The 1% Rule

From the blog eLearning Technology comes an interesting post about general participation in online collaborative environments.  The concept is this: for every 100 people that sign up for a discussion board, wiki, blog, etc:

  • 90 will “lurk” (meaning just read)
  • 9 will post occasionally
  • 1 will post regularly

This is called the 1% Rule of Internet Culture. 

I don’t think this translates directly to the online classroom, but I am sure there is a pattern in our classrooms also.


Have a great week, and I’ll see you on the web!



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