As one of the the founding members, as well as a driver behind our Annual Conferences, Bob Dinegar is also a long-time Board Member. Mr. Dinegar is Senior Advisor with Determined Response, a Denver based consultative practice addressing the diverse needs of business, government, nonprofits, academia and media in an environment where technology’s persistent exponential change is as constant as weather.
Mr. Dinegar is a native of Queens, NY and occasionally attended school from a distance in his teens. A frequent participant in after-school activities such as Forensics Club, Photo Club and Detention, he is proud of his youth and wishes it had not abandoned him “at such an early age”.
The ideas and vision behind ColoDLA resonate with him, and that resonance has echoed through the course of Bob’s involvement. Whether collaborating or spearheading initiatives such as conferences, potential partnerships or hare-brained schemes that might later prove prescient, Dinegar has consistently been a willing leader, albeit from an informal position. Having recently accepted the role of Interim President, he also accepts that the time to lead from the frontline is upon him, with this State Chapter of the U.S. Distance Learning Association. He humbly asks for your support.
Bob attended St. Edward’s University in Austin Texas. That institution is still fully accredited. He thinks.
Vice President (President Elect)
Dr. Farah Bennani is the Associate Dean for Science and Math at the Colorado Community College Online. She holds a patent from her Doctoral research in Sciences in Microbiology, and an Analyst-Programmer Computer Sciences Degree. She served as the Allied Health Curriculum Expert at the North American Network of Science Labs Online (NANSLO) developing remote-web based science labs (RWSLB) and currently serving on the board of the Colorado Distance Learning Association. She is the recipient of the Colorado System Office Immersive Learning and Game-based Learning grant for her microbiology project Outbreak. She teaches across the Biology curriculum face-to-face, hybrid, flipped and fully online courses using adaptive, project-based, game-based learnings, augmented reality and apps.
Duncan McBogg works for the University of Colorado Boulder’s Office of Information Technology, where he is the Program Manager of Distance Learning Services. He holds two master’s degrees from the University of Colorado Denver – Master of Social Sciences and Master of Arts in Information and Learning Technologies with Emphasis in eLearning Design and Implementation. In 2010, he authored the lecture capture ebook Successful Strategic Planning for Your Lecture Capture Initiative and in 2014, the follow up ebook, Successful Strategic Scaling of Your Lecture Capture Program. In 2011, he developed a USB-based field kit for mobile lecture capture and web conferencing solutions.
Marianne Bauer is a technology enthusiast. She earned her BA in Business Administration from University of California, Riverside, and a Masters in Educational Technology from University of Northern Colorado, in Greeley, Colorado. She has multiple years experience selling and supporting technology, 15 years K-12 teaching experience in computer technology, and Library Media Specialist, and has been at CSU for four years as a Media Coordinator/Administrator, working with student and faculty training for capturing asynchronous and synchronous courses, scheduling, budgeting, and equipment/software technical support. Marianne serves on the Emerging Women Leadership Webinar Series Board at CSU, The Engagement Board at Colorado State University OnlinePlus, the Conference committee for both the Educational Learning Consortium of Colorado, (eLCC) and ColoDLA, and has been elected the new Treasurer of the Colorado Distance Learning Association (ColoDLA). She is married to Dr. Jeffrey Bauer, Retired Faculty Emeritus at University of Northern Colorado and has one son in film school.
David (Dave) Kaye serves as a distance learning specialist and project manager for Centura Health’s Prehospital Services. Dave previously managed classroom technologies and online continuing education programs for HealthONE EMS. He also served as an interactive media manager for RCR Wireless News and as a technical operations manager at Colorado Public Radio. Prior to moving to Colorado in 2005, he managed streaming and satellite delivered programming for North Carolina State University and the Public Schools of North Carolina. He has led a streaming media user group and has presented and written for the North Carolina Distance Learning Association. Dave graduated with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and earned his Bachelors in Mass Communications from Boston University.
Adam Pocius manages the Instructional Technology Center at Colorado State University Pueblo and is frequently involved in discovering news ways to integrate and innovate technology with education. Adam works on creating various multimedia, utilizing web based tools, and contributes to online communities that pertain to educational technology among other interests. He frequently speaks to campus constituents on the importance of creativity, communication, and engagement in the digital world.
Adam is an adjunct lecturer for the CSU-Pueblo Mass Communications department teaching Multimedia Applications and Web Design. He is a trusted source for researching, designing, and implementing technology projects within higher education and non-profits. Adam contributes to various blogs, social networks, and creates many types of multimedia. Adam graduated with a BA in Mass Communications with an emphasis in New Media from Colorado State University Pueblo in 2003.
Amy Linville is a Course Developer for CU Online and a recent graduate of the Information and Learning Technologies Masters program at UC Denver. Amy’s primary focus is to assist faculty through online training and development. She is a huge advocate for embracing new educational technologies and finding ways to implement these new concepts into the online classroom.
Board (Higher Education)
Jean Bouchard is director of the Center for Language and Learning (CLL). As a research center housed in the Anderson Language Technology Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, the CLL has a mission to serve and support students with learning challenges in domains that affect foreign language acquisition. The CLL oversees the innovative Modified Foreign Language Program (MFLP) which provides a pedagogical approach to foreign language teaching that supports the diverse learning needs of “at-risk” students.
Jean is program coordinator for the Modified Foreign Language Program (MFLP). She celebrates a nearly 30 year connection to this program, serving as research assistant at its inception in the early 1990s. This program provides a unique, multi-sensory and explicit language instruction model to students who struggle inordinately with learning a foreign language. The learning challenges of these students are heterogeneous in nature and may include learning differences in the form of listening, speaking, reading, writing and/or comprehension, issues with attention, traumatic brain injury (TBI), psychiatric challenges, and sensory issues such as vision and hearing impairment.
Board (Higher Education)
David Thomas, PhD is the director of academic technology at the University of Colorado Denver where he oversees faculty support, program development and the academic technology product portfolio for both the Downtown Denver and Anschutz Medical campuses. He is an assistant professor, attendant, in the Department of Architecture at the University of Colorado Denver. David also teaches the school of education and college of arts and media, both online and in the classroom. His research focuses on the theory and design of fun objects. This search for fun ranges from games to architecture.
I have been in the Visual Communications industry since 1998, having worked for Tandberg/Cisco, directPacket Research, OneVision Solutions and now Video Guidance. I have been involved in building out solutions for Education Service Centers (ESC’s)/BOCES, K-12 ISD’s, Higher Education and Healthcare throughout the United States at all phases, including:
– Performing as an consultative Industry Expert
– RFP Development and Management
– Technical Solution Evaluation
– Vendor Evaluation
– Grant Application and Funding
– Deployment and Implementation
– Training and User Adoption for Educators and Students
– Service and Support of deployed topologies
My experience and relationships with the Texas & US DLA’s, Washington’s K20 Network and Alaska’s Learning Network should prove valuable for the future vision of CoDLA. Involvement with these organizations has afforded me visibility into countless environments that have successfully and unsuccessfully leveraged Real-Time & Non-Real Time technologies, to include video conferencing, web-streaming, Learning Management Systems (LMS), A/V Integration and Associated Peripherals. Additionally, I believe my specific experience within the Healthcare market and the potential overlap of ColoDLA’s mission and School-Based Nursing initiatives across Colorado could prove to be extremely valuable. This is one of the most rapidly advancing areas in the industry, bridging the gap between healthcare and Education markets. In Higher Education, we are seeing a significant increase in opportunities to partner with Healthcare entities for a myriad of educational efforts.
Past President Emeritus
Dr. Albert Powell is Director of Learning Technologies for Colorado State University Continuing Education. He is responsible for identifying and acquiring educational technologies which support and enhance campus and distance course delivery, designing classrooms for those technologies, and for training faculty in the use of those technologies. He coordinates planning and design with many different units across the University. Powell earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Washington State University and Ph.D. at Texas A&M University. He has 30 years of media and technology experience at land-grant universities. His background includes extensive audio and video production, satellite teleconferencing, distance and online course development, selection of media technologies for instruction and classroom design. He is active in professional societies, currently serves as Co-Chair of the UPCEA Central Region, and is a past president of the Washington State University Alumni Association.