Instructional Technology Council
Mission Statement: 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 technology, and future needs and possibilities. ITC conducts monthly and annual professional development meetings, supports research, tracks federal legislation that will affect distance learning, and provides a forum for members to share expertise and materials.
Members include single institutions and multi-campus districts; regional and statewide systems of community, technical and two-year colleges; for-profit organizations; four-year institutions; and, non-profit organizations that are interested or involved in instructional technology.
Members use a vast array of ever-changing technologies for distance learning. They often combine different systems according to students' needs. The technologies they use and methods of teaching include: audio and video conferences; compressed and full-motion video; computer networks; fiber optic networks; interactive videodisc; Internet-based media including blogs, RSS and wikis;ITFS; microwave; multimedia; online courses; open broadcast and cable television; podcasts;satellites; teleclasses; and, telecourses.