Blog on Blogs, a Weblog Review does double duty as a great resource for getting a handle on weblogs and a wonderful example of using blogs in an educational context, a New Media Studies course:
Seeded with a visit by weblog scholar Dr. Jill Walker, Blog on Blogs outlines the nine factors that instructor Scott Rettberg had his students frame their “blogged” reviews of other weblogs: Indentity, Design, Content, Time, Linking, Blog Roll, Inbound Links, Discussion/Comments, and Audience Analysis.
The students’ blog reviews are organized into categories of ‘Classic Bloggers’, Comics Blogs’, ‘Digital Culture Blogs’, ‘Fiction/Writer Blogs’, ‘Food Blogs’, ‘Group Blogs’, ‘Persona Blogs’, ‘Photoblogs’, ‘Political Blogs’, and ‘Stockton Blogs’.
This is an excellent example of using the media (a weblog) for a compelling student assignment about the same topic (weblogs). More so (to me) than creating say a PowerPoint about blogs, or a Word document about blogs.
Blog on Blogs, get it? Like BlogShop?