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.