A blog, short for web log, is a website that displays postings in chronological order. A typical blog combines text, images, links to other blogs and web pages, and other media related to its topic. Blogs are easy to create and require no specialized knowledge of web programming. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important feature of many blogs.
There are a number of free blog services including Blogger, WordPress and LiveJournal, which also provide training material. This article from Inside Higher Ed provides additional ideas for using blogs as an educational resource.
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