5 innovative higher ed leaders to follow on Twitter

For up-to-date commentary on the latest in innovation in higher ed, eCampus News recommends following these Twitter accounts


If you ever wanted to follow higher ed innovators and educators on Twitter but were afraid to ask or unsure where to begin, eCampus News is here to help.

Whether discussing the latest trends in online learning, social media, mobile technology, cybersecurity, tuition costs, or even boasting about the latest celebrity to swing by campus, there are plenty of of Twitter accounts to follow.

So once you have followed @eCampusNews check out some of these essential ed-tech influencers to stay up-to-date with the latest ed-tech news:

1.  Wallace Lowe

As president of the University of Maryland, Wallace Lowe tweets in a personal capacity to discuss collegiate sporting events, academic courses and awards, and even journalist and UMD alumnus Connie Chung and her husband, Maury Povich.

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2.  Tony Wagner

Tony Wagner, Ed.D, is an Expert In Residence at Harvard University’s new Innovation Lab, and discusses various topics in higher education. One of his areas of focus examines how colleges and universities must find innovative solutions to help students succeed.

3.  Rovy Branon

Innovation, learning, technology, and leadership are common issues Rovy Branon enjoys chatting about on Twitter. As an an associate dean at the University of Wisconsin-Extension and with over 25,000 followers, Rovy’s views and curated content can be helpful to readers interested in expanding their knowledge about different learning strategies, online courses, and classroom technology.

4.  Clayton Christensen

With nearly 100,000 followers, Clayton Christensen, professor at Harvard Business School and co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute, is famous for coining the phrase, “disruptive innovation.” Clayton’s Twitter feed is a must-read for sometimes controversial yet always engaging ed-tech dialogue.

5.  Arun Sundararajan

Arun Sundararajan is Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences at NYU. If you are interested in the intersection of social media, online privacy and ed-tech startups, you should follow Arun’s Twitter feed for opinionated commentary and curated content.

Michael Sharnoff is Associate Online Editor at eCampus News. Follow him on Twitter @Michael_eSM.

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