The differences between weblogs and discussion forums

Via Oliver:

“In several occasions we had no convincing argument why discussion via weblogs are different from news groups.” [Peter on eEducation]

I *know* that the first thing people think of is how they can use these like discussion forums but pleeeeeeeeease let’s not perpetuate that. I can’t think of any convincing argument…. they’re as different as boats and cars, no, more different:

Blogs versus discussion forums in postgraduate online continuing medical education

Communication dynamics: Discussion boards, weblogs and the development of communities of inquiry in online learning environments