- Jim Wolfgang, Director of the Digital Innovation Group @ Georgia College (Host)
Jim Wolfgang has retired as the Chief Information Officer at Georgia College & State University, Georgia's Designated Public Liberal Arts University. He is now the Director of the Digital Innovation Group @ Georgia College.
More than 37 years of "experience" in higher education have included roles as faculty, chair, Assistant Dean of the School of Education and Associate Vice President for Distance Education. An active member of the University System of Georgia, Jim has been involved in numerous Information Technology and Instructional Technology initiatives and committees. Through his association with corporate partners, GCSU and the University System of Georgia have been involved in establishing many new ways of using technology to “Improve the Quality of Life.”
In addition to the iPod initiative, one of GCSU's most successful projects was delivering a full MPA graduate degree via 2 way interactive videoconferencing to the men and women of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier anywhere in the world during the Gulf War.
Jim completed his Ed.D. in Health Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
- Frank Lowney, Senior External Projects Director, Web Enabled Resource, Georgia College & State University
Dr. Frank Lowney is currently Manager of Web Enabled Resources, as well as Professor of Educational Foundations in the School of Education, at Georgia College & State University. He resides in Gray, Georgia where he and his wife Olga pursue a variety of interests including antiques, gardening, computer graphics and multimedia.
Frank began the GC EduNET Project, an online K-12 outreach project, in 1988 and has been active in exploring how Internet protocols might be used to pursue educational objectives ever since. In his current position, Frank works with faculty, staff and students as well as external agencies to develop, maintain and find ever more innovative uses for a room full of computers dedicated to the production and deployment of both standard and experimental educational applications.
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- Keith Politte, Corporate Relations Officer, University of Missouri – Columbia
Keith Politte is a corporate relations officer for the University of Missouri-Columbia, focusing on the high tech sector, enabling faculty to leverage emerging technologies towards curriculum innovation. His work to forge the relationship between the Missouri School of Journalism and Apple has generated several cross campus collaborative initiatives and positioned Mizzou within an elite group of six universities to prototype iTunesU.
The foundational outcome of this collaboration is the Freshman iLife Challenge, a team-based learning experience of incoming students. http://figlife.missouri.edu
Currently Keith is working on several projects, including launching the University’s public iTunesU site, which plan to feature research underway at the campus’ Life Sciences Center as well as highlight international operations of the University. Another project underway involves instituting hands-on learning collaborations between College of Engineering’s Computer Science and the School of Journalism.
Keith earned his BA from Boston University and his JD from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. He also has extensive course work in internet design and development from San Francisco State University’s Multimedia Studies Program. His career spans a wide range of experiences in law, politics, and strategic communications.