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ERO Video: Changing the Game in Higher Ed IT


Education changes lives and societies, but can we sustain the current model? In this video, find out how new models and new technologies allow us to rethink many of the premises of education.

Gerry Bayne

Gerry Bayne is the multimedia producer for EDUCAUSE. He creates videos and podcasts on various topics related to higher ed IT. He has previously worked in radio and television, writing and producing content for non-profit associations.


Diana Oblinger

Dr. Diana G. Oblinger President and CEO of EDUCAUSE

Dr. Diana G. Oblinger 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 2,400 colleges, universities and education organizations, including 250 corporations. Previously, Dr. Oblinger held positions in academia and business: Vice President for Information Resources and the Chief Information Officer for the University of North Carolina system, Executive Director of Higher Education for Microsoft, and IBM Director of the Institute for Academic Technology. She was on the faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia and at Michigan State University and served as the Associate Dean of Academic Programs at the University of Missouri.

Since becoming president of EDUCAUSE, Dr. Oblinger has become known for innovative product and services growth as well as international outreach. For example, Dr. Oblinger created the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), known for its leadership in teaching, learning and technology innovation as well as several signature products, such as the 7 Things You Should Know About series. She also initiated EDUCAUSE's first fully online events and its e-book series, including Educating the Net Generation and Game Changers.

In collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation she led the creation of the Next Generation Learning Challenges, a $30M program focused on improving college readiness and completion through information technologies. Partners include the League for Innovation in the Community College, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and the Hewlett Foundation.

Dr. Oblinger serves on a variety of boards including the American Council on Education (ACE), and DuraSpace. Previous board and advisory service includes the board of directors of ACT, the editorial board of Open Learning, the National Visiting Committee for NSF's National Science Digital Library project, and the NSF Committee on Cyberinfrastructure. She currently serves as chair of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat. Dr. Oblinger has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Employment, Safety and Training and the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Technology.

Dr. Oblinger is a frequent keynote speaker as well as the co-author of the award-winning book What Business Wants from Higher Education. She is the editor or co-editor of eight books: The Learning Revolution, The Future Compatible Campus, Renewing Administration, E is for Everything, Best Practices in Student Services, Educating the Net Generation, Learning Spaces, and Game Changers. She also is the author or co-author of numerous monographs and articles on higher education and technology.

Dr. Oblinger has received outstanding teaching and research awards, was named Young Alumnus of the Year by Iowa State University and holds three honorary degrees. She is a graduate of Iowa State University (bachelor's, master's, and PhD) and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Xi.


Catherine Yang

Senior Director, Content


Joanne Dehoney

Joanne Dehoney is Chief of Staff at EDUCAUSE, the association of higher education IT professionals. Prior to joining EDUCAUSE, Dehoney was at The Ohio State University (OSU), where she served as Senior Director for Learning Technology and Adjunct Associate Professor of Education from 2007 to 2010. In this role she transformed OSU's central IT services for teaching and learning by integrating the learning application and classroom and faculty support services into a single coherent organization. Earlier in her seven-year career at Ohio State she led the project to convert OSU to a single learning management system and founded numerous programs to improve faculty and student access to learning technology. Dehoney has held similar positions at North Carolina State and East Carolina University, and has worked as an instructional designer in the private as well as public sectors.

Dehoney has presented talks and authored articles on designing, developing, and evaluating instructional technology support services in higher education. She holds a doctor of philosophy degree in instructional technology from the University of Georgia, and a master of arts in instructional design from the University of Texas, Austin.


Karen Mateer

Executive Assistant to the President


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