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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My Personal Values & Principles and Thoughts on Student Affairs, Technology, and Leadership

I started my blog because I needed a place to share ideas and process my thoughts. Six years later since my first post on October 21, 2010, I have posted 383 articles on professional and personal topics. As I read through what I have written, it’s fascinating how in some ways my perspectives have evolved […]
Published on October 14, 2016 By Joe Sabado
5 months ago

55 AMAZING Facts About Google You May Not Know [#Infographic]

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Published on October 13, 2016 By kevin
5 months ago

“We need a hero!” How Contract Cheating Works

“We need a hero!” is a recurring subject line in emails I receive from a popular contract cheating provider. In these emails, they beg me to become a “hero” by uploading my “study resources” to help others or by becoming a “tutor” to fulfill customer requests such as writing their “essay on relation between success and happiness” or completing for them “a basic rough draft for this topic”. This particular
Published on October 5, 2016 By Lindsey Rae Downs
6 months ago

Interpreting what is Required for “Regular and Substantive Interaction”

As greater numbers of students move into online and competency-based education programs, we have seen new interest in understanding the Department of Education’s regulations. In particular, faculty and administrators seek to understand how the Department interprets rules requiring courses to include “regular and substantive interaction,” especially in distance and competency-based education. Those of us in online education have long known that interaction between faculty and students as well as among
Published on September 30, 2016 By Russ Poulin
6 months ago

New Horizon Report K-12 2016

What’s on the five-year horizon for K-12 Educational Technology & which trends and technologies will drive educational change? This publication charts the five-year horizon for the impact of emerging technologies in school communities across the globe. With 15 years of research and publications, the NMC Horizon Project can be regarded as the world’s longest-running exploration...Read More
Published on September 30, 2016 By kevin
6 months ago

The Future of Learning and Work

Today’s guest blogger is Jeremy Walsh of Learning House. He has spent his career helping organizations to reach their potential. As a dynamic leader, business developer, former pastor, small business owner, entrepreneur, and business consultant, he has a unique perspective on the convergence of technology and education.  He outlines many challenges facing higher education. What do you think?Russ Poulin A few times a year, my friend Jeanne Meister hosts a really
Published on September 28, 2016 By Russ Poulin
6 months ago

Lights, Camera, Action! – Developing Faculty in 20 Minutes

Change begins with an idea, and in the Instructional Design department at Walters State Community College, we are not afraid of change. We realize that technology is changing our world minute by minute, and by embracing that movement, Walters State continues to be on the cutting edge of the current technology allowing us to offer new and innovative ways to make teaching and learning more effective for our faculty as
Published on September 22, 2016 By Russ Poulin
6 months ago

Research on Distance Ed and Technological Advancements: An Update on DETA

What’s Been Up? The National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) is wrapping up its second year of a national U.S. Department of Education funded effort to conduct rigorous research to identify key factors influencing student success in blended, online, and competency-based education. The DETA Research Toolkit was launched in 2015 intended to help overcome the lack of research literacy in distance education practice and the methodological
Published on September 14, 2016 By Russ Poulin
6 months ago

Publication Announcement: Engaging the Digital Generation

Dr. Josie Ahlquist and I are so excited to share that our edited publication, Engaging the Digital Generation, will be released on September 5th! When we started this process back in the Fall of 2014, in the throws of our doctoral programs, we had a vision for what this publication could be. Writing about technology is challenging because of how quickly things change; yet, we knew that with the right folks
Published on September 1, 2016 By Ed Cabellon
7 months ago

The Fun of Minneapolis and #WCET16

WCET’s 28th Annual Meeting is a mere seven weeks away- October 12-14.  In no time, our community of edtech leaders and innovators will convene in beautiful Minneapolis to connect with colleagues,  exchange ideas,  and share triumphs and challenges. The WCET program is a blend of extended sessions which provide a deep dive into emerging issues, panel sessions, facilitated discussions, and networking events.  Make the most of your time at #WCET16
Published on August 31, 2016 By Megan Raymond
7 months ago
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