Edublogging: a qualitative study of training and development bloggers
What does it mean to be a blogger in the field of training and development?
This innovative research project, Kristina Schneider takes an in-depth look at five edubloggers from an insider’s perspective. Using a qualitative design methodology, she paints a unique portrait, pitting bloggers against their readers, and uncovers the essence of presence, credibility and professional development in the blogosphere.
The result, based on cross-case analysis that took place over a four month period, identifies the key phenomena of motivation, writing style, community building and other general practices that define the professional who also happens to be a blogger. Finally a substantial set of questions emerge about the nature of blog content and readership.
Edublogging: a qualitative study of training and development bloggers official Website is located at edublogging.com.
Kristina Schneider is organizational learning and performance technologist, merging instructional and systems technology with knowledge, project and operations management. Her book Edublogging: a qualitative study of training and development bloggers investigates the value of edublogging as a form of self-directed learning and its potential contribution to communities of practice.