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Mohali, India

Conversation with Gina Bianchini - Founder of Ning and Mightybell

11 May

2012 01:00 PM (CST)

This class ran for 67 minutes

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About the class

About the class

This webinar is hosted in English

Dr. Nellie Deutsch in conversation with Gina Bianchini


Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Gina Bianchini
Gina Bianchini





 





About Gina Bianchini
Gina Bianchini is passionate about how people use social software to organize and experience their interests and passions online and in the real world.

Bianchini was an early pioneer in social software, beginning work in this area in 2004 when she and Marc Andreessen co-founded Ning, the first and largest social platform for interests and passions online. She served as CEO of Ning from its inception to March of 2010, at which time Ning had 90 million monthly unique visitors, 46 million registered users, and 300,000 monthly active social networks across entertainment, politics, education, and interests. In December 2011, Ning merged with Glam Media, a premier brand advertising company.





Today Bianchini is the CEO and founder of Mightybell, a new social platform seeking to revolutionize how online groups form, organize, and grow around interests, passions and goals in 2012 and beyond. The company is coming out of its beta this spring.

Gina has been featured on Fortune Magazine’s “40 under 40,” Huffington Post’s 10 technology “Ultimate Game Changers,” and 7x7 magazine’s “Hot 20” list. Gina and Ning have been featured in Fast Company, Wired, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. She has also appeared on Charlie Rose, CNBC, and CNN.

Prior to founding Ning, Gina was Co-Founder and President of Harmonic Communications, an early advertising tracking, measurement, and optimization software company backed by Sequoia Capital and acquired by Dentsu. She started her career at Goldman Sachs & Co.

Bianchini serves on the board of directors of Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which owns HGTV, The Food Network, The Travel Channel, The Cooking Channel, The DIY Network, and Great American Country.

She graduated with honors from Stanford University and received her M.B.A from Stanford Business School. She is an advisor to The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University; and She Writes, the largest social network for women writers globally.

To know more about her, read the blog post "My Status Update by Dr. Nellie Deutsch"

Get in touch with Gina:
Website
Twitter

About Dr. Nellie Deutsch
Nellie holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in educational leadership specializing in curriculum & instruction and is an E-Learning Professional Development Specialist.

She is the founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), an online informal network of volunteers that provides free and low-cost professional development workshops for educators around the world. The hands-on workshops help teachers learn to integrate technology into blended and fully online classes for private and public courses.

About the Host

WizIQ Conversations

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Mohali, India

Dr. Deutsch earned her doctorate in education and educational leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix from the School of Advanced Studies. Her dissertation research was published on Amazon) focused on instructor experiences with integrating technology in blended learning contexts in higher education around the world. Dr. Deutsch is internationally known as a transformative leader, community builder, an expert in educational technology, leader in providing online professional development courses, and mentor for educators worldwide.

Dr. Deutsch is the founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), an online informal network that provides free professional development workshops for educators around the world. Dr. Deutsch is also founder and current coordinator of the annual Connecting Online (CO09-CO13) for Instruction and Learning and Moodlemoot (MMVC11- MMVC13) free online conferences. She also provides course design and online facilitation on Moodle for Teacher (M4T) courses for teachers and administrators at Atlantic University, COL, and other organizations around the world.

href="http://www.nelliemuller.com/WebQuestsbyNellieDeutsch.htm">WebQuests, Professional Electronic Portfolios (Mahara), web 2.0 tools, blogs, social networks, and wikis. She follows a relationship-based collaborative active learning approach to instruction and learning. Her experiential humanitarian approach to instruction and learning has earned her the respect of educators around the globe and attracted her to healthy living and healing. She's an accredited PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), conflict resolution, and Reiki practitioner. She practices and teaches Mindfulness Meditation and the Alexander Technique.

Dr. Deutsch has written chapters in books on the use of technology and research (

Dr. Deutsch volunteers a great deal of her services. She is on the steering committee for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Computer Assisted Language Learning Interest Section (CALL-IS). She is also on the board of directors for the World Association for Online Education (WAOE) as the program coordinator.  She also promotes free online education worldwide by providing free professional development courses to educators in Africa and underdeveloped countries.