, so you can build or expand your distance learning program.
Save your travel money—this is the best bargain in town! For these weekly presentations, ITC invites distance learning administrators and faculty to share their best practices, tips and challenges for teaching at a distance. We invite authors to share their latest distance learning research; copyright gurus and government officials to explain what you need to do; accreditation experts and grant administrators to inform you about timely, hot topics. The cost for ITC members is only $45-$50, these charges are double for non-members. See the calendar of upcoming workshops to register online.
eLearning 2013 is the annual event distance educators cannot afford to miss! This gathering of distance learning professionals features more than 80 workshops and seminars. eLearning 2012 will introduce you to other distance learning professionals so you can share ideas, insights and tips that work!
ITC will hold its third Leadership Academy for distance educators on July 24-26, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Eighteen participants worked with academy speakers and members of the ITC board to create a sound leadership strategy, develop a model to fit their institution, identify and acquire key tools for successful distance learning leadership, and obtain a new network of fellow eLearning practitioners
ITC has surveyed and reported on the state of distance education at ITC-member institutions for the past five years. For the past two years, ITC has mailed a free copy of this report to ITC members, community college presidents, and inserted a copy into the participant bag of attendees at the AACC annual convention.
ITC has created a searchable library or database of distance learning articles, abstracts and research which is on the ITC Web site. Many resources are available to anyone who visits the ITC Web site, but ITC members should enter their login and password codes since their searches will result in additional articles, research and information on distance education topics that were included in the weekly ITC news e-mails ITC's executive director sent to them.
ITC awards outstanding individuals and institutions in distance education based upon the nominations of its members. Both national and regional contributions to the field are considered. Nomination forms will be posted on the ITC Website with a submission deadline in Fall 2012. See Past Winners of ITC's Awards for Excellence in Distance Learning
- ITC’s Monthly Quick Polls
Pose a quick, easy-to-answer question on eLearning to other ITC members to learn about the distance learning practices and programs at their institutions.
- Job Announcements
ITC will advertise eLearning postition opening announcements at your institution for no charge. We will send an e-mail announcement to other members and we will post your listing on the ITC Web site.