Nancy White, Full Circle Associates
Nancy will speak at TTIX on Thurs, June 10th, 2010 at 9:30 am in the Marriott Library’s Gould Auditorium
Founder of Full Circle Associates, Nancy helps organizations connect through online and offline strategies. Nancy is an online interaction designer, facilitator and coach for distributed communities of practice, online learning, distributed teams and online communities. She has a special interest in the NGO/NPO sector. Nancy blogs at http://www.fullcirc.com/ as well as teaches, presents and writes on online facilitation and interaction, social architecture and social media (http://www.fullcirc.com/community/communitymanual.htm). She is co-author with Etienne Wenger and John Smith of “Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities.” (http://www.technologyforcommunities.com).
Nancy confesses to online interaction, learning and chocolate addictions. She lives in Seattle with her husband and has two grown sons and granddaughter.
For more see: http://www.fullcirc.com/about/about-nancy-white/
Michael Petersen, Utah Education Network
Mike will speak at TTIX on Fri, June 11th, 2010 at 3:00 pm in the Marriott Library’s Gould Auditorium
As Executive Director of Utah Education Network, Dr. Michael Petersen oversees the operations of UEN’s approximately 100 employees and an annual operating budget of $31 million. He understands the importance of high capacity and highly reliable digital networks, web resources, educational enterprise applications, and distance learning, and the role these electronic resources play to meet the growing technologically-based education needs of students, educators, and library patrons.
Dr. Petersen has led the transformation of the UEN wide area network from a limited and failure prone system to a high capacity, scalable, and highly reliable infrastructure connecting all Utah public colleges and universities, school districts, public libraries, and state government. He directed the replacement of obsolete and unreliable distance learning systems with a reliable and instructionally powerful interactive videoconferencing system that now connects 600 classrooms at high schools and colleges throughout Utah. Under his leadership and direction, UEN now hosts the course management system used daily by 100,000 student and faculty users at all but 2 of the states’ colleges and universities and the Utah Electronic High School.
Before becoming Executive Director of UEN, Dr. Petersen served as Associate Commissioner of Academic Affairs of the Utah System of Higher Education, and was President of the College of Eastern Utah. He was a full-time Political Science faculty member at Clayton State University in Georgia and at College of Eastern Utah.