About the author: Melissa Greenwood | SmartBlogs

Melissa Greenwood Melissa Greenwood is SmartBrief’s senior education editor, with responsibility for the content in a variety of SmartBrief’s education e-news briefs. She also manages content for SmartBlog on Education and related social media channels. Prior to joining SmartBrief, Melissa held a variety of positions in the education field, including classroom teacher and education editor and writer..

SmartBlog on Education in collaboration with eCampus News brings you point/counterpoint-style blog posts about top issues in higher education. We’re kicking off a new semester with coverage of technology funding models in higher education.

SmartBrief Education launched Path to Workforce earlier this year, bringing you original content and events on the topic. 

Path to Workforce is SmartBrief Education’s vision of college and career readiness, encompassing K-12, adult learners, career changers, non-traditional students and those who forgo a traditional four-year college experience.

With a new school year quickly approaching, and in session for some, we’re highlighting our top-clicked and shared #Path2W blog posts.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartBlog on Education’s monthly content award recognizes content written by educators, for educators that inspires readers to engage, innovate and discuss.

SmartBrief Education editors and writers sift through thousands of sources each day, reading a variety of content, including blogs and commentaries written by you and your peers.

In an effort to recognize some of the innovative voices in the field, we’ve asked our team to nominate their favorite content each month from which we’ll choose two winners for the Editor’s Choice Content Award.[…] Continue Reading »

Learning management systems do not look like they did five or 10 years ago. The evolving nature of LMS has created a range of options for K-12 schools, colleges and universities and even corporations seeking to use technology in teaching and learning.

So what is the next generation LMS?

Higher education nonprofit EDUCAUSE in a recent white paper dubbed the next iteration of LMS in higher education the “next generation digital learning environment” — or NGDLE.[…] Continue Reading »


Go back to school with SmartBrief Education’s new Remind class. Sign up to receive weekly updates with links to tips, tools and other resources for the back-to-school season.

This month’s updates will explore Disruptive Innovation. We’ll share articles about professional-development trends, connected teaching and learning and ed-tech tips.

Educators, administrators, students, parents and others will benefit from enrolling in the class.[…] Continue Reading »