Only 1 entry submitted this month (and it was not relevant to this Blog Carnival – not even tenuously). As such, I have decided to discontinue the Blog Carnival feature.
As this will be the last time I post the Blog Carnival feature, here are the previous issues:
- June 15, 2010 (1 general item)
- May 17, 2010 (1 general item)
- April 15, 2010 (3 general items)
- March 15, 2010 (4 general items)
- February 15, 2010 (1 general item)
- January 15, 2010 (4 general items)
- December 15, 2009 (1 thematic item & 1 general item)
- November 15, 2009 (2 general items)
- October 15, 2009 (7 general items)
- September 15, 2009 (2 general items)
- August 15, 2009 (1 thematic item & 3 general items)
- July 15, 2009 (1 thematic item & 1 general item)
- June 15, 2009 (2 general items)
- May 15, 2009 (no items)
- April 2009 Edition (1 thematic item)
- March 2009 Edition (4 thematic items & 3 general items)
- 15 February 2009 (3 general items)
- First Blog Carnival (1 general item & 10 irrelevant items)
In looking at the statistics, I see only 8 thematic items and 39 items generally related to online learning OR K-12 education – and the first month when I also posted 10 items that had nothing to do with K-12 or online learning. This is not to mention that there was generally ten to twenty times the blog entries submitted as the number of general items posted, for example:
- March 15, 2010 had 4 general items posted, but more than 25 entries submitted
- February 15, 2010 had 1 general item posted, but more than 30 entries submitted
- June 15, 2010 had 1 general item posted, but 54 entries submitted
I wish I had actually kept that statistic and posted in the entries (i.e., the number of irrelevant blog entries submitted to each Blog Carnival).
As some of you may recall, I began this feature as a part of the task for Day 18 of the 30 Days to Being a Better Blogger series that Steve Dembo did (see Day Eighteen – Thirty Days To A Better Blog). I have to be honest and say that minus the March 2009 Edition, the nineteen month journey resulted in 86 entries (counting calls and actual editions) – but it wasn’t that rewarding. The only really good entries that came out of it were Scott McLeod’s The Iowa series – Wrap-up posted at Dangerously Irrelevant, which I would have known about anyway because I follow his blog. Although that month I was alerted to the Virtual Learning Academy Teachers blog. However, there isn’t a single other entry that I posted that I would have clicked on if I hadn’t been trying to determine if it was relevant for the Blog Carnival or not.
Maybe it is because there are so few people blogging about K-12 online learning. Granted, if that were true my Blogging About Virtual Schooling entries would be pretty empty too. However, those entries are always full of entries – and that’s just from the ~300 blogs I follow in my RSS reader. Anyway, I guess that is it for this feature.
A final reminder that the call for the July Blog Carnival edition reads:
virtual schooling – http://blogcarnival.com/bc/eprof_26744.html
Description – This is a carnival that is focused upon the use of online learning and distance at the K-12 level. Please submit items that are related to the field of K-12 education – elementary or high school – and online or blended/hybrid learning.
Keywords – K-12 online learning, virtual schooling, cyberschooling, distance education
Filed under – education
Submission deadline – Middle of the month (providing appropriate content)
Maintained by – Michael Barbour
Current status – This carnival is ongoing.
If you have something relevant to this topic, feel free to submit it to this Blog Carnival.