Well, they’re nothing as ambitious as what that rascal Chuck is up to, but I am experimenting this semester with using blogs as my course websites. Mind you, I’m not calling them blogs in my class. Each class has a main site, where I just post announcements or followups to class discussions, and students can comment or ask questions using the comments feature of MT, but then each class also (now) has a blog for students to discuss the readings, if they are so inclined. I expect a lot of in-class participation, but for those who are less than comfortable being on the spot in meat-space, they will now have an online space in which to hold forth, either under their real name or a pseudonym. I warn you, though, there’s nothing interesting there, yet:
Many thanks to Jeff for providing the server space and the technical assistance in getting MT running properly in the first place.