We often hear the question, can educators effectively use new media and social media to help improve instruction? Today, it looks like we have a new resource to help inform the question. The good folks over at eCollegeFinder announced their Top 50 Academic Educators in the blogosphere. Surprisingly, Eduflack is one of the blogs recognized.
When asked to provide advice to teachers out in the wonderful world o’ blogs, I opined:
“Avoid the jargon. Education issues, particularly online education issues, are complex topics requiring serious discussion. Jargon simply limits the debate while stifling true engagement. When we communicate in terms that primary and secondary stakeholders can understand, we can ultimately improve the reach and impact of the education reforms we are trying to deliver.”
Regardless of what you may think of this blog and its impact on teachers, the list is worth checking out. There are some terrific blogs, many of which don’t necessarily get the edu-spotlight but all of which offer some terrific content and guidance for those on the front lines of school improvement.
And special thanks to eCollegeFinder, a great little organization that helps folks find online teaching degrees from accredited colleges, for compiling the list and showing us some love. Always appreciated.