Nice showcase of how personal Webpublishing tools can be used for an individual learning environment design. I don’t have much experience with Moveable Type but I have argued various times that similar projects can be carried out on the Frontier/Manila platform. There is plenty of room for extensions and an individual development once you get a “seed” setup going and master some of the administration and design skills. The chronological news Items organization of Weblogs becomes only one of many publishing formats that we can use to support our learning and teaching activities. Maybe we should collect more concrete “cases” of application , like the one that Liz shared, to document the potential of these technologies.
I agree. I really think that Best Practices are the ticket to getting more and more teachers invloved with Web logs. Maybe I’m just a visual learner, but I really think if we put together a guided tour of Best Practices with a bit of annotation and then posted a link to it on all of our sites, there would be a lot more light bulbs coming on from teachers just finding out about this stuff.