Group blogs don't work in education?
Last week I managed to find the time to attend James Farmer's presentation on blogging for the TESOL evo2006 Blogging session . (You'll have to create an account at Learning Times to watch this session, but it's well-worth it) It was a shame that there were some audio problems, but all-in-all the session was very thought-provoking, but I think it raised more questions than it answered. James was clear and provocative in his opinions on what a edublog should be and how you should use it , and equally so on how you shouldn't use one, and what it isn't . For me, I had a problem with his insisting that group blogs (when they are not publications, if I heard him correctly) just don't work. I disagree and think I have been involved with and seen many group blogging projects in education that do work. Now don't get me wrong here, I do believe that the true power of blogging, and the ideal, lies in giving the individual the freedom to express him or herself, and