Why Blogs in Addition to Something Else?
A blog provides a somewhat more formal learning space, implicitly asking for longer or reflective responses or assignments. It would therefore make a good partner with a microblogging tool like Twitter, which invites quicker, more rapid-fire interactions and may lend itself toward the quick development of community.
More than any other tool described in this book, Blogs require writing—liking it, being good at it, or needing to practice it. This is true for both the instructor and the learners. When you can, consider using approaches that include videos, photos, or links—things that don’t require so much writing. Also consider the demands on the learners’ time, and weigh the ...