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Blogs are for Individuals, Discussions are for Groups

“First and foremost, blogs provide a platform for individual expression and also support reader commentary, critique, and interlinkage as subsequent steps. In other words, blogs foreground the individual, while discussions foreground the group.” (Duffy and Bruns, 2006)

In their article, Duffy and Bruns give lists of ways that blogs can be used in teaching. Some of these are:
  • Reflection
  • Creativity
  • Thoughts-in-progress
  • Making individual thinking shared so all can benefit and contribute
Duffy and Bruns ask “Is the blog a new genre of learning journal?”

Duffy, Peter and Bruns, Axel (2006) The Use of Blogs, Wikis and RSS in Education: A Conversation of Possibilities. In Proceedings Online Learning and Teaching Conference 2006, pages pp. 31-38, Brisbane. http://eprints.qut.edu.au/archive/00005398/01/5398.pdf