Laura A. Pasquini is a doctoral candidate with the Department of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas. She is also an Academic Counselor and Instructor with the Office for Exploring Majors at the UNT who works support academic/career exploration with undecided learners. Laura holds an M.S. Ed in Elementary Teacher Education from Niagara University, NY, and an honors B.A. in History. Her professional experience in higher education include academic advising, tutoring services, supplemental instruction, career advising, campus activities, first year experience curriculum, orientation programs and residence life. Her research lies in the areas of open education, collaborative learning environments, and social engagement, and her dissertation topic is examining social media guidance and policy in higher (http://socialmediaguidance.wordpress.com/). Laura is a self-declared geek and a self-taught techie who has an enthusiasm for engaging peers in online collaborative learning. It is easy to follow along with Laura’s technology research and exploration as she is often found tweeting (https://twitter.com/laurapasquini) and blogging (http://techknowtools.wordpress.com/).