Technology has advanced to such an extent that you no longer need tuitions for extra help. The internet allows you access to teachers and books which will eagerly solve all your problems and answer all your doubts. Not only this, you can also gather important information or just discuss topics with various people.
Information Technology Blogs
These blogs help satisfy the ever increasing demand for engineers for services in the world of IT.
- Davos Newbies: A former advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Strategy Unit, Lance Knobel boasts many impressive credits. Davos Newbies is named after the World Economic Forum, and presents thoughts on IBM, Cisco, Sun Microsystems, and others.
- Billso: William A. Sodeman is an associate professor of information systems in the College of Professional Studies at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu. This blog of his is about management, mobile computing, and information systems. You can read his numerous posts, get the latest news, or even take an online course from him.
- Karim R. Lakhani’s Infrequent Musings: This blog is based on the principle of Spoudaiospaizen, or “serious play.” Karim specializes in the management of technological innovation and product development in firms and communities and is an assistant professor in the Technology and Operations Management Unit at the Harvard Business School. His blogs are about technological innovation, musings, and more.
- Andrew McAfee’s Blog: Andrew is an Associate Professor in the Technology and Operations Management area at Harvard Business School and a visiting Associate Professor at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management. His blogs focus on how information technology is affecting the present and future. In addition, he also writes on how computerization is changing the competition for survival in an industry.
- Steve Haragon: Steve is a consultant for Elluminate’s Social Learning, as well as the director of the K12 Open Technologies Initiative at the Consortium for School Networking. His blog focuses on K-12 technological education, software, and the future of education. Visit here to learn more about Web 2.0, Ning Dashboards, and many other topics.
- Technology & Marketing Law Blog: This blog is run by Eric Goldman, an Associate Professor of Law at Santa Clara University and the Director of the High Tech Law Institute. Although there are many topics, he focuses mostly on how technology and law combine like using the web to convict child pornographers, trademarks, and liability for postings.
- Harga-Blog: Andrew Hargadon is an Associate Professor of Technology Management at the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis. His blog is devoted to technology, design, and creativity. Visitors can choose from posts on design, entrepreneurship, innovation, sustainability, and more.
- Open IT Strategies: Joel West wears many hats, including Associate Professor at San José State University, Department of Organization and Management. His blog contains observations by an academic on the use of openness as a competitive strategy. There is also interest in coping with information, goods, and technologies.
- Technology and Organizations: Terri Griffith is a Professor of Management at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. Her goal is to share perceptions and use of technology in organizations. While her foremost audience is the students, she hopes colleagues and clients will find it interesting as well.
- Ping!: Yuping is a professor at Old Dominion University, where she teaches a variety of courses at the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. levels. A marketing professor and technology enthusiast, her blog focuses on the digital age. She discusses how marketing, technology, and consumer psychology work together.
These help us to know about the ever increasing field of engineering.
- The Mind of Dr. Pion: This anonymous blogger is a theoretical physicist and professor. His goal is to simplify the complex and complexify the rest. Topics include physics, politics, education, motoring, and the Harvard comma.
- Engineering Science: Geoff Davis has taught at Dartmouth College, Rice University, Sigma Xi, and Harvard Law School. He is currently a Senior Quantitative Analyst in the User Experience Research Group at Google where he co-runs this blog. Devoted entirely to engineering you can read posts, see graduate school rankings, look for jobs, and much more.
- Engineering Ethics Blog: Karl D. Stephan is an Associate Professor for the Department of Engineering and Technology at Texas State University. His blog is full of comments on current events with an engineering ethics angle. Read about nuclear power, stem cell research, and other hot topics by visiting this site.
- Raffy’s World: Rafael Saldana is a faculty member of the School of Science and Engineering at Ateneo de Manila University in the Phillipines. Blogging on everything from the scientific to the personal, this is a collection of his thoughts, activities, environment, and the people around him. Also of note are the dozens of pictures that thoughtfully catalogue his everyday life.
- Go Engineering!: This blog is run by the American Society for Engineering Education and intended to help K-12 teachers stimulate students’ interest in engineering. In addition to a twice-monthly newsletter, you can learn about their workshop, read news, and view special features. A useful resource for teachers, this blog will show you different engineering-focused lessons, including how to get kids to build a solar powered car.
- Professor Boardman’s Blog: Educators are welcome to use any images or text they wish for their own teachings on this site. Focusing on bio-sciences, Professor Boardman also writes on genetic engineering. He uses this blog to post assignments, give commentary, and welcomes all suggestions.
- Scientists and Engineers For America: The scientists, engineers, and concerned citizens who comprise SEA are united by shared values and beliefs. Their goal is to raise the level of science debate, encourage careers in science, participate in policy, and provide timely information. By visiting this site you can read the latest news, find out where your political candidate stands on science, and or leave a comment.
- Engineering Education: This blog started as an attempt to connect people across the globe who are focused on engineering education. It is now a place to find out about conferences of interest to the engineering community, places to publish, items in the news of relevance, and other musings.
- Candid Engineer in Academia: This blogger is an engineer and scientist trying to find their way as a postdoctoral researcher at Brilliant University. Read for insight into science and academia from the perspective of a postdoctoral engineer. You will find thoughts on funding, pompous colleagues, and other random academic topics.
- Networkers-Online: This site was founded by a group of network engineers with different backgrounds. Every day they face problems on troubleshooting, building new nodes, designing customer solutions and studying how to improve the networks. Through Networkers-online they can share their hands on experience, daily work, and studies.
- Aurelie Thiele: Aurelie holds a chaired Assistant Professorship in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. An academic expert on quantitative risk and uncertainty management, she blogs on business, engineering, and higher education.
- Tomorrow’s Professor Blog: This blog is a partnership between MIT and Stanford University. The goal is to create a forum for issues concerning education. Although there are topics on engineering, students will also find this blog a useful source for learning about the present as a student and the future as a professional.
- Comrade PhysioProf: This blogger writes about things he finds interesting, inside and outside the constraints of the scientific and academic writing. Some of those topics include politics, media, academia, and other blogs. Known to tell students to, “step in, sit down, chill the fuck out,” this blog is not for the easily offended.
- Sustainable Business Design: N.E. Landrum is from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. This blog is devoted to the intersection of economic, social, and environmental interests. Believing that sustainable business is good business, she encourages others to “make a profit, make an impact, make a difference.”
- Engineering Library Blog: This blog is maintained by the Princeton University Library. Started in 2006, it gives students and visitors relevant information on engineering. The numerous categories include awards, tips, documents, news, projects, and more.
- Engineering News & Magazine: With four different contributors, this blog is a must visit for engineering students. Part of Missouri University’s College of Engineering, you can browse by news, research, student teams, and more. Topics include biodiesel, information on undergraduate research, and Engineers without Borders.
- Dr. Jekyll & Mrs. Hyde: She has a postdoctoral degree in biological sciences. He is a professional scientist. Together they blog on everything from purchasing lab equipment to quasi-scientific pleasures.
- EngLibrary: With a number of contributors, this blog is maintained by the people at Drexel University. Learn about new engineering books, DVD’s, software updates, and more. You can also contact them if you have any questions.
These blogs bring into limelight, specific aspects of engineering.
- All about Flexible Macroelectronics: Teng Li teaches at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland. Fascinated by the emerging field of flexible macroelectronics, he set up this blog to share his findings. He now uses the blog to track the latest technological progress and research on flexible macroelectronics.
- James B. Orlin: Jim is the Edward Pennell Brooks Professor of Operations Research at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His expertise is in network and combinatorial optimization; operations research; logistics. Recent posts include lecturing, terrorism, and continuing education.
- Shtetl-Optimized: This blog is run by Scott Aaronson, who is the Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Not for those looking for the basics, the blog’s tagline is, “quantum computer are not known to be able to solve NP-complete problems in polynomial time.” Posts range from Ayn Rand to the ten most annoying questions in quantum computing.
- Blinkdagger: This engineering and MATLAB blog is contributed to by three engineering specialists. They explain the basics as well as more advanced MATLAB issues. This blog also offers tutorials, tips, and the option to send in a question.
- Michael Trick’s Operations Research Blog: Michael is currently a Professor of Operations Research at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon and a former president of INFORMS. His blog is intended to make operations research relevant and interesting. Established in 2005, this blog has many posts and a ton of information on operations research.
- Ocean Engineering Blog: James Miller and Christopher Baxter are with the URI Department of Ocean/Civil Engineering. This blog is devoted to the profession and teaching of Ocean Engineering. With posts ranging from rising ice levels to floating cities, this blog is worth a visit.
- MAE Chair’s Blog: Dr. Barbero is a professor of mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University. It contains his thoughts and discussions about MAE. In addition, his blog is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, MAE staff, MAE faculty, and comments are welcome.
- Computational Complexity: Lance Fortnow teaches at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago. He runs this blog along with William Gasarch from the University of Maryland, Department of Computer Science and Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. Their blog focuses on computational complexity and other fun stuff in math and computer science.
- Spokutta: Sebastian Pokutta was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT and is currently working for a risk management and finance consulting company. His blog focuses on mathematics, optimization, and operations research. His most popular posts include tutorials, mathematical models, and other complex topics.
The above mentioned blogs help bring the entire world of engineering to your fingertips. They can tell you anything ranging from macroelectronics to quantum computing to simple aspects of life as an engineer. They are all worth a visit.