Looking for a way to connect with others in the educational technology community? Take a look through the websites in our Community Resources section. Professional organizations, like the ones listed below, offer unique opportunities to network with your peers and gain valuable insights into how you can leverage educational technology to provide a better learning environment for students.
American Council on Education
The American Council on Education invites the leadership staff of higher education facilities to join its mission to help colleges and universities address the educational challenges posed by constantly evolving technology. Members enjoy the benefits of having the opportunity to connect with colleagues from every sector of higher education.
Campus Technology’s website is a news hub for IT professionals in the higher education industry. It offers helpful webinars, news articles and editorials on topics such as securing and maintaining campus networks.
EDUCAUSE is a non-profit organization for higher education professionals interested in using information technology to improve administration. Institutions that join EDUCAUSE gain access to its professional development activities, print and electronic publications, strategic policy initiatives, research, and award-winning exemplary practices.
National Association of College and University Business Officers
The National Association of College and University Business Officers offers professional development programs, benchmarking tools and access to its member directory to facilitate networking and communication between the chief business and financial officers of higher education facilities.
Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education is an organization that offers membership to Student Affairs administrators and staff seeking professional development opportunities. Members gain access to its network of print and online publications, as well as discounted rates on regional and national workshops and initiatives.
California Educational Technology Professionals Association
CETPA is a non-profit organization of education technology professionals in California that promotes the integration of instructional and administrative technology in K-12 schools. Joining CETPA provides networking and career development opportunities for Chief Technology Officers, IT Officers and other educational technology professionals.
California Technology Assistance Project
CTAP is a state-sponsored program that provides assistance to California school districts by promoting the effective use of technology in teaching, learning and school administration. CTAP’s website provides news articles, workshops and tutorials, as well as information about grants and funding.
Consortium for School Networking
CoSN is an organization composed of a blend of education and technology professionals with the goal of advocating the strategic use of technology to improve teaching and learning in K-12 schools. The website also provides dozens of downloadable reports on subjects related to education and technology.
International Society for Technology in Education
ISTE is an organization that offers education professionals at K-12 schools meaningful opportunities to connect with peers through webinars and special events.
School CIO offers articles on topics such as systems integration, data management and security issues for senior-level technology leaders in K-12 school districts. The website also provides information on educational technology webinars and conventions.
APPA is an organization for educational facilities management professionals who are looking to develop their careers. Joining APPA connects members to an international network of over 5,000 educational facilities professionals who can share their experience and support.
eSchool News is an education technology news site with articles covering topics such as online education, network security and government education policies. The website also provides information on applying for grants and awards, as well as upcoming educational technology webinars and events.
Tech & Learning
Tech & Learning is a vast repository for all things related to technology and education, complete with best practices, product reviews, webinars, podcasts, newsletters and more.
TechSETS is a state-sponsored program offering training and support tools to technology professionals in California schools. TechSETS’ goal is to keep California technical professionals up to speed with developments in educational technology.
Professional Media Group
Professional Media Group is the parent company of University Business and District Administration magazines. District Administration is an education news publication with resources for education professionals searching for job listings, product reviews and industry event information.