Will Richardson, whose blog (weblogg-ed) and book (Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms) are must-reads, has posted results from an interesting internet survey he conducted. (And in which I participated...)
This survey asked some interesting questions about the use of what he has termed "the Read/Write web." (Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, etc.) You can see the questions and results by clicking here.
Here's a summary of the results from a couple of the questions:
- 56% of the respondents said less than 10% of teachers were using these tools, and an additional 19% of the respondents said that less than 25% of teachers were using these tools.
- Biggest barriers to the use of Read/Write web tools? Lack of time (17%), lack of professional development (20%), lack of leadership on a local, state, and national level (18%). Surprisingly, security/privacy concerns rated only 6%.
How different do you think the results would be in Illinois? Sounds like it might be fun to replicate the survey locally... Are your districts/agencies using blogs, podcasts, and wikis?