Who We Are
The Northeast E-Learning Consortium is regional user group which is comprised of institutions of higher education as well as some businesses. The Organization primarily serves the greater Philadelphia educational community as well as the tri-state area including Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York.
The group was founded in 2004 in a collaborative effort between Villanova University, Drexel University and Bucks County Community College. The original title of the group was NEWUG (Northeast WebCT Users Group). Villanova created a Listserv (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com) to facilitate communications for the organization.
Learning about Learning Management Systems
After Blackboard acquired WebCT in February 2006, due to the uncertainty of the vendor market as well as the increased prominence of open source systems such as Moodle and Sakai, the leaders decided to take an agnostic approach by changing the title of the Organization from the Northeast WebCT Users Group to the Northeast E-Learning Consortium.
Villanova has served in a leadership role in promoting NEELC. Villanova hosted the first two annual fall meetings, on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 and on Friday, November 3, 2006. Subsequent meetings were rotated at other member institutions including La Salle University (’09), Thomas Jefferson University (’10), Wilmington University (’11), Temple University (’12) and most recently at the University of the Sciences (Dec. ’13).
We have included the Consortium for events such as our LMS Day in the fall of 2010 as well as other vendor presentation. By extending the invitation to the Consortium members, it makes it more attractive for a vendor to make the trip to Villanova as they will be able to reach representatives from various institutions. We also receive valuable feedback from our peer institutions. Blackboard sponsors the majority of our events. Richard Wack provides representation for the Group on the Blackboard Users Group, Leaders Group (BUGLUG).
At this time there are 194 unique subscribers from 100 institutions represented on the listserv from twelve states including the District of Columbia as well as representation from Institutions in Canada. Please refer to the table below see the breakdown.
|Albany College of Pharmacy||Lancaster General College||St. Joseph’s University|
|Alvernia University||Lebanon Valley College||St. Louis Obispo County|
|Atlantic Cape Community College||Lehigh Carbon CC||St. Vincent’s College|
|Bergen CC||Lincoln University||Stevens Institute of Technology|
|Blackboard INC||Marywood University||Stockton College|
|Brown University||McCormick Taylor||SUNY Broome Community College|
|Bucknell University||Medaille College||Swarthmore College|
|Bucks County CC||Media-Media||Taylor Wiseman & Taylor|
|Burlington County College||Mercy College||Temple University|
|Camden County College
Central Penn College
|Microsoft||The American College of Financial Services|
|Connecticut Community Colleges||Millersville University||The CEI Group|
|Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium||Misericordia University||The College of New Jersey|
|Corning CC||Montgomery County CC||Thomas Jefferson University|
|County College of Morris||Mount Ida College||Three Rivers Community College|
|Curry College||Mount Saint Mary College||Triton College|
|Dalhousie University||Neumann University||Tufts University|
|Delaware County CC||New Jersey City University||Union County College|
|Drexel University||Northwestern Connecticut Community College||Univ. of Pennsylvania|
|Eastern University||Ocean County College||Univ.of the Sciences in Philadelphia|
|Edinboro University||PA Virtual Charter School||University Nevada of Las Vegas|
|Elizabethtown College||Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine||University of Connecticut Health|
|Environmental Protection Agency||Philadelphia University||University of Delaware|
|Francis University||Prentice Hall Pearson School||University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey|
|Franklin & Marshall College||Princeton University||University of Rochester|
|Gloucester County College||Raritan valley Community College||University of the Sciences in Philadelphia|
|Gwynedd Mercy University||Reading Area Community College||URS Corporation|
|Harford CC||Rosemont College||Utica College|
|Harrisburg CC||Rowan University||Villanova University Law School|
|Holy Family University||Rutgers U-Camden||Villanova University|
|Hudson County CC||Salve Regina University||West Virginia University|
|Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai||Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology||Westchester Community College|
|Johns Hopkins University||Shaw Communications||Wilmington University|
|La Salle University||St. Francis University||York College of Pennsylvania|