A blog is traditionally a website where someone posts information and others comment. In some cases the writing is a stream of consciousness, while others follow a more formal style.
In teaching & learning, blogs are used for reflection, journaling, creativity, and collaboration. This article provides some ideas: Eight strategies for using blogs in a course.
Blog systems are increasingly used as the basis for websites (like this one). To start your own, see Frame a new academic website in 3 steps. A blog can provide a simple way to create a public facing course website.
- Blogs.nd.edu – an internal blog service based on Wordpress.
- Blogger – Google’s blog tool.
- Sakai – our Collaboration and Learning Environment provides a blog tool.