Themes (Part 2): The Technology Competency for Student Affairs Educators

This series delves deeper into the new Technology competency recently added to the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Educators.  Intended to serve as a resource for faculty and professionals to guide professional development and teaching, it provides a deeper understanding of the topics covered in the competency and provides resources for further education. Part 1: Overview Part 2: Themes On Professional Competencies and the Student Affairs Philosopher King Also check out Josie Ahlquist’s series for an excellent alternative take on the topic.   In the previous post, I provided an overview of the Technology… Read More

Named one of the “Top 50 Blogs to Follow in HigherEdTech”

“Look no further for the smartest and savviest bloggers in higher education.” I’m excited to be joining the good company of my friends and colleagues on EdTech Magazine’s 2015 Dean’s List: 50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs.  This is my first year making the list, but my perennial favorites are still there… Laura Pasquini, Josie Ahlquist, and Ed Cabellon. I ❤ these people and am so honored to be picked alongside them and many other amazing minds. Go check out the list!!!! Paul Gordon Brown Take a look at the power of social media… Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Nuzzel Social News Reader

Nuzzel is an amazing little app/web service that helps surface the news your friends and others in your network care about.  Log into Nuzzel and connect your Twitter and Facebook accounts.  Then, daily, or at an interval of your choice, you will receive an email containing the most shared links of the day from those in your network.  The results even appear rank-ordered  with the number of times shared, thumbnails of the sharers, and their comments about the link.  Nuzzel is a great way to make sure you don’t miss out on the news… Read More

SPOTLIGHT: LinkedIn for Higher Education

You might think of LinkedIn as just a tool that you use to create a profile, network, and search for jobs.  LinkedIn, however, is making a big push into higher education using its treasure trove of data to help institutions engage with prospective students and alumni.  Want to know how many people working for Google majored in philosophy?  LinkedIn can show you that.  LinkedIn is also developing helpful and educational tools for current students and career services offices.  You’d be surprised about the extent to which they are engaging the higher education… Read More

Year in Review: EDtech/SAtech Apps, Tools and Websites (2014)

  Semi-weekly, I try to highlight innovative and interesting uses of social media in the higher education and student affairs space.  The following is a review of all those highlighted in 2014.  Follow along in the new year with new spotlights.