Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Classroom 2.0 Growing Fast

There's been a surprising increase in traffic to Classroom 2.0 in the last few weeks.  It hit 4,000 visitors in one day a couple of weeks ago, and then before I could acknowledge that milestone it has gotten over 5,000 visitors a day a few times in the last week or so.  This is up from about 2,500 visitors a day at the end of last year.   

The network is also getting almost 500 new members a week now, compared with roughly 200 per week pretty consistently for the last few months.  We hit 17,000 members yesterday.

I sense that there may be increased visibility both of "Web 2.0" and "social networking" as more mainstream ideas, and of Classroom 2.0 as an easy entry point for both.  I also wonder if it's being used at workshops or conferences as an example of how social networking can be productive for professional development.  I'd welcome any other thoughts on what might be going on.

6 comments:

  1. I use Classroom 2.0 in both workshops for teachers and instructional technology classes for preservice teachers to introduce social networking and to help build a personal learning network.

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  2. I used Classroom 2.0 in a workshop I did for staff on social networking in November. They were pretty in the dark about web 2.0, but I'm working to change that. Thanks for your help!

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  3. During a recent workshop I held on Web 2.0 Online Collaboration, Classroom 2.0 was my primary example of social networks. Thanks for all you do!

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  4. In our district we are beginning to use collaborative technologies to increase the amount of time for collaboration. We are beginning to use Classroom 2.0 as a way for teachers and administrators to work together. Also nice to give a small glimpse to the student's world.

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  5. Steve, I've also been using Classroom 2.0 for workshops - and I now see your point about it being an easy (and relatively guilt free) access point for educators new to social media.

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  6. I have just began to enter the realm of information that is out there with regards to Classroom 2.0. There is so much information and looks so easy to share. I just hope that I will be able to process it all.

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