Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Interesting Survey Results

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?

1 comment:

Beth said...

Dave, I think you should post more about Will Richardson. I recently attended his workshop which is essentially his book as an Administrative Academy in Lake County. I have heard the terminology but really did not understand what each of these ...and many more internet (free) services are and what the impact are on our learning curve. As a professional in the AT world, we need to get other professionals accustom to using this kind of technology so that our learning and generation of new ideas can expand. It would be interesting to have this as a topic at an AT seminar or conference. My blog is slpforspecialed@blogspot.com
Beth Lepper