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Instructional Technology Support Office (ITSO)


ITSO supports the mission and goals of the college by providing faculty with instructional design support to increase creativity and the effective use of instructional technology. We are committed to assisting faculty in the design and development of instructional materials for distance education courses.

The Hawaiʻi CC Instructional Technology Support Office (ITSO) is part of the Academic Support Unit reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. ITSO provides support to Hawaiʻi CC faculty teaching distance education classes.

ITSO provides the following services:

Provide instructional design support and procedures to guide the development, delivery, evaluation, and revision of distance education courses.

Develop and support rigorous instructional design models.

Design and facilitate professional development workshops and training to support teaching and learning with technology.

Conduct one-on-one consultation services addressing technology integration planning, and the design and development of online course sites.

Serve as a campus resource for technology integration and instructional design for the distance teaching and learning environment.

Maintain web pages to support DE faculty and students.

Research and provide faculty training for new technologies and strategies that enhance achievement of student learning outcomes.

For more background information about online education at Hawaiʻi Community College, please refer to the Online Education Report written in Fall 2012, and updated in Fall 2013.

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Contact Information
Instructional Technology Support Office
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Leanne Urasaki
Upper Campus, 346-109
(808) 934-2647

Helen Torigoe
Upper Campus, 346-108
(808) 934-2645

Kate Sims
West Hawaiʻi, Admin. Building
(808) 969-8856

Hawaiʻi Community College
200 W. Kawili St.
Hilo, HI 96720