- world-wide reach,
- instant dissemination
- inviting interaction
- promoting reflective learning
- encouraging engagement
Simple, free, and reliable, blogs can be limited to small groups or classes. It can provide a forum for discussion with built in notification. Or, it can open the postings to the world.
Take for example the Online Learning Update. Composed nightly in a recliner in a tiny town surrounded by corn and bean fields, this little blog earns a very high ranking by Google (see link to title). In the past day alone, people from around the world have visited this modest blog:
As impressive as that may be, more than five times as many views are made to the RSS feed each day.