Named as a “Top Voice” in Education on LinkedIn for 2016

I’m beyond excited to share that I’ve been named a “Top Voice” on LinkedIn. I’ve been blogging for a number of years now, both on this website as well as on the LinkedIn platform, and I’ve found the process to be an incredibly rewarding one. The LinkedIn platform, in particular, provides an excellent low-barrier-to-entry opportunity for professionals to engage with others and practice their writing. If you haven’t tried it, I encourage you to give it a go.

Why I’m Taking A Break From Blogging For The Summer…

So, I’ve decided to take a break from blogging for the summer. Many of you that follow my blog know that I’ve been a fairly prolific blogger these past two years. I’ve managed to keep an aggressive pace, posting multiple times per week (229 times in 2015 and 67 so far in 2016). But the time has come for me to step away for a brief hiatus. The reasons for doing this are many. I recently finished my PhD and started working full time at Roompact. It is a job, a company, and a mission… Read More

Relaunching SATechResources and (Higher)EdTechResources dot com…

In doing my research I often come across great tutorials on social and digital technology as well as excellent examples of their use in higher education. Rather than keep them to myself, I decided to post them publicly to help others “get up to speed” on these tools and their uses. I’ve been doing this for a number of years now, and as my resource pages grew, it became time for a redesign (and a unification). Enter: HigherEdTechResources.com aka SATechResources.com. Below you will find links to topics on my completely redesigned resources page. It includes… Read More

20 Blog Title Cliches That WORK!

  We’ve all seen them.  We’ve probably all clicked on them.  They’re the articles that promise us “X number of ways to X!” or “X secrets of X revealed!”  Blog post titles tend to follow a formula and they follow this formula because it works.  While I’m not advocating for click-bait and sexy titles that lead to throw-away content, a good title can help you reach the audience you want, spread your ideas and connect with others.  Consider using the most sensational of these sparingly.  Here are 20 examples of blog title clichés… Read More

10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Start Blogging

The following “10 questions” are modified from a presentation I did last year with a number of higher education bloggers.  If you’re thinking of getting started blogging, or if you’re early on in your journey, see if you can answer all of the following questions.  Thinking about what you are doing and why you are doing it will set you up for success!