Educause President and CEO Diana G. Oblinger said she will retire in March of 2015. Oblinger has been an executive at Educause, a higher education technology association with 2,400 member colleges, universities, and corporations, for a decade, first in 2004 as a vice president and as president in 2008.
Oblinger started Educause’s first online events, which reach approximately 20,000 participants a year and created the Educause Learning Iniotiative. An early focus of ELI was on millennial students and how information technology could be used to enhance their learning. Oblinger also launched the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC), a program supported by many organizations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation. NGLC provides grants for transformational technology-mediated programs in post-secondary and secondary institutions. To date, the program has awarded nearly $55 million in grants. Oblinger’s most recent book, “Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies,” offers a transformative vision for how online learning, learning analytics, and degree pathways can make higher education more successful, for all students.
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