Learning through Blogging: Graduate Student Experiences:
Robert Davison, an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the City University of Hong Kong, has found blogs to be an essential tool even in the traditional graduate-level classroom. Among the benefits: On blogs, students tend to document that which is understood tacitly, and often learn from each other through reading and commenting on entries.
This article details some of the same ideas I have been driving towards. Blogs help make tacit information explicit. It helps shy people gain a voice. It provides a way to communicate in a novel fashion. In this setting, it elevates a study group onto the web, enhancing its ability to teach students.