Lorraine StefaniConsultant to the Deanship of Development and Skills Enhancement at Princess Nora University
Patrick has done an extraordinary job of setting up The HETL Portal and Review. His approach is one of professionalism, integrity and inclusion. The global membership list for HETL is one of the most impressive I have seen and I feel proud to be involved with HETL and to have published my work on the HETL portal. If ever there was a moment in time when new and innovative leadership was required in the Higher Education sector, this is it, and Patrick deserves unequivocal commendation for the work he carries out.
Michele EstesAssistant Professor at James Madison University, USA
A true innovator, Patrick has infused higher education with new professional organizations, conferences and journals. His efforts have fostered global engagement and professional synergy in academia at a time when higher education is perceived by many to be in distress. Patrick's contributions have opened doors for future leaders to emerge, in a way that encourages positive, global collaboration among colleagues interested in areas including, but not limited, to higher education teaching and learning, and applied research.
Holger Lindberg JoergensenLecturer at Guizhou Normal University, China
It has been said that education is about turning mirrors into windows. As a very talented educator and a truly visionary educational leader, Patrick Blessinger does much more than that. He turns windows into platforms and platforms into communities where the world of education comes together to share ideas, thoughts and visions on how we shape the ways we educate today to fit what education needs to be tomorrow.
Louis QuastAssociate Chair at University of Minnesota, USA
I have worked with ideas stemming from the work of Patrick Blessinger for some time. Patrick is a prolific researcher, teacher, and innovator in the world of Higher Education Teaching and Learning. Patrick has, for some time, been involved in some of the most innovative research in the field. He is relentless in pursuit of ideas that make a difference in improving student engagement and learning outcomes.
Gunhild JensenForeign Language Teacher
Patrick is a well-respected thought leader in academia and he has written several textbooks on instructional technologies. His textbooks are great assets to educators. I consider Patrick to be one of the top experts in the application of technology to improve teaching and learning. Patrick founded the Faculty Academy to help educators in that process. I have worked closely with Patrick on several educational technology projects and I would recommend the Faculty Academy to any educator who wants to use technology to enhance their profession.
John IgbinoLecturer at Coulsdon College, UK
Patrick Blessinger epitomizes the academic; the intellectual lucidity, and the entrepreneurial acuity of the modern era. Patrick is a visionary. And as the creator of HETL he has forged a global flow of ideas and knowledge. In the process he places before us the testimonies of our forebears that knowledge is unconfined by time and space, that knowledge has no nationality, that knowledge is a human right and, more importantly, that knowledge is power only if it is freely given and freely received.
Linda B. NilsonDirector of Office of Teaching Effectiveness & Innovation at Clemson University, USA
Dee FinkNational & International Consultant in Higher Education
Keir ThorpeQuality Assurance Officer at St. Mary's University College, UK
Patrick is a real source of ideas and a powerhouse in driving forward innovation and best practice in terms of learning and teaching in Higher Education. He does a wonderful job in bringing together people from across the world who have common concerns and interests and provides a successful context for challenging, discussing and sharing.
Deborah ArnoldDeputy Director, La Passerelle at Université de Bourgogne, France
Patrick's leadership in building the HETL association is quite simply astounding. His vision and drive - backed up by a solid strategic and methodological approach and fine-tuned communication skills - have been instrumental in bringing together an extremely diverse group of education professionals from every corner of the globe to form a true online community around a common ethos.
James FeltonDirector of Intercultural Affairs at Western Carolina University, USA
Valerie MannaSenior Lecturer at Lincoln University, New Zealand
Kavita PanditAssociate Provost for International Education at The University of Georgia
I have been most impressed by Patrick's work on the Higher Education for Teaching and Learning Portal. HETL is at the cutting edge of developments in the use of technology in higher education. Most attractive to me is that the content is inherently global in scope, reflecting Patrick's own experiences and interests.Complementing Patrick's credentials as an educator is his administrative savvy. Over a short period of time he has put together various management and advisory boards for HETL. He has done this in virtual space in a most inclusive manner. The individuals associated with HETL are leading educators from all over the world. Their commitment to this project is reflective of Patrick's ability to mobilize and motivate teams
Dr. John M. CarforaAssociate Provost for Research Advancement and Compliance
I had a terrific opportunity to work closely with Patrick Blessinger and his team when he invited to write the inaugural article launching the "Higher Education Teaching and Learning Portal." It was an outstanding experience collaborating with Patrick and HETL's team of professionals. Patrick's thoughtful courtesy, attention to detail, and collegial energy were inspiring and much appreciated. I look forward to future opportunities to work with him again, for Patrick's efforts are truly meaningful and innovative.
Sabeeh-ul-Hassan KhanCEO at Dot Solutions & Technologies, COO & CTO at Faculty Academy & Co-CEO at Bizzy Shark
Patrick Blessinger is one great and perhaps one of the most dedicated professionals I have ever worked with in my life. He has a passion of changing the world through the message of Peace and Education and I should acknowledge the fact that he is just great at it. His dedication to bring about a change in how people are spreading the light through education via the cutting-edge technologies is something I have just admired about him. Working with him was one of the best experiences I had in my professional career and still there is a long way to go. His visionary insight about trends in Higher Education have inspired me a great deal. A very few people around the world are actually investing their time into contributing their part in bringing a global change for the good, Patrick Blessinger is perhaps one of those people
Michael Sutton■ Knowledge Activist ■ Keynote Speaker ■ Mentor/Coach ■ Gamification Apprentice ■ Thaumaturgist ■ Edupreneur
Patrick is one of the most connected, articulate, and intelligent colleagues I have ever encountered. He is a tireless worker, and if you ask of him any request, you will always receive an answer. I have never met someone who can multi-task as well as he does. His leadership of HETL is second to none in my experience with significant leaders.