Open Thinkering


Tag: survey

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!

Image CC BY-NC-SA Zoppola

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.