Center for Instructional Technology & Online Learning
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Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning is to provide instructional design and instructional technology support. CIT is committed to supporting pedagogy and enhancing learning by assisting faculty in the integration of academic technology into the curriculum in order to deliver quality education and challenge students to reach their highest potential.

The staff at CIT will work with you to maximize your instructional effectiveness. Our training is individualized and customized to meet your specific curriculum goals. Our trained instructional design staff will personalize a combination of demonstrations, workshops and individual coaching sessions to meet your needs.

We are members of ITC, NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP), Massachusetts Colleges Online (MCO), Quality Matters (QM), Online Learning Consortium (OLC), and WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET).

What We Do:

  1. Improve the quality of teaching and learning through the implementation of Quality Matters and instructional design
  2. Work closely with faculty and departments in the alignment of learning outcomes with assessments and activities to improve student learning and retention
  3. Assist in the creation of formative and summative assessment methods that align with course objectives
  4. Provide pedagogical and technical support by adapting course materials for NECC’s learning management systems
  5. Encourage appropriate pedagogical uses of technologies, including multimedia and emerging technologies, to promote effective teaching and learning
  6. Explore new methods of content delivery, including but not limited to learning management systems, for synchronous and asynchronous courses
  7. Provide course templates, learning objects, tutorials and various tools as needed to increase quality, consistent navigation and ease of use in online courses
  8. Educate and support faculty concerning compliance with laws and regulations relating to accessibility, universal design and copyright
  9. Educate and support faculty concerning compliance with policies and procedures for development and delivery of distance education courses
  10. Build communities of teaching and learning by providing opportunities to learn and experiment with instructional technology approaches and methods in face-to-face, blended, and online formats
  11. Provide resources for understanding and applying research-based teaching practices
  12. Participate in statewide and national organizations that support the mission of improving distance education in higher education
  13. Contribute to the quality and advancement of distance education at NECC by means of committee involvement, keeping abreast of state and federal regulations and current trends in education