- The CTDLC was created in 1996, when Charter Oak State College's President, Merle Harris, invites representatives from all of the higher education institutions in Connecticut - public and private - colleges and universities - Associate and Bachelor as a consortium to "use technology to enhance the quality of learning, increase access to higher education and share academic resources." (initial draft vision).
- First meeting held in October 1996 with representatives from 31 institutions attending.
- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards the Consortium $30,000 to develop 4 asynchronous courses.
- The CT Community Colleges donate $35,000 to purchase a server and administrative software.
- Host first Learning Management System: WebMentor.
- Ed Klonoski hired and begins to coordinate the work of the CTDLC.
- Charter Oak State College, Manchester Community College, Naugatuck Valley Community College, and University of Hartford begin to develop one course each under the Sloan grant.
- Twenty institutions formally join the Consortium and pay an annual membership fee.
- The Board for State Academic Awards (BSAA) officially establishes the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC) as a separate entity governed by the BSAA, approves the position of a Director to manage the organization, and creates an organizational structure made up of an executive committee and a membership committee.
- Ed Klonoski appointed the first Executive Director.
- First Online Teaching and Learning Conference held at Housatonic Community College.
- United Technologies awards $10,000 grant to Charter Oak State College and the CTDLC to develop an online catalogue to include the distance learning courses offered by all members.
- Second Annual Conference on Online Learning held at Naugatuck Valley Community-Technical College.
- State legislature provides $100,000 to the CTDLC. Money is given out in grants to members to develop undergraduate distance learning courses.
- Selected to participate in the federal Department of Education Financial Aid Demonstration Project -CTDLC's first collaboration across two and four year, public and private institutions.
- Third Online Teaching and Learning Conference held at Manchester Community College.
- CT State Legislature provides budget surplus monies for online course and program development. Nine institutions receive program development monies to develop 10 online programs.
- Receive $360,000 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to support online student services. Grant leads to the development of the eTutoring Collaboration.
- Although not an accredited degree granting institution, voluntarily participate in a NEASC Self-Study and Review.
- Fourth Online Teaching and Learning Conference held at the Radisson Hotel Cromwell.
- The Instructional Design department puts the first courses online for Holy Apostles College and Seminary.
- Host Blackboard as a shared Learning Management System.
- 17 of CT's institutions use CTDLC's hosting services.
- CT State Legislature provides additional monies to support the development of online courses. The monies are granted to six institutions to develop six online programs.
- Receive Federal Program Improvement Project Grant to create the Adult Virtual High School.
- Receive first Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education grant to create an ePortfolio platform, grow eTutoring, and research students technical skills.
- Create data base for the Vocational-Technical Schools to allow teachers to upload Learning Units attached to outcomes.
- Negotiate a cost-savings contract for the three CT Public Systems (Community Colleges, State Universities, and UConn) to buy WebCT as a common Learning Management System.
- Provide hosting and technical support of WebCT for the Community College system.
- Integrate SCT Banner and the Student Information System (SIS) of the 12 Connecticut Community Colleges with WebCT.
- Pilot first version of ePortfolio.
- Fifth Online Teaching and Learning Conference and Davis Faculty Institute held at University of Hartford.
- Pilot year of the Adult Virtual High School.
- First ePortfolio Conference held at Fairfield University.
- Instructional Design department puts first courses online for CT Department of Public Health.
- First student workers hired for technical support desk.
- Web developers design and launch CTDLC's eTutoring platform.
- Second Annual ePortfolio Conference held at Capitol Community College.
- Receive $399,000 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to promote the implementation of ePortfolios for Assessment, Advising, and Career Development.
- Receive $30,000 from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to continue research on Technology Literacy.
- eTutoring adds first collaborators outside CT -- Assumption College, MA and the Community College of VT.
- Instructional Design Department begins work with CT state agencies by putting State Police In-Service Training online.
- Instructional Design Department begins work with American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service with the goal of putting their entire degree program online.
- CT Adult Virtual High School expands to a statewide program.
- Technical Support Portal goes live.
- Third Annual ePortfolio Conference held at Three Rivers Community College.
- eTutoring expands to members of Massachusetts Colleges Online and the platform is chosen as a standalone software for individual institutions' tutoring program.
- Fourth Annual ePortfolio Conference held at University of Bridgeport.
- Begin to support Angel, CTDLC's fourth Learning Management System, and complete the hosting agreement with St. Vincent's College.
- Begin the Appreciative Inquiry Process with consultants and volunteers from CTDLC membership, and begin to interview a large number of our members and clients.
- The CT State Legislature appropriates $850,000 to launch CT Virtual Learning to provide online high school courses to CT's schools with an emphasis on credit recovery, AP, and World Languages.
- WCET's WOW (WCET Outstanding Work) award presented to CTDLC's eTutoring program at its November national conference.
- CT Virtual Learning launched and offers 21 courses.
- Fifth Annual ePortfolio Conference held at Eastern Connecticut State College.
- Second eTutoring collaboration launched in the Northwest and administered by Washington State University.
- Diane Goldsmith appointed the second Executive Director of the CTDLC.
- Eighty members attend the Appreciative Inquiry Summit to help shape CTDLC's strategic plan for the next 5 years.
- Free public beta test of Moodle launched; CTDLC's fifth learning management system.
- First Presidents' Breakfast held with Carol Valone from WIMBA as the speaker.
- Receive a one year $75,000 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to create supplementary multi-media materials for English composition classes and eTutoring.
- Co-sponsor E-Learning 2.0: The Next Generation of Online Education Conference with the School of Continuing Education at UConn.
- Web developers begin work on a portal as part of the federally funded Connecticut STEM Careers Partnership.
- The Instructional Design team completes a new Online Orientation course for the American Academy McAllister Institute (AAMI) which includes 16 multimedia-based topics that incorporate a 3-D animated talking avatar in each topic.
- Launch dedicated K-12 Blackboard instance.
- Launch new Technical Support system (Kayako eSupport) to improve capabilities and customer service.s
- Receive three year $525,000 Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education Grant to develop online Adult Success Center.
- Third eTutoring collaboration formed in Ohio and is administered by the Ohio Learning Network.
- CTDLC members begin a Quality Matters Consortium to provide research based rubrics on best practices in developing online courses and a system for peer review of courses.
- CTDLC joins the State Virtual School Alliance.
- The CTDLC launches its new website designed as a marketing tool and highlighting CTDLC's services.
- A new version of eTutoring's platform is created to streamline facilitation of synchronous and asynchronous meetings.
- The CTDLC's 3rd Annual Presidents' Breakfast hosted at Central CT State University.
- The CTDLC, in partnership with the CT Department of Correction (DOC), launches first online course inside a CT Correctional Facility.
- The Davis Educational Foundation funds two four-year institutions, Central CT State University and the University of Hartford, to participate in the Adult Success Center for the next two years.
- CT Virtual Learning launches new Credit Recovery program.
- The CTDLC creates network with 12 CT institutions to work with WCET concerning state authorization issues.
- The CTDLC signed a multi-agency 5 year contract that allows us to provide services for the Connect-Ability program. Connect-Ability is designed to support individuals with disabilities and aid them in the quest for gainful employment.
- Launch of iTeach Essentials faculty training course (originally created by CT Community Colleges)
- Kevin Corcoran appointed the third Executive Director of the CTDLC.
- Forth eTutoring collaboration formed in British Columbia and is administered by BCcampus.
- Ohio expands use of eTutoring state-wide.
- Creation & co-sponsor of New England/New York Blackboard Users Group.
- Launch of Student Financial Aid Call Center.
- CTDLC supported the Secretary of the State’s Connecticut Election Project. This webinar series provided Election History from varying perspectives to Connecticut’s educators.
- e-Volution Teacher & Learning Conference at Quinnipiac University.
- Re-launch of CT Adult Virtual High School platform.
- New England OER Summit.
- Executive Director named to WCET Steering Committee.
- CTDLC partners with Fairfield University to hold E3 Conference exploring the use of educational technology in higher education.
- CTDLC is awarded funding to build CT Education Academy.
- eTutoring welcomes eCampus Alberta, our second Canadian Consortium.
- Connect-ability project adds Spanish and American Sign Language translations of online learning modules.
- CT Adult Virtual High School adds Media Literacy and a new Student Success course as well as a new GED Preparatory course aligned to the 2014 GED test.
- CTDLC leads the formation of the Northeast OER Consortium.
- CTDLC kicks off the first statewide CT Education Academy course.
- CTLDC provides support for the new Connecticut “Go Back to Get Ahead” program.
- CT Adult Virtual High School adds Art Appreciation and a Mentor training to its catalog of online courses.
- Special Act 15-18 was signed into law on July 2, 2015. CTDLC testified on behalf of this act that supports the use of Open Source Textbooks in Higher Education.
- CTDCL Executive Director Kevin Corcoran is appointed to the task force to Student Best Practices for Open Educational Resources by the Governor and Connecticut General Assembly.