Top e-Literate Blog Posts From 2016

It’s the new year, and I need to clean out my inbox and do actual work this week. What a perfect time to procrastinate and share some year-in-review info for e-Literate. We changed our email service for e-Literate in early April, and for the first time we’re realizing how much of our readership comes from the listserv and from people forwarding the emails (we provide full-text sharing of posts through an RSS feed to MailChimp). We’ll share two lists – the most-viewed e-Literate posts based on website visits, and the most viewed posts based on email opens, also by the more cheaper hosting, like the one I get at http://couponcodehoster.org/cheap-web-hosting/.  Note that the the latter started in April. Note – I have added the year published for the first list and an asterisk for those posts since April 2016 to help with comparisons to Email Listserv rankings.

Top 15 Most-Read Blog Posts – Website

For this list I’m using Google Analytics summary of total page views.

  1. How Much Do College Students Actually Pay For Textbooks? (2015)
  2. Blackboard Replaces CEO Jay Bhatt: What happened (2016)
  3. Scriba Disaster: Sakai-based LMS for UC Davis is down with no plans for recovery (2016) *
  4. What is a Learning Platform? (2012)
  5. PEARSONalized Learning (2016) *
  6. LearningStudio and OpenClass End-Of-Life: Pearson is getting out of LMS market (2016)
  7. Online Program Management: A view of the market landscape (2016) *
  8. The Great Unbundling of Textbook Publishers (2016) *
  9. State of the US Higher Education LMS Market: 2015 Edition (2015)
  10. Schoology: The strongest LMS you’ve never seen (2016) *
  11. State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Spring 2016 Edition (2016) *
  12. What Faculty Should Know About Adaptive Learning (2013)
  13. Update: LMS Usage In Large Online Programs (Top 50 in US) (2016) *
  14. Instructurecon 2016: Why This Company is Still Formidable (and Misunderstood) (2016) *
  15. What Blackboard’s New CEO Needs to Do Now (and how you can tell if he’s doing it) (2016)

Top 15 Most-Read Blog Posts – Email Listserv

For this list I’m using MailChimp summary of total opens, which includes when people forward their email to others. This does not measure the people who read the email and then click to the website for the same article. Note: All of these are from April through December 2016.

  1. Teaching Using Adaptive Learning
  2. Pearson Releases a Significant Learning Design Aid
  3. The Great Unbundling of Textbook Publishers
  4. Popular Discussion Platform Piazza Getting Pushback For Selling Student Data
  5. PEARSONalized Learning
  6. Analytics Literacy is a Major Limiter of Ed Tech Growth
  7. About That Cengage OER Survey
  8. New Release of European LMS Market Report
  9. Vendor Roles in Fostering Educational Literacies
  10. The Remarkable Transformation at UF Online
  11. Instructurecon 2016: Why This Company is Still Formidable (and Misunderstood)
  12. Price Of Faculty Not Using LMS? $39 million for CCSF
  13. Marketing Claims From Adaptive Learning Vendors As Barrier To Adoption
  14. State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Spring 2016 Edition
  15. Schoology: The strongest LMS you’ve never seen

Notes

  • It is always interesting to me to see the posts with long tail readership; 4 of the most-read posts on the website in 2016 were from previous years, including the most-read post.
  • The website seems to draw more interest on LMS topics than does the email listserv. 10 of the top 15 website posts are on the LMS compared to 5 of the top 15 email listserv posts.
  • The email listserv seems to draw more interest on publishers and teaching issues.
  • Why 15? Sounds like a contrarian refusal to use Top 10.
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Phil is a consultant and industry analyst covering the educational technology market primarily for higher education. He has written for e-Literate since Aug 2011. For a more complete biography, view his profile page.
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