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eClassics Demographics Commemorating the Occasion of Being Joined by our 1000th Member

eClassics Demographic Study
Prepared by Andrew Reinhard
January 29, 2009

SUMMARY

eClassics was joined by its 1,000th member on January 28, 2009. As founder and site administrator, I wanted to break down the numbers regarding the site’s membership according to age, geography, teaching experience, and the like, to take a snapshot of Classics pedagogy in the Digital Age.

COUNTRIES: 38

Argentina, 3
Australia, 11
Austria, 1
Barbados, 1
Belgium, 1
Brazil, 7
Bulgaria, 2
Canada, 3
Colombia, 1
Egypt, 1
Estonia, 1
France, 3
Germany, 1
Greece, 5
Hong Kong, 1
India, 1
Iran, 1
Ireland, 2
Italy, 6
Japan, 3
Malaysia, 1
Mexico, 1
Nigeria, 1
Norway, 2
Philippines, 2
Poland, 1
Portugal, 1
Puerto Rico, 1
Romania, 2
Russian Federation, 2
Serbia and Montenegro, 2
South Africa, 2
Spain, 7
Switzerland, 1
United Kingdom, 17
United States, 266
Uruguay, 1
Venezuela, 1
Undeclared, 634

STATES: 36

Alabama, 3
Alaska, 1
Arizona, 5
California, 18
Colorado, 1
Connecticut, 7
Florida, 5
Georgia, 6
Illinois, 8
Indiana, 1
Kansas, 1
Kentucky, 4
Louisiana, 1
Maine, 3
Maryland, 2
Massachusetts, 8
Michigan, 5
Minnesota, 2
Missouri, 6
Montana, 2
Nebraska, 1
New Hampshire, 3
New Jersey, 15
New Mexico, 2
New York, 14
North Carolina, 1
North Dakota, 1
Ohio, 9
Oregon, 3
Pennsylvania, 8
South Carolina, 1
Tennessee, 7
Texas, 9
Virginia, 8
Washington, 3
Wisconsin, 3

GENDER

Women: 163
Men: 224
Undeclared: 613

AGE

15-18: 16
19-25: 53
26-30: 47
31-35: 49
36-40: 42
41-45: 30
46-50: 31
51-55: 27
56-60: 21
61-65: 14
65-70: 13
70+: 7

15, 4
16, 2
17, 4
18, 6
19, 7
20, 4
21, 7
22, 5
23, 11
24, 8
25, 11
26, 9
27, 9
28, 10
29, 14
30, 5
31, 7
32, 5
33, 12
34, 18
35, 7
36, 10
37, 8
38, 8
39, 10
40, 6
41, 5
42, 6
43, 5
44, 6
45, 8
46, 8
47, 5
48, 7
49, 5
50, 6
51, 6
52, 3
53, 6
54, 7
55, 5
56, 3
57, 4
58, 6
59, 2
60, 6
61, 2
62, 3
63, 2
64, 2
65, 5
66, 1
67, 4
68, 2
69, 1
71, 1
72, 2
73, 1
74, 1
76, 1
100, 1 (I question the validity of this one, but you never know...)
Undeclared, 651

STUDENTS/TEACHERS

Students: 295
Teachers: 440
All of the Above: 172 (people who identified themselves as both students and teachers)
Undeclared: 73

SCHOOL AFFILIATION

Elementary School: 1
Middle School: 3
High School: 265
College/University: 163
Other Affiliations (private tutors and companies): 15
Homeschoolers: Unknown -- I will add that option for new members when they sign up.

MEMBERS WHO HAVE AT LEAST ONE WEBSITE: 176

MEMBERS' FAVORITE CLASSICS WEBSITES:

Rogue Classicism is THE most popular place for Classics info (thanks David Meadows)
The Latin Library (online Latin texts)
Latinum Podcast (free Latin audio)
Whitaker's Words (free Latin/English and English/Latin online dictionary)

STATISTICS FROM MAY 1, 2007 – JANUARY 29, 2009

The following data spans the entire life of eClassics.

NUMBER OF ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE VISITORS TO ECLASSICS: 34,926
VISITORS USING INTERNET EXPLORER: 49%
VISITORS USING FIREFOX: 38%
VISITORS USING SOMETHING ELSE: 11%
VISITORS USING DIAL-UP: 2.66%

MOST UNIQUE VISITORS IN ONE DAY: 747 on April 9, 2008, when eClassics posted the petition in support of AP Latin Literature

ECLASSICS DISCUSSIONS POSTED: 80
MEMBERS WHO STARTED NEW DISCUSSIONS: 26
MOST “POPULAR” DISCUSSION: AP Latin Literature Petition

ECLASSICS BLOG POSTS: 431
MEMBERS WHO POSTED NEW BLOG ENTRIES: 37 (thanks especially to Laura Gibbs and Evan Millner)
MOST POPULAR BLOG POST: "Why I Read Latin Out Loud"

ECLASSICS VIDEOS: 220
MOST-VIEWED VIDEO: Punk-Rock "Catullus 5" by Latin teacher Charles Umiker (575 views). The second-most viewed (574 views) is the student project of "Bella Dormiens".

ECLASSICS PHOTOS: 179, many of which show Latin in a contemporary context

Thanks to all official members and everyone else who visits this site regularly to make it a vibrant and diverse community of people interested in Classics and what technology can do for the teaching of Classics. I also invite all of you to post to the blog about your experiences in teaching with technology -- we don't hear enough about that subject and the topic is the main reason I created the site. Please contribute!

Valete,

Andrew Reinhard
Director of eLearning
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
areinhard@bolchazy.com

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Comment by Laura Abrahamsen on January 30, 2009 at 12:29pm
Thanks for this. I find it very interesting.
Comment by Latinum Institute on February 1, 2009 at 6:30am
I wanted to say, Andrew, thanks for EClassics.
The site has been wonderful, as a means of creating a network for those of us who are active in creating e-resources for the Classics. I have learned much from the site, and from other members here. Congratulations on your 1000th member. I'm sure the site will continue to grow. For example, the role Eclassics is playing in helping David set up his Greek Course, demonstrates the usefulness of this site in facilitating. The help I have received here for setting up Latinum, has also been very important. The last couple of years has seen a real burst of activity, for both Latin, and Greek. I believe one of the great strengths of elearning, is that it can take things out of the classroom, away from institutions, and out into living rooms and into ipods across the globe. technology can free us, to some extent, from the classroom, and it can enable us to reach potential learners in far flung places, who want to study the Classics, but who have no resources.


Evan.

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