This BDU paper will be of lots and lots of interest to people thinking about blogs in education: Reflections on reflection: Blogging in undergraduate design studios.
What the design guys at UQ have been doing is going fully bloggy… behind the firewall (don’t worry they’re coming out soon :o). Great results, fascinating stuff and I need to refer a lot of people to Ian MacColl.
In this paper we describe our experiences introducing weblogs as an online design journal into two design-based IT degrees. We introduced weblogs to support reflection by the students within a studio process. We view this introduction as successful and we have continued using blogs in the subsequent academic year, although we have made some changes to take account of problems with scale, sophistication and effort.