CIT-Center for Instructional Technology

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.

Please visit the CIT website at, contact them by email at or visit them in C208 with any questions. 

“Tech Talk”- Technology Learning Group

What is Tech Talk?

“Tech Talk” is an exploration of current and emerging technologies in a low-stress, positive environment – a “sandbox” approach to learning about new technologies. Open to All NECC Employees. For information contact,

How to Register

To register for any of the Tech Talks please fill out the registration form.

Spring 2020 Tech Talks

Digital Literacy, the Post-Truth Landscape, and Civic Online Reasoning

Every day we ask our students to find information on any number of topics. Every day we Google information in our own lives. But particularly online it is becoming more and more difficult to determine fact from misinformation, news from a slant, expertise from opinion. Librarian Jenny Fielding will discuss strategies for engaging with digital information with a fact-checking mindset that has become more ever more urgent as technology impacts our communities, our privacy, and our democracy.

February 5, 2020, 12:30-1:25 PM, C208

Going the Distance: Why Adult Students’ Stories May Hold the Key to Creating Online Courses That Work for Them

How can we get adult learners more engaged and more likely to complete their online classes? Better feedback and communication, more user-friendly courses, and more career-focused assignments can all help. Join NECC Adjunct Kim Lyng as she shares her research on the unique characteristics these nontraditional students bring to the online environment and why their stories and experiences matter when creating and teaching courses that best suit their needs and learning styles.

April 1, 2020, 12:30-1:25PM, C208

More Information

Contact Sharon McManus at or call 978-556-3960 or Melba Acevedo at or call 978-556-3682 for more information.