General Higher Ed Blogs

The Higher Ed blogosphere is a fantastic resource for discovering the most important trends and pressing topics for Higher Ed professionals. Here you can find a collection of non-tech Higher Ed blog articles from around the web. We are constantly updating this list from some of our favorite sources.
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Flipped Classroom Bridges the Gap To Gen Y

A research study from The University of Queensland School of Medicine, Ochsner Clinical School, New Orleans, LA Background The flipped classroom is a student-centered approach to learning that increases active learning for the student compared to traditional classroom-based instruction. In the flipped classroom model, students are first exposed to the learning material through didactics outside of...Read More
Published on March 10, 2017 By kevin
2 weeks ago

ACPA/NASPA Technology Competency for Professional Development

The  technology competency in the latest ACPA/NASPA Technology Competency (2015) and the corresponding rubric provide student affairs practitioners and administrators guidance on how to effectively learn and apply technology in their roles as educators and programmers for student success. In addition, the two documents are also useful to the same groups when it comes to self-directed and formal professional […]
Published on March 9, 2017 By Joe Sabado
2 weeks ago

Flipped Classroom for Undergraduate Learning

A randomized, controlled research study from the China Medical Board published this week found undergraduate medical students learned  principles of electrocardiogram better with a flipped-learning instructional model. Background Interpreting an electrocardiogram (ECG) is not only one of the most important parts of clinical diagnostics but also one of the most difficult topics to teach and learn. In...Read More
Published on March 9, 2017 By kevin
2 weeks ago

Internet Security and Antivirus Software

Internet Security If you haven’t seen the  Norse Global Real-Time Attack Map, I highly recommend it as both visually fascinating and informative. The site provides a geographical display of live cyber attacks along with the origin, attack type, and target. What Is A DDOS A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to...Read More
Published on February 25, 2017 By kevin
4 weeks ago

3 Rules For Robots: I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That

  “Robotics and AI have become one of the most prominent technological trends of our century. The fast increase of their use and development brings new and difficult challenges to our society”, writes Delvaux. Therefore, the reasoning goes, “robots and artificial intelligence (AI) would increase their interaction with humans”, raising “legal and ethical issues which...Read More
Published on January 12, 2017 By kevin
2 months ago

Conquering My Fear of Public Speaking

Do you have a fear of public speaking? Do you get anxious and nervous days and even weeks before you’re to speak? I certainly was for most of my life. When I was in elementary school, I pretended to be sick during the days of oral book reports. Throughout high school I dreaded speaking in […]
Published on January 12, 2017 By Joe Sabado
2 months ago

Organizational Change Leadership

A mentor once said “you manage constraints and you lead towards possibilities”. Another colleague also told me “you manage things and you lead people.” When it comes to organizational change, these two principles also apply. Organizational change leadership deals with how one influences other people to buy-in and commit to changes and/or new ideas. As […]
Published on January 10, 2017 By Joe Sabado
2 months ago


Like many of you, I have had a lot on my mind (and heart) over the past few days. I have read a lot of reactions online and decided to share my own thoughts by using the word disconnect as my current frame of reference. disconnect: (noun), a lack of understanding or agreement When you have the privilege of working on college campuses as long as I have, especially in student affairs, there
Published on November 11, 2016 By Ed Cabellon
4 months ago

Run The Mile You’re In

This past week, at our Division’s Leadership Team meeting, we had a guest speaker, Róisín (Ro) McGettigan, who shared her amazing story and helped us focus on goal setting, both personally and professionally. Ro is an elite professional runner and cofounder of Believe I Am. At the end of the session, she gave me some advice on my upcoming marathon to “Run the Mile You’re In” and it really resonated with me.
Published on October 28, 2016 By Ed Cabellon
5 months ago

Experts Predict Future of eLearning in 2017

Top Experts predict what will transform eLearning in 2017 A big THANK YOU to Joomla LMS for including me recently, in their very nice “flip book” of educational technology predictions. It’s a fantastic compilation of varied educational technology experts.  Out of space concerns, they edited my rather lengthy response (if you’re interested, it’s included in full below)....Read More
Published on October 27, 2016 By kevin
5 months ago
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