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Technology Commission

Represents the interests of Florida's community and state college personnel whose job interests include technology related activities or issues. The Technology Commission strives to enhance student learning, improve institutional effectiveness, and promote effective participation in all aspects of technology management, planning, information sharing, eLearning, and innovation.



  1. What We Do
  2. Executive Board
  3. Bylaws
  4. Newsletter
  5. Announcements
  6. Awards and Recognition


Technology: What We Do/Who We Are

Hello, and welcome to the Association of Florida Colleges Technology Commission webpage. Please browse the links on the left for information on Technology Commission events and announcements as well as our bylaws, newsletter, and awards and recognition acknowledging the great work of our AFC commission members.

If you are a Florida college employee and are not already an AFC member, consider joining us and taking advantage of all of the great benefits and opportunities that come with membership!


Executive Board


Chair: Josh Murdock, Valencia College
Phone: 407-582-5223

Chair-Elect: Michael Ridlon, Santa Fe College
Phone: 352-381-3603

Past Chair: James MayValencia College

Secretary: Dana Livesay, Hillsborough CC
Phone: 813-259-6530

Treasurer:  Donna Bourbeau, Pasco-Hernando State College
Phone: 727-816-3161

Webmaster: Lena Phelps, South Florida State College 

Phone: 863-784-7303




Information about upcoming conferences, exemplary practice, and special contests will be posted here. Check back throughout the year for updates.

Join the Technology Commission Circle and our Facebook group to share year around: https://www.facebook.com/groups/afctechnology/.
Please register for AFC Technology Commission: Virtual Groups - Working Together Without Actually Meeting! on Feb 25, 2015 12:00 PM EST at:


Neal Phillips, English faculty at Valencia College, will dive into how he implements virtual groups into his online classroom to connect his online students without physically meeting. Neal was the winner of the 2014 AFC Technology Commission Excellence in Technology Awards .

This is part of brown bag webinar series presented by the AFC Technology Commission.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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SAVE THE DATE! 2015 Joint Commission Conference

Make plans to join us at the 2015 Joint Commission Conference to be held May 14-15, 2015 at Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus. More information to follow soon.

Images from the 2014 Joint Commission Conference



Panel Discussion


Exemplary Practice Nominees


More Exemplary Practice Nominees


Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Technology Commission hereby adopts these Bylaws:

Technology Commission Bylaws 








Awards and Recognition

Purpose for the Excellence in Technology Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have used technology to create solutions to benefit any aspect of the community or state college operation.

2014 Excellence in Technology Awards


Neal R. Phillips, Ed.D. nphillips@valenciacollege.edu

Neal Phillips

Virtual Groups: Working Together Without Actually Meeting!

With the advent of social media, students in online courses seek the versatility and human interest that Facebook has, and they gravitate toward online courses to escape face-to-face classroom pressures. In addition, international students see online learning as a way to increase communication and acquire language proficiency. Dr. Phillips’ session features ideas for creating collaboration in an online environment that not only focuses on course objectives but enhances students’ collaborations with peers here and abroad.

(2015 Excellence in Technology Award Information coming soon)




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