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I have had prior experience with blogs or similar social networking sites (Facebook, Myspace, etc)
Strongly Agree 5 41.67% <->
Agree 5 41.67% <->
Disagree 1 8.33% <->
Strongly Disagree 1 8.33% <->
No Opinion 0 0.00% <->

I am generally comfortable using blogs or similar social networking sites
Strongly Agree 2 16.67% <->
Agree 9 75.00% <->
Disagree 0 0.00% <->
Strongly Disagree 1 8.33% <->
No Opinion 0 0.00% <->

I consider myself a computer literate person and am generally "good" with computers
Strongly Agree 6 50.00% <->
Agree 6 50.00% <->
Disagree 0 0.00% <->
Strongly Disagree 0 0.00% <->
No Opinion 0 0.00% <->

I found the Moveable Type blog interface easy to use.
Strongly Agree 1 8.33% <->
Agree 6 50.00% <->
Disagree 4 33.33% <->
Strongly Disagree 1 8.33% <->
No Opinion 0 0.00% <->

I had no significant difficulties posting or managing my blog.
Strongly Agree 1 8.33% <->
Agree 8 66.67% <->
Disagree 2 16.67% <->
Strongly Disagree 1 8.33% <->
No Opinion 0 0.00% <->

I found it easy to locate my blog and to read the blogs of others
Strongly Agree 1 8.33% <->
Agree 6 50.00% <->
Disagree 4 33.33% <->
Strongly Disagree 1 8.33% <->
No Opinion 0 0.00% <->

I was satisfied with how the tool allowed me compose my posts (format text, add links, add images)
Strongly Agree 2 16.67% <->
Agree 5 41.67% <->
Disagree 2 16.67% <->
Strongly Disagree 1 8.33% <->
No Opinion 2 16.67% <->

I can see myself choosing to blog in the future (i.e. outside of class requirements)
Strongly Agree 0 0.00% <->
Agree 1 8.33% <->
Disagree 2 16.67% <->
Strongly Disagree 6 50.00% <->
No Opinion 3 25.00% <->

I would recommend blogging to other students
Strongly Agree 0 0.00% <->
Agree 3 25.00% <->
Disagree 4 33.33% <->
Strongly Disagree 3 25.00% <->
No Opinion 2 16.67% <->

I would recommend that other teachers incorporate blogging into their classes
Strongly Agree 2 16.67% <->
Agree 3 25.00% <->
Disagree 1 8.33% <->
Strongly Disagree 3 25.00% <->
No Opinion 3 25.00% <->

I would recommend the Moveable Type blogging tool to others who were interesting in creating a blog
Strongly Agree 2 16.67% <->
Agree 3 25.00% <->
Disagree 3 25.00% <->
Strongly Disagree 2 16.67% <->
No Opinion 2 16.67% <->

I prefer blogging to other computer learning tools like WebCT
Strongly Agree 0 0.00% <->
Agree 0 0.00% <->
Disagree 8 66.67% <->
Strongly Disagree 2 16.67% <->
No Opinion 2 16.67% <->

I am satisfied with technical support I received (if needed) from IUP's student help desk (answer no opinion- if none was sought)
Strongly Agree 0 0.00% <->
Agree 1 8.33% <->
Disagree 0 0.00% <->
Strongly Disagree 1 8.33% <->
No Opinion 10 83.33% <->

I am satisfied with technical support and instruction I received from my Professor (answer no opinion if none was sought)
Strongly Agree 2 16.67% <->
Agree 3 25.00% <->
Disagree 1 8.33% <->
Strongly Disagree 0 0.00% <->
No Opinion 6 50.00% <->

I came to think of the blog as MY personal writing space.
Strongly Agree 1 8.33% <->
Agree 2 16.67% <->
Disagree 5 41.67% <->
Strongly Disagree 4 33.33% <->
No Opinion 0 0.00% <->

Composing regular blog posts helped me to become a stronger writer
Strongly Agree 1 8.33% <->
Agree 1 8.33% <->
Disagree 6 50.00% <->
Strongly Disagree 2 16.67% <->
No Opinion 2 16.67% <->

Composing blog posts to be a positive part of my work for the course.
Strongly Agree 2 16.67% <->
Agree 3 25.00% <->
Disagree 2 16.67% <->
Strongly Disagree 3 25.00% <->
No Opinion 2 16.67% <->

Posting my writing to the web changed my attitude towards my writing
Strongly Agree 1 8.33% <->
Agree 1 8.33% <->
Disagree 7 58.33% <->
Strongly Disagree 2 16.67% <->
No Opinion 1 8.33% <->

I liked it when classmates commented on my blog posts
Strongly Agree 1 9.09% <->
Agree 3 27.27% <->
Disagree 0 0.00% <->
Strongly Disagree 0 0.00% <->
No Opinion 7 63.64% <->

I frequently read the posts of one or more classmate
Strongly Agree 0 0.00% <->
Agree 7 58.33% <->
Disagree 2 16.67% <->
Strongly Disagree 3 25.00% <->
No Opinion 0 0.00% <->

I liked being able to read the blogs of my classmates
Strongly Agree 0 0.00% <->
Agree 7 63.64% <->
Disagree 0 0.00% <->
Strongly Disagree 1 9.09% <->
No Opinion 3 27.27% <->

I liked being able to review all my writing over the semester
Strongly Agree 2 16.67% <->
Agree 2 16.67% <->
Disagree 1 8.33% <->
Strongly Disagree 1 8.33% <->
No Opinion 6 50.00% <->

The required blog writing helped me learn the course content
Strongly Agree 1 8.33% <->
Agree 6 50.00% <->
Disagree 1 8.33% <->
Strongly Disagree 1 8.33% <->
No Opinion 3 25.00% <->

Reviewing my blog posts, I can see the progress I made as a writer over the semester
Strongly Agree 1 8.33% <->
Agree 1 8.33% <->
Disagree 2 16.67% <->
Strongly Disagree 2 16.67% <->
No Opinion 6 50.00% <->

Reviewing my blog posts helped me to be more aware of my own learning process (discovering, developing, organizing and presenting ideas).
Strongly Agree 1 8.33% <->
Agree 1 8.33% <->
Disagree 6 50.00% <->
Strongly Disagree 1 8.33% <->
No Opinion 3 25.00% <->

Being required to post my writing to a blog led me to write MORE than if I had been asked to keep my notes in a paper notebook.
Strongly Agree 0 0.00% <->
Agree 3 23.08% <->
Disagree 7 53.85% <->
Strongly Disagree 2 15.38% <->
No Opinion 1 7.69% <->

What other comments about the blogging experience would you like to share?
This is a great space in which to write. Wow I could even add images and things!
0 0.00% <->
  1. This is great
  2. text another idea

Wow, too much

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0 0.00% <->
I liked the idea of writing blogs for this class. However, I really did not the Movable Type blogging tool. After using it for an entire semester, I have yet to really learn how to use it properly. I tend to be pretty good with computers, but this program gave me so much trouble throughout the entire semester. It also tended to be very slow. It would always take at least five minutes to load the login page, and another five to load the main page. Overall, I had no problem with the blogging itself, just the Movable Type program.
1 14.29% <->
I found the blogs to be an interresting teaching tool, I don't however find that I am now motivated to go out and blog the world over.
1 14.29% <->
I liked it. But I just didn't like the system.
1 14.29% <->
It was fun. I enjoyed the writting freedom. We were allowed to stray from the topic.
1 14.29% <->
This was a lot of fun--because I didn't always get to participate in class (I sat on the very end of the room and wasn't always seen), I could express my thoughts and ideas and still be heard. Plus I could form my thoughts easier when I had more time to process them, as opposed to right on-the-spot in class.
1 14.29% <->
to this question : I prefer blogging to other computer learning tools like WebCT
I wrote strongly disagree because I do not like using internet resources in a class. webct or blogging
1 14.29% <->
I didn't like the whole blogging experience. I tend to do better when everything is turned in by paper. Many of my friends didn't like blogging either, or at least that is what they told me.
1 14.29% <->

What if any changes to the blogging technology or to the ways blogs were used in this class would you encourage the Professor to consider in the future?
8 61.54% <->
Different, simpler program.
1 7.69% <->
I think if the blogs are used in the future, they should be tied in more closely with class. There was no incentive, and therefore no motivation to write the blogs more than the two times in the semeter they were going to be graded. I feel there should be more prompts, more in-class use of the blogs, and random grading dates.
1 7.69% <->
There should have been more regular due dates. Everyone (including me) seemed to be doing them on the last day. I liked the overall blogging experience, but I didn't think the Movable Type system was very user-friendly.
1 7.69% <->
Make it easier to personalize.
1 7.69% <->
We might have better class discussions if the blogs were due at set points throughout the semester, instead of half just at the midway point of the semester. It was easy to tell when people didn't read or blog because no one participated, so having the blogs due would require everyone to consider the topics discussed in class.
1 7.69% <->

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