I have found that learning to create a blog has opened up many new opportunities for me. When I learnt how to use a blog I straight away created a new blog for another assignment I had. By doing this I have found that I am more confident. The more I practice the more I am learning. I would love to have students create their own blog for many reasons. Communication, personal reflection, competence in digital literacy, collective learning in a shared domain: internally-practice through participation. Externally: connecting experiences to actual practice. Over a life time: life long learning.
Source: Communities of practice a brief intoduction. By Etienne Wenger