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The mission of the Technology Commission is to represent 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.


Welcome to the Association of Florida Colleges Technology Commission webpage. Please browse the information listed below for Technology Commission events and announcements as well as our bylaws, newsletter, and awards and recognition acknowledging the great work of our AFC commission members.

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Welcome - A Message from the 2019 Chair

I am Paul Lefavi the technology chair for the next year or so.  I’ve previously been involved in AFC and enjoyed the profession networking and social aspects of it.  My goal is to invigorate the technology commission or at least get it out of mothball status. I don’t deserve any applause: It’s taken me three months to get this welcome up on the page!

There are so many things we are involved in, and potentially can become involved in, that help our institutions grow and succeed. Not only do we keep the ball rolling daily, but many of our college’s critical initiatives have tech components to them. We are a very diverse group. Not all of us are pc techs, and the ones that are can teach us much. At Indian River, I am the director of e-learning technology, but my job primarily is the senior producer director of media productions.

We accomplish much for our institutions and our successes and failures should be shared across the state, and the AFC is a great avenue for that.

First though we need a board: vice chair, secretary and treasurer. It really isn’t too demanding and a nice way to get your foot in the door. Please contact me if you want a position. First come, first served. Don’t everybody rush at once...At the very least would those who are interested in the commission at least being less lame, please email me your ideas and show of support.

Also the Technology Commission has partnered with the Region V Spring Conference/meeting at Miami Dade, Wolfson Campus on March 28 and 29. The campus is in a great location in downtown Miami. Registration form and flyer are attached.

Technology has not been the most active commission in the past several years. I don’t see any reason why that can’t change a bit, considering how outgoing and friendly most technology folks are!


Paul Lefavi, Director
eLearning Technology
Indian River State College
2019 Chair, Technology Commission
Association of Florida Colleges
[email protected]

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Chair: Paul Lefavi, Indian River State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 772-462-7730 

Immediate Past Chair: Ron Kielty, College of Central Florida; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 352-854-2322, ext. 1561

Vice Chair: Eleazar, Miami Dade College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 305-237-6259

  • Secretary: Rose Davis, Eastern Florida State College; eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 321-433-7708





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 and Standing Rules:



Please check back for more information and updates regarding the 2017 Exemplary Practice Awards.


2016: Excellence in Technology Award - Finalists

James Robinette, Palm Beach State College

My Flipping Hybrid uses college-provided Technology. The objective is to meld the flipped classroom with the hybrid presentation. It is a blended 50/50 model that focuses on using the college LMS of Blackboard, Kaltura's streaming server, the Ed-Tech server to deliver materials paired with some 3rd party apps to meet student needs and expectations. Current students expect technology to be used in their college courses and my class uses current college resources to do so. My class focuses on competency-based learning, allows student multiple attempts and removes the "sage on the stage" feeling in order to promote the "guide by the side". I feel the student's success and course involvement increases when vibrant resources are delivered and tied directly to the learning outcomes. My flipped hybrid is full of video instruction and feedback and my teaching style allows flexibility for our non-traditional working adult-learners.

Maya Pakhomova, Pasco-Hernando State College

Student Technology Conference - Connecting Students Through Technology -- Join us as we learn about an exciting initiative at Pasco-Hernando State College, TechCon. This Student Technology Conference has been designed to provide PHSC students with opportunities to experience various technologies and learning strategies to foster active learning and student engagement. We will be exploring the process that was used to organize the event, sharing the resources and conference materials that were produced, showcasing the technology tools that were used to produce these materials, discussing the collaboration among various departments and outside vendors, and looking at methods that were used to evaluate TechCon.


1st place: Bridge to eResources- Mia Tignor, Indian River State College

2nd place:
No more graphing calculators! - Brian Macon, Valencia College

3rd place:
Engaging Students through Video Creation and Interaction - Kendra Auberry, Indian River State College


Virtual Groups: Working Together Without Actually Meeting! - Neal R. Phillips, Ed.D., Valencia College


Cell Phones in the Classroom: Collaborative or Calamitous? - James May, Valencia College


Harnessing Web 2.0 to Build a New IRSC-FACC Chapter Website - Daniel Hood, Indian River State College

Other finalists:

eLearning Course Organization Model and Rubric for Quality Assurance - Sidney Beitler, Palm Beach State College

Presentations That Fly: Thinking Outside the Slide - Alex Perez, Lake-Sumter Community College


1st place: Academic Success for Criminal Justice Officers: A Tactical Approach - Adam Martin, South Florida Community College

2nd place: Shifting from Chalkboards to Collaborative Web Pages - Erik Christensen, South Florida Community College

3rd place: Pathways to the Future - Mike Pelitera, Indian River State College


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AFC Connections is our private interactive forum. Within this forum, we have the Technology Commission Community. Please join the community and connect with us today!

How to Join the Technology Commission Community:

  1. Visit and click the login button.
  2. Click on the 'My Profile' link.
  3. Click on 'My Features' and select "Circles" - All Circles.
  4. Scroll down to the technology commission community and select it.
  5. Look to the upper right corner of the page and select 'join circle.'

OR Click on the plug to be taken to the Technology Commission Community and then log on to the website and then click Join Circle:

If you have an issue logging on to the site, first try clicking on the forgot my username AND the forgot my password links. Forgot my username will send you an email with your correct username. Forgot my password will send you a link to reset your password.

If your email address is not found on file, please send a message to [email protected] and a staff member will contact you.