If you are interested in sharing your ideas or experiences with learner engagement and think you have a good idea for a blog post, then we would love to hear from you. We welcome and encourage pitches from all areas of academia and the corporate world.

We are very interested in pitches pertaining to new technology tools, learning strategies, research-based practices, inclusive engagement, and engaging assessment strategies. We consider all blog proposals, and if selected, we will work with you to shape your blog post into a format that works best for you, the LED website, and our readership.

How to Propose a Blog Post to Us:

Send an email to Gibbonsp@mail.uc.edu with “LED Guest Blog: [Proposed Post Title]” in the subject line. Include the following information in the body of the email:

  • 3-4 sentences that describe your proposed blog post withand a detailed outline. (If selected, your final blog post should be between 500-800 words)
    Include any relevant hyperlinks to any media you plan to include in your blog post
  • 3-4 sentences explaining how your post ties to learner engagement
  • Your intended target audience (ex. K-12 educators, researchers, instructional designers, corporate trainers, etc)
  • A bio (fewer than 100 words) that details your role in education or business
  • A few links to other pieces (if any) you have written, especially any pieces that pertain to learner engagement
  • A note indicating that your proposed blog post is not already published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. (This includes informal publications like unsponsored blogs or personal websites)

Keep in mind that blog posts should be academic, but at the same time, conversational in nature. It is good to include narrative sections within your post to which readers can relate. Don’t forget that not everyone who reads your blog is an expert in your field, so simplify complex ideas and jargon that may be confusing to anyone outside of your particular area of expertise. The best way to know how to structure and write your blog post is to read existing blog posts on the LED webpage.

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