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May-June 2011
Technology Learning Center Report
Judith Lea, Director

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May was a short month for students. Graduation was held 13th in the Agri-Business Center with a record number of NACC graduates.

Before graduation in the TLC we administered the IC3 exam for the Computer Science Department. IC3 is a business and industry certification exam.

During faculty 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 semester

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 college entrance.

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 orientation session.

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.

As always 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 www.nacctlc.blogspot.com.