This is simply a list of suggested people that you may want to consider following if you are interested in the field of instructional design, educational technology, or digital pedagogy.

#DigPINS Faciliators

Autumm Caines, @autumm (two m’s), blogging at and maintaining a professional site at

Sundi Richard, @sundilu at Davidson, who designed and delivered the initial #DigPINS at SNC, and co-designed and often co-delivers #DigCiz (digital citizenship) conversations with Autumm.

Joe Murphy at @joefromkenyon on Twitter and blogging at

Suggested Follows

The following list are people that have associations with SNC, #DigPINS, or are just close members of the facilitator’s PLNs. They tweet and blog regularly on topics of interest to those using technology to teach in higher education environments around the globe but mostly in the US and Canada. They are listed in no particular order but I did put those we will be reading or interacting with this round of #DigPINS closer to the top.

Donna Lanclos – @DonnaLanclos – Our guest this week leading our live twitter chat using #DigPINS Friday, Jan 18th at 3pm Central (4pm Eastern). Co-developed and researched the Visitor’s and Resident’s mapping process. Donna also blogs and maintains a portfolio of her work at 

Mia Zamora – @MiaZamoraPhD – Will be our guest for a synchronous video call during the pedagogy week.  Mia teaches courses using Connected Learning Pedagogy and also researches and publishes on this topic. She maintains a portfolio site at 

Amy Collier – @amcollier – Digital sanctuary, author of a piece we will read in the pedagogy week. Blogs at Amy will also be presenting at Davidson during the final week of #DigPINS which will be live streamed.

Robin DeRosa – @actualham– keynote for 2017 and 2018 at SNC’s T3 and past #DigPINS guest. Blogs at

Bonnie Stewart – @bonstewart – Past #DigPINS guest, past SNC T3 keynote, researcher on scholarly uses of Twitter. Blogs at

Maha Bali – @bali_maha – Co-founder and Co-director of  Virtually Connecting, a project mentioned a few times in our conversations that all the facilitators have connections with. Maha is a past #DigPINS guest and author of one of our readings this week. She blogs at and lives and teaches in Cairo, Egypt.

Laura Pasquini – @laurapasquini – A past #DigPINS guest in previous iterations and author of an article we read in week 1, researching institutional perspectives on scholarly social media and blogs at

Chuck Pearson – @ShorterPearson  Presented at SNC’s T3 conference this past May on Open Online Science Lab. Blogs at

Bryan Alexander – @bryanalexander – Has spoken a couple of times at Kenyon. Very valuable thinker and writer on issues in the future of higher education, including technology issues. Blogs at (Check out the way he interacts with comments!)

Chris G – @hypervisible – Expert in digital security and privacy, digital redlining and blogs at

Daniel Lynds – @daniellynds –Coined the #DigPINS acronym. Social network analysis, instructional design.  Public website at – Tweets and blogs about critical digital pedagogy

Others who are valued members of our PLNs but don’t have a direct connection to SNC or #DigPINS (yet): @hj_dewaard, @harmonygritz, @cogdog, @kreshleman, @ken_bauer, @willylee, @edifiedlistener

Suggested Hashtags

People use hashtags – a pound sign followed by a term or abbreviation – to show that a Twitter conversation is about a particular topic. We’re using the hastag #DigPINS to collect our relevant tweets. By looking at a hashtag, you can find people talking about the same topic or event whom you might not follow yet. Just pop the hashtag into the search box in Twitter to see the conversation. You also might try hashtags like #DigCiz or #AcDigID for conversations adjacent to ours. (Notes: Twitter presents the ‘Top’ search results first; you need to click ‘Latest’ to see chronological order. Also, cases do not matter for hashtags, but mixed case can make them easier to read.)