Op-Ed Submission Guidelines

By eLearning Inside
April 16, 2020

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 personal experience and/or reliable evidence
  • Are a minimum of 500 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.

To Submit:

Please send your Op-Ed submissions to [email protected] with the subject line: Op-Ed Submission.

eLearning Inside editors reserve the right to edit accepted submissions for grammar, syntax, and readability.

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  1. I have been involved with online for the last 25 years . It was missused by for profits for 15 years . Everybody said online is bad . Finally whenStanford started in 2011 August online free enrollments were 160.000 . Reason
    1.- It was from a first class university
    2.- It was free .
    Thanks billion to them .
    Then MIT followed .
    Then Harvard was smart , offerred partnership to MIT
    Then go on and on .
    In cohort online programs students do not feel lonely at all .
    Self paced courses yes there is a small loneeliness .
    But selfpaced with forums, discussion boards and communication by email among students make it very social . Even more than f2f classes .
    Today solution is
    1.- Online but a very good online technology
    2.- From first class universities
    3.- At cost + 10 % profit . That is only less than $ 100
    I see very good examples at MIT .
    Normal oncampus students are taking onlkine classes instead of getting up early for a class f2f .
    Unfortunately they pay still the high f2f fees .
    Solution is low cost, online degree programs by top schools .
    Please comment on all free providing master degrees .

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