As if there weren’t already enough reasons to use Edublogs to host one’s blog, James Farmer has just added the ability for blogs to easily create their own forums. This is really going to come in handy with the ESL/EFL Sister Classes project, where we already have secondary Intermediate English classes participating from Brazil, Argentina, Hungary, Kuwait, Romania, Portugal, and the United States.
(Editor’s Note: It’s still a great addition, but I just learned from James that, at least for now, the forums don’t include a “moderation” feature. All forum users have to be registered with Edublogs, but their comments will be published without review. So it probably isn’t workable for classroom use until that moderation feature is added.)