Every now and again I look at the Google Analytics profile of this blog. I’m usually pretty surprised by what I find.
I write predominantly about education, technology and productivity. With a little bit of other random stuff thrown in. So guess which blog posts have been consistently in my top twenty most accessed?
- Daniel Goleman on Leadership and Emotional Intelligence (2009)
- 5 ways to make ‘textbook lessons’ more interesting (2008)
- Learning objectives: the basics (2009)
- Everything that’s wrong with educational management, summed up in 3 Dilbert cartoons. (2009)
- Interesting Ways to Use Netbooks in the Classroom (2008)
- What is a VLE? (2008)
- Flow and the Autotelic Classroom (2009)
- How E-Learning can contribute to raising achievement (2009)
Notice that these were all written in 2008 or 2009, a time when I was first E-Learning Staff Tutor at at school in Doncaster, and then Director of E-Learning at an Academy in the North East.
So it turns out that people like practical, research-based stuff they can apply immediately. My inaugural reader survey told a similar story. Perhaps I need to re-focus my efforts. Which is difficult when I’m an office-based researcher…