Weblogs and the “Middle Space” for Learning. This is an interesting article from Academic Exchange Quarterly. The authors are Anne-Marie Deitering and Shaun Huston.
From the site:
Advocates suggest that Course Management Systems can transform the higher education classroom into a more student-centered space. However, this has not happened. To achieve this goal more easily, some educators are turning to weblogs (“blogs”). This paper compares the educational potential of blogs and reports on direct experience suggesting that blogs can be a creative and interactive middle space between online and traditional classrooms.