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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: James May, Valencia College
Phone: 407-582-2047

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

Past Chair: Melanie Jackson, South Florida State College
Phone: 863-784-7018

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

Treasurer: Jessie Clayton, Tallahassee CC
Phone: 850-201-8267

Webmaster: Lena Phelps, South Florida State College 




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

2014 Joint Commissions Conference 

 Joint Commission Spring Conference 2014


The AFC Joint Commission Spring Conference will be held at Daytona State College, May 21-22, 2014. This conference provides an excellent opportunity for collaboration between commissions, colleges, and programs throughout the state. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity for great professional development and learn about best practices being used at institutions across the state that demonstrate how we can "Achieve Success Together" with creative and practical ideas that impact teaching, learning, and student success.




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


Katie Evans Evansk@lssc.edu 

Designing One Course for Multiple Delivery Methods: Online, Hybrid and Technology-Enhanced

Many instructors use multiple master courses: one each for technology-enhanced, hybrid and online versions of the same course. But what if you could use one master course for all delivery methods? What if you could use one master course for all instructors teaching the same course, regardless of the delivery method? This session will reveal secrets, tips and best practices for streamlining your course design process from several master courses to just one, based on a year-long case study at Lake-Sumter State College.

Kendra Auberry kauberry@irsc.edu & Alexis Carlson acarlson@irsc.edu

Life's Credentials

Showcases the use of a digital badging system at IRSC. Digital badging allows earners the freedom to prove expertise to others free of institution-specific jargon, pay policies, and standard paper resumes. Students display verifiable proof of multi-literacies in the environment of their choice. Lifelong achievement occurs through the open source, replicable Mozilla badge ecosystem.

Mia Tignor mtignor@irsc.edu & Patricia Profeta pprofeta@irsc.edu

From STEM to Sternum

IRSC Libraries’ Digital Literacy program fosters the development of skills necessary for individuals participating in a knowledge-based economy. It is delivered through a portable digital literacy lab. Within small groups or peer-led environments, students explore “apps” through activities they find stimulating for both their scholarly and social interests. An IMLS Sparks! Ignition grant helped IRSC jumpstart this initiative.

Patricia C. Profeta, Ph.D. pprofeta@irsc.edu

Repurposing Technological Intent for Access and Success

IRSC Library utilizes its online library content management system to connect students, employees, and community members with both online and physical resources, as well as to augment its web presence. Additional applications include provision of academic support, opportunities for student engagement, literacy, partnership initiatives, shared curriculum, lifelong learning, and more. These value-added options have proven effective.

Celeste Fenton cfenton@hccfl.edu

Hillsborough Community College’s Center for Innovative Teaching and Technology Faculty Professional Development Department led by Dr. Celeste Fenton, assisted 2387 FT/PT faculty. Excited over their numbers the department is even more enthused about the faculty earning over 1000 professional development certificates! Chief among the variety of low/high tech resources deployed to meet faculty development needs is the CITT website: http://citt.hccfl.edu/.

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

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.

Robert McCaffrey rmccaffrey@valenciacollege.edu

Augmented Reality at the Community College

This program will discuss how technologies that allow the overlay of graphics, video, and 3D models onto live camera feeds might have practical applications at the community college.

Colin Everhart everhart.colin@spcollege.edu

Use of wireless technology to increase student success in science labs

Wireless Moticameras, iPads, Flickr, Notability, and various Anatomy applications increase student success and learning experiences for Anatomy & Physiology students at St. Petersburg College. For example, wireless Moticameras are being used to transmit histology images to students’ wireless devices; Flickr is being used to share these images between students to create a collaborative learning environment.

Tatiana Bizon tbizon@valenciacollege.edu

Teaching in Different Worlds with Greenscreen

My students get involved in a movie making project that involves green screen technology (a process that removes a green screen to display another background image). It’s a co-curricular activity to make movies based on the books assigned in class. Movie making is a perfect example of UDL (universal design learning) where students can find a variety of activities that suit their learning styles, interests, and strengths: using green screen technology, writing a script, making dialogues, finding music, choosing digital backgrounds, taking pictures, and finding costumes and make-up. One of the most surprising aspects of this work has been that I can step out of the spotlight and let them shine. Instead of me teaching them English, they take the first initiative to practice pronunciation, learn new vocabulary, and use the correct grammar. The process of motivation to learn the language has flipped- they are intrinsically motivated and actively engaged in the process of learning English.



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