Higher Education Blogs We Love: Volume 1
Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. This week’s roundup is Part 1 of our series recognizing outstanding higher education blogs. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.
As we head into graduation season, we decided it would be the perfect time to recognize online content creators focused on college and university life. We found so many great higher education blogs, we had to split our list over two posts.
These blogs are written for students, families, educators and admin professionals in the higher ed space.
Dig in and stay tuned for Volume 2!
1. Higher Education Today
This blog is written by contributors from the American Council on Education. The ACE membership organization “mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice.”
Its diverse membership of more than 1,700 colleges, universities, and associations represents two- and four-year degree-granting institutions, both public and private. So rest assured that content on the blog will cover a range of topics that apply to the higher education industry as a whole.
- Meeting Gen Z: Avoiding the Demographic Cliff and Preparing for Their Future
- What Campus Data Tell Us About Student Mental Health and COVID-19
- How Higher Education Institutions Can Address the Needs of Adult Learners
Follow @ACEducation on Twitter.
"Whether working with students or faculty and staff, leading with a trauma-informed approach can help you to tap into the best of your colleagues and collaborators while also prioritizing their well-being." Read here tips for trauma-informed leadership: https://t.co/GdPzv3FXht
— ACE (@ACEducation) May 5, 2022
Coursera partners with universities to offer online learning to individuals and organizations around the world. While it’s not specific to higher education, its blog offers plenty of related and helpful content for the space.
Coursera believes in providing education to anyone, anywhere. “We partner with the best institutions to bring the best learning to every corner of the world,” the site says. Readers can find user stories, degree news and advice for educators on the Coursera blog.
Check out these recent posts:
- Shaping the future: University of Michigan and Coursera partner on XR-enhanced immersive learning experiences
- See How Christin Is Combining Campus and Online Learning To Achieve Her Dream of Becoming a Neurosurgeon
- Women Are Becoming Climate Leaders Through New Online Courses
Follow @coursera on Twitter.
New course on teaching from Dr. Barbara Oakley, instructor of the popular #LearningHowToLearn course! In her course Uncommon Sense Teaching, educators will learn strategies for solving classroom challenges & tactics to help students learn more effectively. https://t.co/xU5fCQNbG2
— Coursera (@coursera) April 21, 2022
3. Hack Education
Hack Education is written by Audrey Watters, who describes herself as “an education writer, an independent scholar, a serial dropout, a rabble-rouser, and ed-tech’s Cassandra.” Her blog features monthly essays about “the future of education technology.”
After a brief hiatus, Watters is back writing for the blog. Her recent in-depth look at the history of the school bell was a fascinating read. “…the school bell has a different, more complicated history than the ‘factory model schools’ story tells it,” she says.
Dig into the archives to read these posts:
Follow @audreywatters on Twitter.
Here's the transcript of my keynote today at Digifest 2022. I talked about hope. Really. Me. https://t.co/tIV8quHoHv
— Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) March 8, 2022
4. Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Diverse has been covering education for nearly 40 years. It provides “critical news, information and insightful commentary on the full range of issues concerning diversity in American higher education.”
The biweekly magazine was originally created to cover issues pertaining to Black Americans in higher education, but has since expanded to write about Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, people with disabilities, seniors, the LGBTQIA community and other underrepresented groups.
Topics include students, faculty, salary, recruitment, and access and equity.
Read these recent posts:
- Rethinking Remedial Courses at California Community Colleges
- Sport Scholars Debate the ‘Price’ of Athletic Success at HBCUs
- How To Make A Syllabus Sound More Human
Follow @DiverseIssues on Twitter.
Policy experts, practitioners, correctional leaders, and formerly incarcerated advocates weighed in on what the approaching Pell Grant expansion to incarcerated people will mean next.@Prof_Andrisse @prison2pro @verainstitute @KelliherRebeccahttps://t.co/IsKp88qa5A
— Diverse: Issues In Higher Education (@DiverseIssues) May 6, 2022
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Rocky Parker is the Digital Content Lead at Cision PR Newswire. She works with journalists, bloggers, and content creators to create their targeted newsfeeds from PR Newswire for Journalists. Rocky has also counseled on content writing best practices. Check out her previous posts for Beyond Bylines. In her free time, Rocky can usually be found cooking, binge-watching a new show, or playing with her puppy, Hudson.