Blogs are an excellent way of bringing learners together. It’s a form of collective ownership. They look more finished. If the teacher gives the learners write access they can upload their completed pieces of work.

Here’s the difference between Wikis and Blogs.

Wikis are where learners can keep working on a piece of writing; sharing, changing, deleting until it’s polished.

Blogs are where the finished article is published, or where learners share reviews and links to items of interest.

How do you use a blog with your learners? Share your experiences with us.

Reading:

Godwin-Jones: Emerging Technologies Blogs and Wikis: Environments for Online Collaboration (2003)
Bloch: Abdullah’s Blogging: A Generation 1.5 Student Enters the Blogosphere (2007)