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Diana G. Oblinger - EDUCAUSE.

Dr. Diana G. Oblinger, PhD,  is President and CEO of EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology. The current membership comprises over 2,300 colleges, universities and education organizations, including 300 corporations. Previously, Oblinger held positions in academia and business.

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Curt Bonk

Curt Bonk is Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University and President of CourseShare. Drawing on his background as a corporate controller, CPA, educational psychologist, and instructional technologist, Bonk offers unique insights into the intersection of business, education, psychology, and technology. He received the CyberStar Award from the Indiana Information Technology Association, the Most Outstanding Achievement Award from the U.S. Distance Learning Association, and the Most Innovative Teaching in a Distance Education Program Award from the State of Indiana.

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Richard Culatta

Richard Culatta is a leader in the field of educational innovation. He has experience in K-12, higher education, corporate, and government learning environments. As Deputy Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education his work focuses on leveraging open data to create personalized learning experiences for all students and promoting increased connectivity to improve access to education and make college more affordable. Prior to joining the Department of Education, he served as an education policy advisor to US Senator Patty Murray.

Nigel Paine

Nigel Paine has been a Masie Learning Fellow since 2006 when he was awarded the title of Masie Learning Thought Leader.  This year he was given the Colin Corder Award for an outstanding contribution to learning and development at the London Learning Awards Dinner. Appointed in April 2002 to head up the BBC’s Learning and Development operation where he built a successful and innovative learning and development operation.


Donald H. Taylor

New Competencies for Learning Professionals.

Donald H Taylor is a 25 year veteran of the learning, skills and human capital industries, with experience at every level from design and delivery to chairman of the board. Donald, based in the U.K., will also add perspectives to the Global Learning Challenge.