Streff named among nation's top educational technologists

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by jamesc  9/29/2017 3:00:28 PM -- 

SACREMENTO, CA – A Northeast Community College staff member has been acknowledged for her efforts to transform learning through the innovative use of technology.

Carla Streff, director of instructional technology and training services, has been recognized by the Center for Digital Education (CDE) as one its 2017 Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers – 30 education and technology leaders across America who are transforming the education landscape through the use of digital tools.

The 2017 honorees were selected based on their efforts to improve education through effective implementation of technology-rich solutions; their impact on student outcomes; and their overall initiative, creativity and leadership skills.

“Our winners have shown an immense amount of passion and courage as they take on education in an era that encompasses rapid changes. They have demonstrated a unique ability to use technology as a catalyst to transform education at all levels and to have a positive impact on student success,” said Dr. Kecia Ray, executive director, CDE. “I am thrilled to recognize this outstanding group for their work, and wish them the best as they continue to push the field forward with education technology.”

Streff oversees Northeast’s award winning Service Center, a converged service desk for all help related issues for students, faculty and staff. She also leads the College’s learning technology initiatives such as instructional design, distance learning, online class standards, and video services such as web conferencing. 

“Carla inspires others to dream bigger and reach higher when it comes to the student experience,” said Derek Bierman, vice president of technology services. “We are fortunate to have her as part of our team as Northeast continues to raise the bar in student success.”

In addition to community colleges, honorees represent universities, public school districts and education departments and associations across the United States.

Streff is the only Nebraska educator to receive the distinction.



About the Center for Digital Education
The Center for Digital Education (CDE) is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy and funding. CDE provides education and industry leaders with decision support and actionable insights to help effectively incorporate new technologies in the 21st century. Learn more at:

CDE is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.

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