Naturally, we come across a lot of educational content on the web. Whether written by professional bloggers, industry analysts, technology journalists or real teachers and professors, there’s no shortage of commentary on educational technology online.
So, we thought we’d highlight our favourite higher ed blogs that focus on applications of technology in teaching and learning. Enjoy!
In addition to blogging on news and topics of interest in EdTech, Edudemic occasionally publish exhaustive ‘Teacher’s guides’; Flipped Classrooms, Twitter, and Keeping Students Safe Online are three of our favourites. They also offer The Best EdTech hardware and software recommendations for teachers.
Edited by Jason B Jones, Director of Educational Technology at Trinity College, and George H Williams, Associate Professor of English at the University of South Carolina Upstate, ProfHacker is a great source of ‘tips, tutorials and commentary on pedagogy, productivity and technology in Higher Education’.
Part of the Chronicle of Higher Education network, Wired Campus is one of the best sources for staying up to date EdTech news we’ve found.
EdTech writer and self-proclaimed ‘recovering academic’ Audrey Watters’s blog offers thoughtful, straight-up commentary on the future of technology in education.
The Daily Edventures blog is written by Microsoft’s Vice President of Education Anthony Salcito. Anthony highlights inspiring educators around the world and explores great examples of leadership and innovations in edtech.
College Web Editor
A blog about the Web, marketing and PR in Higher Education by Karine Joly – founder of Higher Ed Experts and author of the capstone graduate course for the MBA in social media marketing at Southern New Hampshire University.
A great source of news and commentary on education trends and technology in higher education that caters specifically to including administrators, educators and campus bookstore managers.
Kirsten Winkler’s EDUKWEST blog has grown since its launch in 2009, sharing video interviews with startup founders and thought leaders in education, alongside EdTech startup news and broader industry coverage.
Higher Ed Web Tech
A blog about marketing, communications and web development in Higher Education by Mike Richwalsky, Senior Director of Creative Services and e-Marketing at John Carroll University. Recommended especially for those working in IT or marketing in higher education.
Higher Education Management
Dr Keith Hampson of Acrobatiq (A Carnegie Mellon University venture) writes about management and strategy for those working in digital higher education. KKeitheith’s in-depth posts cover design and development, innovation, business models and trends in technology strategy.
Duke University Center for Instructional Technology’s Blog
13 Duke University staff contribute to this blog about leadership in teaching and technology. Highly recommended for anybody interested or involved in MOOCs, especially.
Some Guy Named Rae
Raechelle Clemmons, VP & CIO at St. Norbert College, blogs to help organizations understand and leverage technology, and shares her interests in teaching with technology, equality, cloud computing, sustainability and Green IT.
Sidneyeve Matrix, Associate Professor of Media at Queen's University in Canada, blogs about digital culture, communication and commerce, sharing advice for professionals working in education and digital media.
An EdTech blog written by Michael Feldstein, former Assistant Director at the SUNY Learning Network, and a selection of bloggers with diverse backgrounds in blended learning, instructional technology, e-learning and other areas of online education.
BlogHighEd is a Higher Ed blogger network that aggregates Higher Ed blogs from around the web, run by Brad J Ward, CEO of Higher Ed consultancy Blue Fuego and Matt Herzberger, Director of Web Strategy at Creighton University.
Director of IT at the University of Illinois’s College of Media, Mike Bohlmann blogs about his thoughts on technology, leadership and media.
Faculty Focus is a well-known, trusted source for advice on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom.
Eric Stoller’s Blog
Eric writes for Inside Higher Ed, but also blogs about Higher Ed, technology, privacy and social media (among other subjects) on his personal blog.
ITS Technology Tips
Run by IT staff at Loyola University Chicago, this blog offers technical advice and how-tos on apps, software workflows, lecture capture, and many more areas of technical expertise.
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