Icelw ed lab_blogging

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Icelw ed lab_blogging

  1. 1. An Analysis of the Use of Blogging to Solicit Feedback in an Education Research Unit Ting Yuan, Gary Natriello, Stephen Asunka, Jeannie Crowley, & Hui Soo Chae The EdLab of Teachers College, Columbia University
  2. 2. Workplace Collaboration
  3. 3. How to Increase Teamwork?
  4. 4. Community of Practice
  5. 5. Community of Practice in a Learning Organization •Face-to-face- + e-communication A participatory culture A blog site with various web 2.0 multimedia tools
  6. 6. The Study • 50 staff • Site statistics • Survey
  7. 7. Blogging Activities (11/2008 – 11/2009) 7, 101 page visits per day 4.76 posts published per day 5.65 comments made per day
  8. 8. Overall Blogging Acitivities (11/2008 – 11/2009) Activity Number Total Blog Entries 1,271 Total Comments 1,510 Total Page Views 2,595,005 "Ask-for-Feedback" 107 Entries
  9. 9. Organizational Blog Site 107 Ask-for-feedback-related entries • Feedback-related comments • Link • Image • Attachment • Video • Poll
  10. 10. Findings 19 Staff Members’ Perceptions (example) Strongly agree 1. The workplace blogging can promote 87.5% information sharing. 2. The blogging can enhance workplace 62.5% collaboration. 3. I tend to use blogging to share work 80% updates with my co-workers.
  11. 11. “Ask-for-feedback” Entries vs. Total Responses (11/2008 – 11/2009) 140 118 120 107 100 92 80 62 60 40 28 19 20 7 11 10 9 0 Poll Image Video Link Attachment
  12. 12. Implications *Blog can be a medium potentially promoting learning in the workplace *A democratic conversation platform *Different multimedia tools embedded on blog might have various effects in encouraging workplace voices

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