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non-profit TLT Group has helped over 900 educational
institutions, associations, and corporations around the world
to improve teaching and learning by making more appropriate
and cost-effective use of information technology without
sacrificing what matters most. Led by
Gilbert and Steve Ehrmann, and featuring assessment tools from
the award-winning Flashlight
Program, The TLT Group can help
accelerate educational improvement while easing the stresses
of institutional change.
The TLT Group's biggest asset is its network of hundreds of leaders and
institutions already working together to solve common problems and share effective
strategies. We listen to their concerns and promote their achievements. They
share with us the lessons they have learned so that, through our programs, we can pass the benefit of their
experience on to others. The TLT Group makes these benefits available
through services (e.g., talks, workshops,
external evaluation, sustained support for your faculty, etc.),
assessment tools such as Flashlight
Flashlight Cost Analysis Handbook, and many specialized tools and
subscription programs, webcasts and online
workshops, free resources
the Flashlight Project was part of Annenberg/CPB Projects
conceived by Steve Ehrmann during a retreat at Maricopa Community Colleges
grant received by Annenberg/CPB Projects from FIPSE to begin work.
Institutional partners include the Education Network of Maine, Indiana
University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Maricopa Community
Colleges, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and Washington State
University (WSU). Prime contractor: The Western Cooperative for
Educational Telecommunications. Annenberg/CPB began providing development
support in 1995.
led by Steve Gilbert, at the American Association for Higher Education:
90 people participate in 1st
voluntary organizational meeting to launch the Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Roundtable (TLTR) program in Washington, DC.
First TLTR Workshop (in
conjunction with the AAHE National Conference on Higher Education) 250 registrants
First TLTR Summer Institute 275
Launched "Regional" 1.5
day TLTR "Levers for Change" Workshops
Ehrmann, director of the Flashlight Project, leaves Annenberg/CPB and begins
working as a consultant with Steve Gilbert.
First copies of
the Flashlight Current Student Inventory are site licensed and shipped.
"The TLT Group,
Inc." founded as an independent non-profit organization
TLT Group offers services mainly through regional, face-to-face workshops
during its first year.
Brown and his colleagues at Washington State University begin active
development of an online system for authoring surveys and analyzing data
that could be used to offer the Flashlight Current Student Inventory to
institutions around the world, and help them share data. The system will
later become known as Flashlight Online.
Network begins with Sinclair Community College as the first member. About
this time Flashlight Project is renamed the Flashlight Program.
TLT Group first Leadership event
Creation of the TLT/Collaborative Change Network
Increase in TLT Group consulting work (e.g. external evaluations, work
with consortia on using technology to improve teaching and learning)
TLT Group moves from Washington DC to Takoma Park, MD, just outside the
District of Columbia.
Subscription program consolidated into TLT/Flashlight Network,
Comprehensive Collection, and Basic Collection
Beginning of work on brief hybrid workshops,
including "Asking the Right Questions" materials
Subscribers to TLT-SWG Listserv