Ed Cabellon

I have over 15 years of progressive experience in Higher Education administration and am a leader in Social Media and Technology integration, education, and assessment. I have worked in various Student Affairs departments such as Residence Life and Student Activities, and currently serve as the Director of the Campus Center at Bridgewater State University. My research interests include digital identity, technology literacy, student engagement through social media, and underrepresented student access to technology.

I connect on social media to create, grow, and sustain learning communities through twitter and this blog, which was named one of the “Top 50 Must Read Higher Education Technology Blogs” by Ed Tech: Focus on Higher Education in 2012.  I fostered an online electronic mentoring program called “Student Affairs Grow” (#saGROW) in 2010; created the first ever Student Affairs and Technology UnConference at Boston University in 2011 (#satechBOS); and  used Twitter to successfully fundraise money for the UNICEF Education Fund and “Student Affairs Grow” graduate students.  I currently host “Student Affairs Live“, the weekly web show dedicated to topics in Student Affairs in Higher Education on the Higher Ed Live network.

I believe that understanding one’s digital identity and gaining literacy in technology should be part of the core curriculum in a 21st century Liberal Arts education; that every enrolled college student should have access to high speed internet at home while matriculated; and that the most powerful learning happens when it is peer to peer.