Education on the Social Web

Education Blogs and News Sites

Popular News Sites

  • Inside Highered – The online source for news, opinion and jobs for all of higher education.
  • Edutopia – Success stories about what works in public education.
  • Education Week – American education’s newspaper of record.
  • The Chronicle – The No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
  • Education News – Committed to delivering premium news content where conventional news sources do not suffice.
  • New York Times Education – The education section of The New York Times
  • USA Today Education – The education section of USA Today which includes college rankings and resources
  • The Chronicle Education – A very rich and expansive resource for higher education news and blogs

Teacher Blogs

Student Blogs

Educational Resource Blogs

  • Study Hacks – The Study Hacks blog teaches students how to do (very) well without excessive stress.
  • College v2 College v2 aims to arm students with the tricks, tips, and knowledge to put them ahead of the pack.

Education in Social News

  • Edu cats and tags on digg, reddit, mixx, stumbleupon

Education in Social Bookmarking

  • Edu tag on delicious, furl, magnolia, etc

Education on Twitter

  • university twitter accounts, teachers, students, professors, edu start ups
  • Harvard PressCambridge, New York, London. Publishes nonfiction in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
  • Yale PressFounded in 1908, Yale University Press is one of the oldest and largest American University Presses.
  • Princeton ReviewBetter Scores. Better Schools.
  • UCLA NewsroomGet the latest UCLA news delivered to you right on Twitter
  • Education WeekEducation Week, American education’s newspaper of record.
  • BusinessSchoolsA financial education and Business School Twitter Stream from MoneyScience
  • DEN (Discovery Educator Network)Connecting teachers to their most valuable resource… Each other!
  • Students 2.0We are the new horizon. We are the future of education. We are Students 2.0.
  • StudentsCreative resource for Media and Multimedia students.

Education Technology Startups

  • find edu start ups in crunch base
  • Edmodo – microblogging for students and professors only (registration required)
  • CollegeNet – Social networking with financial incentives such as financial aid and scholarships
  • SchoolNet IncEducation thought leaders and practitioners investigating, discussing and debating hot topics in education.
  • Academic EarthAn organization building a platform for video and other educational resources from top universities, think tanks, and conferences.
  • Cramster – An online study community of students, educators and subject enthusiasts.
  • Communiversity – A place for students to share their college experience so that others can learn what post-high school is really like.
  • CollegeBrain – A free Web 2.0 Course Management Service (CMS).
  • Campus Explorer – A college search engine and provides online search services for post secondary education.
  • TeacherTube – An online community for sharing instructional videos.
  • Grokit – Grockit believes that people learn better through peer-to-peer situations instead of teacher-to-student, and they are building their companies’ products around this idea.
  • Big Think – A global forum connecting people and ideas.
  • EduFire – Live video classes.
  • italki – An online language learning community.
  • LearnHub – Combines user generated content with social networking, all focused on academic education.
  • LectureShare – An e-learning environment which allows instructors to manage their course content so students can easily access course information.
  • Arabicollege – The leading provider of online Arabic courses using the most advanced technology.
  • ePals – A collaborative learning and literacy community, focused specifically on fostering reading, writing and critical thinking skills across the curriculum.
  • Supercool School – A web based system that allows users to coordinate and hold live and interactive online classes.
  • Knetwit – A proprietary platform that uses the Internet to enhance the existing educational process for students and professors.
  • TutorJam – An e-learning environment where K-12 students can connect with a tutor, anytime, 24/7, to get one-on-one homework help in math, science, English, and social studies.
  • Livemocha – An ad-supported language learning website that allows users to subscribe and complete language courses at various levels of expertise for German, English, Spanish, French, Hindi, and Mandarin Chinese.
  • Guaranteach – Provides students with quick and easy access to a variety of explanations on any given math topic.
  • learnpipe – Whatever you need, if it is learning related, learnpipe will help you to connect with the companies / people who offer the products and services that you require.

Opensource Education

  • open course ware, free online classes, etc

Education on YouTube

  • UC Berkeley – The University of California, Berkeley is the preeminent public research and teaching institution in the nation.
  • Discovery Networks – Amazing stories and experiences from the world of science, natural history, anthropology, geography, and engineering.
  • TED Talks – TEDTalks shares the best ideas from the TED Conference with the world
  • AtGoogleTalks – Featuring everyone from newsmakers to bestselling authors.
  • CareerTV – CareerTV is a website aimed at helping college grads and undergrads get their career off on the right foot.
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