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Reader survey: 2015 edition

Back in 2012, I created my first ‘annual reader survey’. You can see the results of that here. Despite my good intentions, I haven’t followed that up with a subsequent survey – until now!

Complete 2015 reader survey (4 mins)

As you’d expect, all questions are optional and all responses are anonymous. I’ll leave the survey open while I’m away during August and share back my findings on my return.

I’d really appreciate your participation – it will only take a few minutes of your precious time! I can only write for an audience I can define. 🙂

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2012 blog reader survey: full breakdown

I’m pleased to announce that I was able to prioritise going through the inaugural blog reader survey that closed yesterday. Many thanks to those who took part; I’ve already announced the three winners of paperback copies of Best of Belshaw 2011.

The result of the analysis I carried out yesterday is a 34-page PDF document including graphs and anonymised feedback from the 137 readers who took part. You should be able to see it below (I recommend viewing fullscreen – click the arrows!)

Reader survey report 2012 [slideshare id=11046655&sc=no]

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If the above isn’t working for whatever reason, you can also get it at the Internet Archive.

2012 reader survey: interim results and book winners!

Last week I announced my inaugural annual reader survey. In it, I asked ten questions to better understand the audience of this blog. This post is to inform you of three things:

1. The survey is now closed. Thank you very much to those who took time to give me some valuable feedback!

2. We have three winners of physical copies of Best of Belshaw 2011 randomly drawn from those leaving their name and email address. Congratulations Melanie Knight, Katie Hassman and Lesley Gourlay. Witness the process of randomly choosing here.

3. Interestingly, despite their having ceased over a year ago, re-introducing my Things I Learned This Week posts featured heavily in the question about how I could improve this blog. I’m still mulling over what to do about this.

Thanks again to those who took part. It’s given me much to smile about and lots to reflect upon. I’ll have an anonymised breakdown of results in a post next week. First I need to crunch the numbers and produce some pretty charts…

Take my inagural reader survey. It’ll take 5 minutes, tops. Promise.

The survey is now closed. Thanks for your interest!

(9 questions + bonus for chance to win hard copy of Best of Belshaw 2011)

2012 Reader Survey

Over the years I’ve added things and taken away things from this blog. I’ve experimented with tone, titles, blog post length and use of images. But really I need to know more about YOU, my audience. So please do take five minutes to fill in this survey so I can write stuff that’s more likely to resonate.

I’ll select three people at random who leave their name and email address in the last (optional) question to receive a paperback copy of Best of Belshaw 2011.

I look forward to sharing the results!

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Feedback: why you read this blog.

A week ago I asked for some feedback, some reasons why you read this blog. The results were very interesting and the comments kind. 🙂

Feedback from blog survey

Some highlights from the Other category were ‘because I’m scared not to’, ‘satisfy idle curiosity’, ‘steal ideas’, and even ‘to snigger at your self-indulgent posts and share them with others’! :-p

Many people left wonderful feedback – thanks very much for that. I’m not going to share it all here, but this in particular made me smile:

“Are some edu bloggers more interested in exposure than impact?”
Its interesting that you comment on this because it is the exact reason why I like your blog so much, the fact that you want to help comes across very clearly in most of what you write and infact inspired me to start a blog, again more for myself but definitely not for recognition. I absolutely loved the piece on ‘cc’ and your attitude towards sharing good practice. Put quite simply is a place to read about good practice and it has definitely helped me.

This person (it was all anonymous so I don’t know who wrote this) has hit the nail on the head. I blog not only for myself as a creative outlet, but to:

  • Help and inspire others
  • Get people thinking
  • Share good practice

Thanks for all your comments in 2009 and I look forward to continuing the conversation in 2010! 😀

Findings from the Teaching, Learning, and Computing Survey: Is Larry Cuban Right?

An interesting article (2000, using data from 1998) that argues teachers with a more constructivist outlook are better at integrating technology in their classes (via A Teacher’s Life). It uses results from the Teaching, Learning, and Computing Survey.