The Nuffield Foundation was searching for ways to support students taking chemistry courses and increase the participation level of online students. theOTHERmedia suggested using a weblog. It seems the students liked blogging, but the commenting feature was not used as much as they expected. However, the FAQ section of the blog proved to be quite successful. The questions students asked were good and provided an avenue that kept bringing the students back for more. They said the blog had evolved into a news delivering part of a FAQ site.
Thinking about FAQ as a part of a blog for students could be kind of neat. I think they might ask questions there that they would not in front of their peers. Definitely worth thinking about….