Every month, I will be looking at the statistics behind the community activity, making observations and suggestions for how to focus the community facilitation. Please let me know what you think...
From October to November we have an additional 95 Members following an announcement made via the college’s mail-out list. This brings the total members on November 30th to 975!
About 5% of the members (50 in total) have contributed by either producing a blog post, resource, discussion, event or just 'post' in the stream - or liking or commenting instead.
These were mostly in the form of 'posts', and 'likes' and 'comments' on posts: like status updates, posts are quick updates that go by in the flow of the stream. They are good starting points for us to find our voices and get used to exchanging in the community. There were 104 'likes' and 52 'comments' to posts.
Writing longer-term content
The more long-term content, which gives the community more fibre to digest, are the 'Topics' (blogs, resources, discussions). There have been 10 new topics which have been added to the community. that have been added which have been liked and commented on.
4 new groups were created by members in November. This is great news and we wish the group managers all the best. We note that the groups have been created, but have modest discussion in them - this is common in all broad communities.
This tells us that the community facilitation focus also needs to support the group managers with internal support (we have started a group for group managers), and to signpost others to the groups to encourage participation (we update a page called Groups list which we will share in the community updates).
We will always do our best to champion all the groups, by making it as easy as possible to find them!
You can see the Groups list page here:
We will capture the KPIs every month and share them. You can always see the KPIs in this spreadsheet: