Amit ShaiAmit Shai is Director of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning in Long Beach City College (LBCC) and an award winning instructional designer. He designed and developed over fifty educational interactive multimedia courseware for both college and university levels aimed at enhancing and supporting the curricula of a variety of academic disciplines. Mr. Shai runs the Distance Learning program and the Instructional Technology Development Center/Faculty Resource Center at LBCC. He has an ABD and an M.A. from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a B.A. and a Teacher Certificate from The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Additionally, Mr. Schitai completed a certificate of Distance Learning from the State University of West Georgia, and the Special Institute for the Management of Distance Education at the California Virtual College (CVC), where he also serves on the Advisory Board (CVC Region 2). Mr. Shai has published and presented his work in various publications and conferences including EDUCOM, TechEd, CVC Annual Conferences, The League for Innovations in The Community College, ADEC, the California Community Colleges annual conferences, and many others.