Short for “web log”, a blog is a website where someone posts entries on an ongoing basis. New items appear first and visitors are usually encouraged to make comments. A blog can also be a place to collect and share images, web sites, and news items. In some cases the writing is a stream of consciousness, but others follow a more formal style.
Blogs are increasingly used in teaching & learning for reflection, journaling, creativity, and collaboration. This article provides some ideas: Eight strategies for using blogs in a course.
- Blogs.nd.edu - an internal blog service provided by AgencyND – uses Wordpress software.
- Blogger – the blog component of Google.
- Sakai – our Collaboration and Learning Environment provides a blog tool.