In August 2004, an organization of educational institutions in New York and New Jersey formed a user group for clients of Blackboard, a leading commercial developer of educational software which began with a core learning management system. This NYNJ Blackboard Users Group expanded geographically to include the entire North East region and ideologically to include other platforms and technologies and thus becoming Northeast Connect.
Northeast Connect is a very inclusive organization consisting faculty, staff, administrators, developers, vendors, and students. All individuals, institutions, and organizations involved in online education are encouraged to join us. Our educational institutions range from community and professional colleges to advanced degree granting universities, including private and public entities both small and large.
I have been thinking of you and all the wonderful Northeast Connect conferences you arranged in the past. I was hoping there would be one at Dominican College again...I am now teaching my online classes completely online and enjoying it tremendously!!!”
Dr. Mary Jane Clerkin
Professor of English and Humanities
School of Liberal Arts
Northeast Connect has hosted six major conferences over the years at The City University of New York Graduate Center, Princeton University, Montclair State University, and Dominican College. These full day conferences have been well attended by our educational members and have provided the opportunity to learn from each other as well as network with colleagues. Numerous vendors have participated as well, allowing our members to learn about products and expand use at their home institutions.
Our goal is to examine current research in the field, consider new approaches to teaching online, explore new technologies, and share our best practices with one another.
Donations are tax-deductable to the extent allowed by law.
The collaborative efforts of NEConnect bring together resources that allow for members to stay knowledgeable and ahead of the curve with technology use in education.”
Assistant Vice President
College of Staten Island
City University of New York