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The 2015 Dean's List: EdTech’s Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs

Nominations for EdTech magazine's annual list of must-read K-12 educational technology blogs. For more info, check out last year's list:

Digital Bodies | Co-authored by Emory Craig and Maya Georgieva

Digital Bodies is a blog by Emory Craig and Maya Georgieva on Wearable Tech, Digital Culture, New Media and the Future of Education. Emory and Maya have been featured at EDUCAUSE, NMC, SXSW and Campus Technology, and they have spoken to a wide variety of audiences both nationally and internationally. Their work focuses on design thinking, digital storytelling and the cognitive implications of Wearable Tech. Digital Bodies is about where we are going with technology that has moved from our desktops to mobile devices and is now rapidly shifting to our bodies. Wearable tech will profoundly transform learning through personalization, immersive experiences, and the quantified self in a deeply connected world. These authors will take you on a thought-provoking journey to the future!

Technology Enhanced Learning at Sussex

This blog is maintained by the University of Sussex Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team. The team’s aim is to provide proactive guidance, training, support and encouragement in effective and pedagogically sound use of technology to enhance teaching and learning and the quality of the student learning experience.

Blogging every Tuesday on TEL news, case studies, reviews of the latest developments in technology for the benefit of internal and external higher education practitioners.

‘Sussex University’s TEL team blog is another great place to pick up tips and … web resources all provide insights into working in learning and teaching developments with technology’ Falmouth Uni

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Josie Ahlquist | Social Media in Higher Education

Dr. Josie Ahlquist is a student affairs educator, discovering the intersection of digital communication technologies and leadership development in higher education. She believes in challenging how higher education thinks about social media for community building, leadership development and student services.
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David Hopkins / Technology Enhanced Learning

David Hopkins writes on his experiences in UK High Education, on all things eLearning, mLearning, flipped classrooms, online and distance learning, educational and learning technology. Awarded the 'highly commended' status at the ALT 2014 Learning Technologist of the Year, and is author to the 2015 'The Really Useful #EdTechBook' compendium of education and learning technologies, experiences, and reflections.


Team ET

Team ET

Deliberations, musings and evolving thoughts from Falmouth University's Educational Technology Team, who are dedicated to guiding and supporting staff and students in use of technology for learning and teaching.

Ed Cabellon | On The Go With Ed Cabellon

Mr. Ed Cabellon is currently the Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs at Bridgewater State University, and has over 18 years of progressive experience in higher education administration. Ed's blog has been named to Ed Tech's "Dean's List" each of the last three years, and while his site has been quieter this past year due to the completion of his doctoral coursework, traffic continues to flow to his site which was cited in two recently published books: "Engaging Students through Social Media" by Dr. Rey Junco and "Making Change Happen in Student Affairs" by Margaret J. Barr, George S. McClellan, and Arthur Sandeen. Ed believes that understanding one’s digital identity and gaining literacy in technology should be part of the core curriculum in a 21st century Liberal Arts education; that every enrolled college student should have access to high speed internet at home while matriculated; and that the most powerful learning happens when it is peer to peer.


Chris Rowell - TotallyRewired

Chris Rowell - TotallyRewired

TotallyRewired is mainly about issues to do with education and technology. However, on occasions you might see the odd blog about music or cycling! The views expressed in the blog are not those of my employer but are my own thoughts and opinions! The intention of the blog is record, capture and share some of my learning experiences. Sometimes these thoughts will not be fully formulated and will seem a bit under-researched but it’s my intention to work and revise some of these posts into some thing more substantial over a period of time.

Technology Enhanced Learning at York St John University

The Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team supports staff in using a range of tools and technologies to enable effective e-pedagogy, most notably Moodle (our VLE), Mahara (our e-Portfolio) and our Media Library. The TEL team is part of the Directorate of Academic Development.

Paul Gordon Brown

Paul Gordon Brown is a scholar, consultant and speaker working on the fringes of where student learning and development intersect with technology, social media and design. A coffee adherent, a traveler and a thrill seeker, Paul has worked in various locations from Anchorage to London. As an independent speaker and consultant, he has keynoted conferences and spoken to diverse audiences nationally and internationally from Canada to Dubai. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the State University of New York College at Geneseo, and a Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University. Paul has also studied at Miami University in Oxford, OH and at New College, Oxford University, in the United Kingdom. Paul is currently a full time PhD student at Boston College in the Higher Education program and works in the Office of Learning Resources for Student Athletes.

Dr. Laura Pasquini | TechKNOW Tools

Laura A. Pasquini is a Lecturer at the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, TX, USA and Researcher at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, Canada. Over the past ten years Dr. Pasquini has contributed to the field of Student and Academic Affairs in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. Her professional experiences in higher education include academic advising, tutoring services, supplemental instruction, career advising, campus activities, first year experience curriculum, orientation programs and housing and residence life.

Eric Stoller | Student Affairs and Technology | InsideHigherEd

Eric Stoller is a higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker. He frequently gives keynotes on how administrators can use social media strategically and is a proponent for teaching students about digital identity development. With a background in student affairs, academic advising, wellness, technology, and communications, Eric focuses his energies on educating clients and captivating audiences. As the Student Affairs and Technology blogger for Inside Higher Ed, he generates conversations, answers questions, and provides insight about a variety of “tech topics.” Living in London and working globally, he knows too many acronyms, drinks a lot of coffee, enjoys running, and spends his time writing, speaking, and thinking about social media, digital identity, education, and technology.


EDUKWEST covers education technology from the startup and business perspective, offering over 200 video and audio interviews with founders, investors and thought leaders in higher education, K-12 and lifelong learning. The EDUKWEST team around Kirsten Winkler also covers the latest news and features up and coming edtech startups with in depth profiles. Education leaders from around the globe share their point of view on the future of education and work in the growing Op-Ed section of the site.


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The Edtech Curmudgeon

The Edtech Curmudgeon blog - @amichaelberman

e-Literate - What We Are Learning About Online Learning...Online

Update: Jeez - sorry about the multiple typos (mistakenly showed in thousands instead of millions). Fixed now. Pitchbook - a database service for M&A, private equity and venture capital - listed in Hot Topics what they saw as the top ten most valuable ed tech companies based on public valuations[ 1].


Cycling Through EdTech: WJU EdTech Blog

Cycling Through EdTech: WJU EdTech Blog

The EdTech Blog is in it's 2nd year providing up-to-date educational technology ideas and links for Higher Education AND K-12. Information on latest trends, apps, and best practices.

Blog - Degree of Freedom

Recently, the popular and edgy (for an airline anyway) JetBlue Air announced a partnership with Coursera that will make ten Coursera MOOCs part of a set of new inflight "Edutainment" options (alongside other content from organizations like National Geographic). Interestingly, only one of the courses on offer (an Introduction to [...]

Top Hat Blog -

Top Hat has dominated the classrooms of both K-12 and higher education for nearly 6 years now. The support and enthusiasm for Top Hat from..

Embedded in Academia :

The problem, of course, is that we've asked afl-fuzz to find a needle in a haystack and its built-in feedback mechanism does not help guide its search towards the needle. Actually there are two parts to the problem. First, something needs to recognize that divide-by-zero is a crash behavior that should be targeted.

HighEdWebTech - Marketing, Communications and Web Development in Higher Education deals with the tech side of web development in higher education as well as marketing and communications.

HackCollege - Student-Powered Lifehacking

I'm just going to come out and say it: you don't have to go to college. I know everyone in your life probably told you the opposite of what I just said, but not everyone is meant for the same path, and you know what? That is okay.

The Cengage Learning Blog - Innovative teaching, learning and research solutions

Innovative teaching, learning and research solutions

GeoEd Trek

Connect with GeoEd Trek on the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Blogosphere. This blog focuses on geoscience education/outreach and technology tools in the classroom, online, and in the field.

Jessica Brogley | Thoughts From Your Guide on the Side

I teach a variety of courses, mostly edtech courses, at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. I am a Certified Google Teacher and Educational Trainer. My blog contains posts about activities in the classroom, methods of teaching, reviews of good books, observations of great technology use. Connect with me!