Stephen Gance, Ph.D., Policy Associate, Educational Technology & Open Education, State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) located in Olympia, Washington. SBCTC coordinates and directs the Washington state system of 34 public community and technical colleges.
The Educational Technology & Open Education group identifies and promotes innovative strategies in technology-enhanced learning and manages system-wide grants and contracts for multiple educational technologies. Steve is tasked with tracking relevant educational technology integration and data standards associated with OpenBadges, Comprehensive Learner Record, CASE, and accessibility.
Steve earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in computer science from the University of Colorado in Boulder and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Educational Technology. He has over 20 years experience in higher education and 15 years experience in the software industry.