The CELE blog is an example of an informal learning platform.
Blogs like CELE operating outside a specific class or assignment offer opportunities for informal and incidental learning.
We interviewed a sample of CELE bloggers to map out civic engagement practices that have the potential to transfer to other shared writing environments and social media tools.
We conducted a qualitative analysis of 100 CELE blog posts from the time period of December 2014 to March 2017 connected to 22 different blog authors.
The interview group was comprised of a purposefully selected subgroup of the CELE blogger community.
Changes in work status while doing the CELE blog posed opportunities for insights.
We recorded and transcribed the conversations, evaluating the material through a comparative summary and organized statements along the topics of digital citizenship, CELE community, civic discourse pedagogy.
A content analysis of the CELE blog posts allowed us to systematically chart this blogging community.