Staff Writers

Courtney Buell

Courtney Buell is a Maryland based college advisor and copywriter, specializing in education, technology, and lifestyle topics. She can be reached by email or at

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Stacy Elofir

Stacy Elofir is the Director of the University Store at Towson University. Towson University is located eight miles north of Baltimore with nearly 22,000 students and is among the largest public universities in Maryland.

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Jennifer Funk

Jennifer Funk is a teacher turned writer who specializes in education-related blogging, storytelling + copywriting. She tweets about trends, news and ideas in the education community (and beyond) at @jennfunk.

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Kristen Hicks

Kristen Hicks is an Austin-based copywriter and lifelong student with an insatiable interest in learning and experiencing new things. She turns that interest to researching and exploring innovations and untraditional approaches to education for edCetera.

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David LaMartina

David LaMartina is a Kansas City-based writer who specializes in health and education. He can be reached at or via email.

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Sherrie Negrea

Sherrie Negrea is a freelance writer specializing in higher ed, and has written for websites and magazines at universities and educational organizations, including Cornell University, Rutgers University, and

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Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Michelle Pacansky-Brock is a college educator and faculty development specialist who is passionate about fostering community-oriented online learning experiences for students. She is also the author of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies.

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Victor Rivero

Victor Rivero is the editor-in-chief of EdTech Digest, a popular edtech publication focusing on cool tools, leadership and trends in education technology that annually recognizes products, people and organizations.

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Jennifer Roland

Jennifer Roland is a freelance writer for hire. She focuses on edtech, lifestyle topics, marketing and public relations, and content creation. Her first book, The Best of Learning & Leading with Technology, was published by ISTE in July 2009.

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Kirsten Winkler

Kirsten Winkler started her career as an online language tutor and became one of the first successful “edupreneurs.” Through her blogs and columns on other outlets, Kirsten has established herself as one of the pre-eminent bloggers in online education.

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Guest Contributors

Academic Impressions

Academic Impressions (AI) serves higher education professionals by providing educational products and services that help institutions tackle key, strategic challenges.

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Getting Smart

Getting Smart™ is a community passionate about innovations in learning. Their blog covers formal and informal topics in higher ed, such as research, technology, entrepreneurs, methods and more.

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GETideas is an open, online global community for 21st-century education leaders that fosters Global Education Transformation--the "GET" in GETideas--via virtual collaboration and international dialogue, including the sharing of best practices and resources.

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New Media Consortium

The NMC (New Media Consortium) is an international community of experts in educational technology.

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