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Diane J. Goldsmith

Diane has over 25 years experience in higher education in a variety of roles including teaching, student affairs, strategic planning, research, grant writing, and e-learning. Until July 2011, she served as the executive director of the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC), a state higher education consortium whose mission is to promote quality e-learning. She led the research and assessment efforts of CTDLC since its inception and has published and presented nationally on a wide variety of topics related to e-learning, including adult learners, online pedagogy, e-portfolios, supporting online students, building cost-savings collaborations, learning objects, and issues related to assessment and evaluation. As part of this work, she wrote and led several grant-funded initiatives working with two- and four-year, public and private institutional partners to create online support services including a unique collaborative tutoring project. Diane is active in WCET, having served as chair of both the Steering Committee and the Executive Council.