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8 Great LinkedIn Groups for Educators

by Kelly Walsh on February 1, 2012

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In the last few months, we’ve posted articles sharing 10 Beneficial Facebook Pages For Educators To Check Out and 7 Twitter Users to Follow If You Are Interested in Education Technology, both of which were received enthusiastically. Today we bring follow this with another set of social networking resources focused on education – Linkedin Groups for educators. We examined dozens of these groups and selected a cross section of popular groups to share with readers.

Linkedin logoLinkedin groups are a great way to connect with like-minded professionals and participate in online discussions about topics of interest. Click through and consider joining one or more of these groups (and if you’re not on Linkedin already, your failing to leverage the premier social networking site for professionals).

Thanks to Roxanne Peterson and Laura Backes for their contributions to the creation of this article.

Note: A couple of these links seem to require you to be signed in to LinkedIn but most do not.

International Association of Academic Professionals
“The International Association of Academic Professionals is a non-profit professional organization whose mission is to passionately provide the promotion, development and support needed for academic professionals to become dynamic, mobile, flexible, and entrepreneurial anywhere in the world.”

Teacher’s Lounge
“Are you a K-12 teacher who needs to network with other teachers from all around the world? Are you an expert in general education or special education? Do you have a math, reading, science, or Admin. idea that really works at your school/campus and would like to share it with others? Share it today!”

Higher Education Management
“Networking and information sharing for (20,000+) management professionals working in the higher education industry. Members are professionals in colleges, textbook publishing, educational technology, enrollment management, administration software, marketing/ recruiting firms, and fundraising.”

Online Faculty – Adjunct, Full-Time, University Administrators, and Instructional Designers
“This group is for people who are adjunct online faculty or those who wish to become adjunct online faculty. College administrators, instructional designers, and education recruiters are welcome to join also. There is also a Job Board for posting positions for online positions in Higher Education.”

Technology Integration in Education
“A professional network of teachers, educators, and business people interested in integrating technology into the education of students. Members help develop new innovative ways to develop an educational atmosphere where technology is seamlessly incorporated into the everyday learning of students.”

Higher Education Teaching and Learning
“The International Higher Education Teaching and Learning (HETL) Association is a non-profit organization and a global community of higher education professionals who are committed to advancing the scholarship and practice of teaching and learning in higher education.”

GAIN – Global Academic Innovation Network
“The Global Academic Innovation Network (GAIN) is an international technology transfer group. The goal is to make connections for universities and businesses from around the world for collaboration, commercialization and economic development. Let’s solve a world problem through GAIN, improve existing technology, and increase world trade. Let’s make a difference. “

E-Learning 2.0
“This group is dedicated to serving the online education community with the latest news, instructional design techniques and technologies of eLearning. If you are a trainer, instructional designer and/or educator, please join us and share your thoughts and experiences.”

About the Contributors:
Roxanne Peterson a social media expert as well as an expert in internet communications and technologies. She has an all round expertise in internet services including unlimited broadband. With an intense knowledge of the latest developments in the field she likes to share them with her readers through her blogs and articles regularly.

Laura Backes enjoys writing about all kinds of subjects and also topics related to internet service providers in my area.

Related Posts (if the above topic is of interest, you might want to check these out):
10 Beneficial Facebook Pages For Educators To Check Out

7 Twitter Users to Follow If You Are Interested in Education Technology

11 Reasons Why Every College Student Needs a LinkedIn Page


About 

Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer, and an adjunct faculty member, at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY and is the founder and author of EmergingEdTech.com. As an education technology advocate, he frequently delivers presentations on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. Walsh is also an author, and online educator, periodically running Flipped Class Workshops online. His latest eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book was published in September, 2013 and is available here. In his spare time Walsh also writes, records, and performs original (and cover) songs (look for "K. Walsh" on iTunes or Amazon.com or check out his original song videos on here on YouTube ).

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Ashley V. May 31, 2013 at 12:47 pm

If you’re advising college bound students, you may consider joining this group! http://linkd.in/Wei0Dt

David Mundy February 8, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Let’s not forget “Inside Higher Ed-The New Conversation.” http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1203287&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr.

A group designed as a gathering and meeting place for readers and fans of Inside Higher Ed, the free daily online publication about higher education. Please spread the word to anyone you know who isn’t familiar with our site and might benefit from knowing about it

Brian Magurn February 7, 2012 at 8:21 am

Your link for the E-Learning 2.0 link is incorrect. It’s a repeat of the teacher’s lounge group.

The correct link is
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=138953

Cheryl Harrison February 1, 2012 at 11:49 am

Great list – the Higher Education Project and Portfolio Management LinkedIn group is another great resource with 500+ members – http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=719447&trk=hb_side_g

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