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Judith V. Boettcher
Executive Director
Corporation for Research and Education Networking

Judith Boettcher is the executive director of the Corporation for Research and Educational Networking (CREN). CREN is a nonprofit higher education member organization that provides Knowledge Services and Internet Tools supporting research and educational institutions. The CREN TechTalks is one of CREN's many services. Before joining CREN, Boettcher was a faculty member in Educational Research of the College of Education and the director of the Office of Interactive Distance Learning at Florida State University.

From 1990-95 Boettcher was the director of Education Technology Services at Penn State University. This unit supported faculty in their use of technology to improve teaching and learning. While at Penn State, Boettcher chaired the university-wide Technology Classroom committee group that designed and developed over 50 technology classrooms. While at Penn State, she served as the project leader for the Educational Uses of Information Technology (EUIT) Joe Wyatt Challenge that identified 101 Success Stories in Information Technology. Boettcher was at Control Data Corporation in the 1980's and worked on PLATO programs, as designer, manager, and liaison to higher education associations.

Boettcher is very active in national professional organizations, having served on conference planning committees for EUIT, Syllabus, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Seminars on Academic Computing. She is a Syllabus Scholar and regularly writes columns for the Syllabus magazine and conducts workshops on distance learning. She has presented at many national professional meetings, including EDUCOM, CAUSE, SAC, and the League for Innovation. Boettcher is the co-author with Gene Sherron of the Professional Paper published by EDUCAUSE on Distance Learnng: A Shift in the Interactivity.

Boettcher has a PhD in education and cognitive psychology from the University of Minnesota and masters and bachelor's degrees in English from Marquette University.

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// Technology Source Articles
  • Reevaluating the Basics: An Interview with Judith V. Boettcher about the Future of Education
    // Vision, September/October 1999
  • Distance Learning: A Faculty FAQ
    // Online Learning, August 1997