May was a short
month for students. Graduation was held 13th in the Agri-Business
Center with a record number of NACC graduates.
in the TLC we administered the IC3 exam for the Computer Science
Department. IC3 is a business and industry certification exam.
duty days we held a Blackboard Blast where faculty was able to
obtain 10 hours of technology training on the Blackboard 9.1
system. Northeast will upgrade from 9.0 to 9.1 for the fall
A week of
technology training workshops was delivered to former Gildan
Employees. Gildan was a textile industry that closed their doors
to their final 280 employees in April. Many of these students
will attend Northeast through the TRA program. As adult learners
many times the technology can overcome the curriculum. A series
of Basic Computer Literacy workshops was written and delivered
to these prospective students in the hope of preparing them for
The beginning of
summer semester on May 31st opened a week of Student Blackboard
Orientations. This orientation is not required but many students
still attend. This semester we had 163 students attend an
As director of
the Technology Learning Center I was able to attend the
Information System Association conference in June. We were able
to hear from many technology vendors and attend workshops on
numerous technology topics.
individual instructors come to the center for technology
assistance and we spent time assisting then with classroom
technologies as well as Blackboard. I developed a presentation
on Reliable Sources to be presented at Blackboard World 2011.
Brent Satterfield, chair of the faculty technology team and CRJ
instructor will co-present with e on the topic "NBC Learn: A
Reliable Source" in July.
The TLC blog is at