I’ve been using Edublogs for my online class on Collaborative Learning and Web 2.0. It’s a 2-unit class, so if it were on campus, it would be scheduled for a total of 32 hours. The typical online course meets via Web conference with Adobe Connect for the same amount of time. 32 hours spread over 4 Saturdays.
I think four 8-hour sessions online sounds like a new version of hell, so I’m using a different format.
I set up a blog for the class where I’m posting daily. They have to respond to my posts as part of a participation. I’ve had a lot of fun coming up with different activities for them to do each day, including test driving new web browsers, setting up newsreaders, and commenting on each other’s posts.
I’ve had at least 1 blog going since 2003, but have received more comments this past week than in all that time. I’m really enjoying teaching a class on Web 2.0 using the tools I’m teaching them about.