Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
Higher Education News and Issues
Inside Higher Ed: Online source for news and opinion for all of higher education.
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Number 1 source for news and information for university faculty and administration (many resources require paid subscription)
eLearning and Instructional Technology Blogs and References
The Daily Riff: From their “About Us” page: As provocateur, muse, catalyst and game changer, The Daily Riff will “sniff and sift” through our edu-culture, “curating” news and opinion in quick, digest-sized take-aways for you to use and share. I think that says it all.
ElearnSpace: This site is full of solid information regarding open courseware, technology, education philosophy, and networking. There are slide presentations to go with some of the posts as well.
Speed of Creativity: Wesley Fryer is a keynote speaker and author who owns this blog. He explores topics like digital storytelling, creativity and technology integration in education. Many of his presentations, handouts, and other materials are available to read and download.
Edcomp Blog: A lecturer in Scotland at the University of Strathclyde authors this blog. Check out his blog post on creating memorable passwords for middle school students, or his review of text online adventure games. He writes in short post form, making it an easy blog to read when you are short on time.
Will Richardson: Will Richardson is a published author, TED talk presenter, and parent who blogs about technology and its educational potential. His book about web tools for the classroom has sold over 80,000 copies.
The Thinking Stick: This blog covers all things technology and education. The author is Jeff Utecht, an educator, consultant, and author. Some of his top tweeted posts are 10 Reasons to Trash Word and Use Google Docs, Gmail Tips for Teachers, and Lecture as Content Delivery is Dead.
The Rapid E-Learning Blog: This is a blog all about e-learning. It tackles topics such as how to design e-courses, web applications for e-learning, PowerPoint, graphic design, and interactive e-learning.
Life in Perpetual Beta: Harold Jarche’s blog is called Life in Perpetual Beta. His topics center on practical tips for leadership, social networking in business, and collaboration. He tackles ideologies of learning and knowledge from a philosophical perspective, adding technological aspects to his writing.
The Online Learning Update: The Online Learning Update is a blog about online education news and research. The editor is Ray Schroeder, a University of Illinois professor, and he gathers headlines about university open courseware.
E-Learning Queen: Stop at the E-Learning Queen blog and meet the Queen’s assistant, Susan Smith Nash. She humorously names her reader the “queen” of e-learning, since you are reading her site. She focuses on distance learning, e-course design, and social/psychological issues surrounding the online education process.
Funny Monkey: Funny Monkey blog is highlights all the news and information related to Funny Monkey, a business dedicated to making educational materials free. In addition to news, the blog also covers major educational issues, technology, and classroom solutions.
Cammy Bean’s Learning Visions: Cammy Bean’s Learning Visions blog is about e-learning design. She hosts webinars about the best ways to effectively design e-courses, tools to use, and how to get started.
Dangerously Irrelevant: A blog written by Gwynne Dyer that focuses on the problem between exploding technology and the educational system that cannot keep up. Rather than integrating technology into a classroom that is outdated and behind, she offers solutions to these incongruities.
The Innovative Educator: This blog focuses on strategies and technology solutions for education that are “way out of the box”. Lisa Nielson is the owner and author, having appeared in many well-known publications such as The New York Times and Huffington Post.