Our Op-Ed section follows the model the New York Times set when they first launched their page in 1970. At the time, their editors wrote:
The purpose of the Op. Ed. page is neither to reinforce nor to counterbalance The Times’s own editorial position. The objective is rather to afford greater opportunity for exploration of issues and presentation of new insights and new ideas by writers and thinkers who have no institutional connection with The Times and whose views will very frequently be completely divergent from our own.
Who can submit?
We accept Op-Ed submissions from anyone who has a stake in education technology and eLearning initiatives. Maybe you’re the CEO of an established edtech development company. Maybe you’re a 9th grade student with a unique take on your history teacher’s use of your school’s LMS. Maybe you’re a parent, teacher, edtech researcher, administrator, IT expert, community organizer, or non-profit leader. If you have interacted with education technology in some way, we want to hear from you.
What does an ideal Op-Ed look like?
We’re looking for opinion pieces that:
- Provide thought leadership
- Take a strong stance on a relevant topic relating to edtech or eLearning
- Back up this strong stance with some form of reliable evidence
- Are between 500 and 1,000 words in length
- Prioritize opinion over self-promotion*
*We’ll be happy to include links to sites and initiatives (and we would love it if you linked to our post as well) but these articles should first and foremost engage with ideas, topics, trends, and the edtech community.
Please send your Op-Ed submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Op-Ed Submission.
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