This week as part of the Worldbridges live webcast we shared a conference call between Jeff Lebow in the US, Dave Cormier in Canada, Scott Lockman in Japan and me in Australia. It certainly was an interesting, if somewhat nervewracking, experience for me. We talked about many things, including our class blogs, the Learning Times Australia group and the Directory of Australian Edubloggers. Some of the people I have met in the chatroom include Dennis, elderbob and Sue Roseman. The audio is available here and the chatroom transcript is here.
Part of the the conversation was about using blogs in the classroom and the practicalities of setting them up. Just this week the two writing classes have begun blogging again for fourth term. I was surprised and pleased to learn that quite a few had been blogging on their own (having set their personal blogs up during the holidays) and reading blogs. They seemed to get back into class blogging with some enthusiasm and it seems the quality of their writing has improved. The links to the class blogs are here and here and the students are linked to the class blogs, if you want to check them out. Please leave encouraging comments if you wish.