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EdTech's 2013 Must-Read IT Blogs Nominees

Nominations for EdTech magazine's annual list of must-read blogs about higher education technology. For more info, check out last year's list:


Faculty eCommons

The Academic Partnerships’ (AP) Faculty eCommons is a social learning community for faculty in online university programs. The Faculty eCommons is a social learning “ecosystem” for faculty across the globe to learn, collaborate and share research about effective online teaching and learning. The eCommons offers research, guidance, professional development, membership to the Sloan Consortium, and review of national quality standards to assist faculty in preparation and evaluation of their online courses and programs.

Beestar - Intelligent location technology

Keeping you informed about location based technologies for education including learning analytics.


Straight talk on edtech


I bloog weekly about Curation, Top 10 edtools and apps who offer gateway through knowledge for teachers worldwide .

Hack Education

Audrey Watters will keep you informed and entertained as she covers the spectrum of technology and education. Hack Education also jointly produces a weekly podcast in which Watters and colleague Steve Hargadon discuss the latest ed tech news.

Inside Higher Ed Technology Blog

A compilation of articles about recent and important developments in key aspects of higher education technology.

Learning Design and Technology Dept. of Maryville University

blog of the Learning, Design, & Technology department of Maryville University. Offers insights into their LMS, Desire2Learn, and how to incorporate technology into the classroom.

U of Admissions Marketing

A look at some of the best (and worst) email and website practices of college and university admissions. Updated at least three times each week.

Wired Campus Blog

The Chronicle of Higher Education's technology blog.

Stephen's Web

MOOC pioneer and connectivist scholar Stephen Downes (senior researcher for Canada’s National Research Council) curates news and opinion on higher ed pedagogy and online learning, technology and connectivism, among other topics that float his fancy.

Mick's IT Blogs

This blog is here to help users in solving complex issues I have encountered and solved, publish scripts I have written to provide a primer to facilitate in their working environment, and educate others in understanding areas that are not well covered.

Bryan Alexander

Senior fellow for the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education, “Bryan Alexander researches, writes and speaks about emerging trends in the integration of inquiry, pedagogy and technology and their potential application to liberal arts contexts,” according to his NITLE biography.

Mark Smithers: Learning and Educational Technology in Higher Education

A consultant to several universities in the UK and Australia, Mark specializes in educational technology, e-learning and web strategy in higher education. Since May 2012, he has worked as an educational technologist at Swinburne Online, a joint venture between the Swinburne University of Technology and the online recruitment company, Seek. The venture is designed to deliver high quality online courses for students. Mark is interested in organizational innovation in the higher ed setting, chiefly in the areas of educational technology and e-learning.

TechDean: Perspective and vision from Dean Bertoline

Blog of Purdue University College of Technology Dean Gary Bertoline, who presents his “perspectives on the ever-changing world of technology, the role the college plays as a leader in technology innovation and education, and his vision for keeping the college on the forefront of the competitive technology landscape.”

Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities

This blog shares up-to-date news about the institute’s Digital Dialogues series, as well as insights and news pertaining to technology in the humanities. There’s great information here for everyone.

Kevin Corbett's Blog

eLearning, mLearning and Social Media

The Higher Ed CIO

Insights and resources for CIO's on IT Strategy and execution.

Dave Olsen's Blog

This post is a follow-up to Lessons Learned Building the New Static, A Performance Budget, Sass & SVG. The previous post focused on …

Mike Bohlmann

I discuss IT leadership and specific technology topics from my perspective as the Director of IT in the College of Media at the University of Illinois.

.eduGuru - Internet Marketing, Web Analytics and Social Media in Higher Education

Blog about Internet Marketing, Web Analytics and Social Media in Higher Education and other tidbits...

higher ed MANAGEMENT

Dr. Keith Hampson writes regularly on key issues in digital higher education, with a particular emphasis on business model innovation, design, and competition.

NspireD2: Learning Technology in Higher Ed.

The goal of this blog based at Notre Dame is that faculty will be inspired to explore ways of integrating technology into teaching and learning -- and that students will ultimately be inspired, too.

Higher Education Marketing Blog

Find out the latest in digital marketing tips for Higher Ed from our blog