Anne posts some great links from the burgeoning land of blogging research which seems to be expanding steadily every day. These latest are from an online journalism group at the University of Texas. There is some good stuff here for those into the journalism angle of blogs and wikis (like me) and more general classroom teacher. Add it to some other recent articles and we might actually be getting close to a body of knowledge in terms of classroom blogging.
Unfortunately, however, very little of this research applies to the K-12 level where the rules and restrictions are dramatically different from college. And, as a friend recently wrote in an e-mail “If there was substantial evidence to prove blogs raise those [test] scores…you’d have a mad rush and EVERYONE would be taking the time to learn how to use this new medium effectively in the classroom.”