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ERIC Number: ED557193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISBN: 978-972-8939-99-1
How Teachers Use and Manage Their Blogs? A Cluster Analysis of Teachers' Blogs in Taiwan
Liu, Eric Zhi-Feng; Hou, Huei-Tse
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conference on Educational Technologies (ICEduTech) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nov 29-Dec 1, 2013)
The development of Web 2.0 has ushered in a new set of web-based tools, including blogs. This study focused on how teachers use and manage their blogs. A sample of 165 teachers' blogs in Taiwan was analyzed by factor analysis, cluster analysis and qualitative content analysis. First, the teachers' blogs were analyzed according to six criteria (total posts, article category, links, page score, index score, and influence score). Then, important factors that influence teachers' use of blogs were summarized using factor analysis. Finally, cluster analysis was used to divide the sample into groups of similar blogs. Four groups were identified: the general group, the outstanding group, the high-impact group and the high-knowledge management/sharing group. Further content analysis of these four teacher groups will provide suggestions for teachers and teacher educators on more beneficial uses of blogs. [For full proceedings, see ED557168.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Council (Taiwan)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan