Social media’s popularity means higher education faculty and administrators have a number of avenues to develop their professional learning networks and learn from one another.

Blogging gives educators a platform to share best practices, pose questions to their peers, and explore new ideas about teaching and learning.

Here, we’ve gathered 7 blogs that focus on technology integration, instructional technology, school leadership, and pedagogy. If you have a favorite blog that isn’t on this list, use the comment section below to let us know.

EDUCAUSE maintains a blog that is a mixture of of staff-produced posts on current topics and invited guest bloggers who share their thoughts on a wide variety of issues and themes important to higher education.

2. Higher Education Today
This blog from the American Council on Education features short takes on current news along with longer thought pieces from the Council’s senior leadership.

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3. Kevin Corbett
On his blog, Corbett writes about online learning, mobile learning, social media and gamification.

4. e-Literate
This blog focuses on online learning, higher-ed technology, and challenges in the industry. It is co-published by Michael Feldstein and Phil Hill, who are also partners at MindWires, an educational technology analyst and consulting firm.

5. Eric Stoller
Eric Stoller has extensive experience in higher education and student affairs and shares his thoughts on technology, learning, social media and engagement.

6. Higher Ed Live
Higher Ed Live offers a platform for higher-ed leaders and administrators to share experiences and best practices. Topics include social media, assessments and student engagement. The blog also features podcasts.

7. 300 Words, 2 Minutes
This blog, which covers higher education and technology, is written by David J. Hinson, who has extensive experience in education and technology. Hinson also maintains Logorrhea.

About the Author:

Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Editorial Director, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura