Keeping up with all the latest and greatest higher education trends and innovations can be overwhelming. If you’re turning to social media, higher education Twitter thought leaders can help you stay in the know.

But how do you know who’s worth following among the masses? We can help get you started.

6 Twitter accounts higher ed enthusiasts should be following

We compiled this list of our favorite influential Twitter users in the higher ed space. As you aim to keep a pulse on the latest trends, news and thought-provoking matters, be sure to give these accounts a follow.

1. Goldie Blumenstyk – @GoldieStandard

Goldie Blumenstyk is a seasoned, highly-respected higher education journalist. She has served as a reporter and editor for the Chronicle of Higher Education since the late ‘80s. Her Twitter feed is filled with a range of crucial higher ed topics including online education, alternative credentials, enrollment challenges, diversity and general industry news.

2. Jeff Selingo – @jselingo

As a higher education leader reading news and opinion articles, chances are you have read something by Jeff Selingo. For the past two decades, Selingo has been writing about higher education, including books and articles in The Atlantic and the Chronicle of Higher Education, among other publications.

Selingo is very active on Twitter, participating in Twitter Chats, sharing his take on the latest news as well as engaging with users to source topics for his podcast. Give him a follow and you might just inspire his next piece.

3. Jeff Young – @jryoung

As a Senior Editor at EdSurge, Jeff Young brings an edtech perspective to this list. As a journalist, he focuses on the intersection of technology and education. His Twitter feed will introduce you to podcasts to listen to and articles to read.

4. Michael Crow – @michaelcrow

As the president of Arizona State University, Michael Crow is leading the institution into the future with an eye toward digital innovation, accessibility and local integration. While Crow shares quite a bit about the successes and initiatives at ASU, he is highly active in higher education policy and innovation.

5. Jesse Stommel – @Jessifer

Researcher, documentary filmmaker and teacher Jesse Stommel joins the list sharing thought-provoking tweets on digital learning and pedagogy. He’s a friend to the academic and a voice for the evolving needs of educators. Stommel not only shares his own views on Twitter, but he regularly engages with his followers.

6. Brandon Busteed – @brandonbusteed

Brandon Busteed rounds out our list of Twitter influencers. The president of Kaplan University Partners shares insights and articles that focus on the workforce and education outcomes – how college degrees and education correlate to the job market. With a background in research and deep higher ed roots, Busteed brings a practical perspective to the evolving higher ed landscape.

Stay on top of higher ed trends

Social media is a great way to stay plugged in to the latest news and trends in the higher ed space. This list of Twitter accounts is a great place to start, but there’s plenty more great resources out there.

Check back in on the Collegis Education Blog to keep tabs on higher ed trends ranging from marketing and admissions to programs and technology.