Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Room: Horace Tabor
Kevin Corcoran is the executive director of the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC), a CT Board of Regents of Higher Education entity that serves K-20, non-profit, and government agency communities across North America with their collaborative, online learning needs. Corcoran joined the CTDLC in 1999 and has been responsible for developing and growing the products and services offered to support eLearning initiatives. He also runs Connecticut’s Adult Education virtual high school that supports the adult credit diploma program state-wide. Corcoran currently co-chairs the WCET e-Learning Consortial CIG as well as the NENY Blackboard Users Group, and New England OER organizations. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Connecticut and his M.B.A. with a specialization in technology management from Walden University.
Tricia Donovan has served as the executive director of eCampusAlberta since its inception in 2002. Working closely with senior representatives and steering committees from Alberta’s publicly funded post-secondary institutions; Donovan coordinates the evolution and expansion of eCampusAlberta. Donovan has successfully navigated inter-institutional collaboration in online learning and continues to introduce innovations and best practices in online learning with her colleagues from across the member institutions. Donovan also serves on the the WCET e-Learning Consortia CIG and endeavors to promote the value, breadth, and collaborative potential of online learning consortia.
Pat James has been a leader in Distance Education in California since 2000. She has taught multimedia production courses online, was chair of the ASCCC Technology Committee, and won the Chancellor's Office Technology Innovators' award in 2008. As Dean of Instructional Technology and DE at Mt. San Jacinto Community College, she co-directed the state @ONE professional development project, served on many system advisory committees, and taught online educators through the @ONE certification program. She has also provided instructional design support for a variety of colleges and universities and has served on the Student Success CIG for WCET. In 2012, under her direction, Mt. San Jacinto College was awarded a Gates Foundation grant to build a developmental writing MOOC. She is currently serving as the Executive Director of the California Community Colleges' Online Education Initiative. Pat is dedicated to developing quality distance learning opportunities. Her blog about the OEI can be found at http://ccctechedge.org