Blog is short for web log and is a communication tool used for writing about experiences, observations and thoughts on particular topics. Blogs may be done individually or in groups. There is even a course option with the blogging tool. Blogs may include images and links to websites. Blogs may be graded.
Blogs promote critical thinking and writing skills. They allow for the continuation of discussions outside the walls of the classroom. They are an easy-to-use collaboration tool. Students can blog on virtually any topic from the latest class readings to their experience in a clinical setting, student teaching, or studying abroad. Blogs work well as a means of student participation especially in totally online courses.
Will Richardson’s Educational Blog
Educause – 7 Things You Should Know About Blogs
Campus Technology – Strategies for Blog-Powered Instruction