I understand that many of you folks have experimented with blogs in your class. I have been thinking about trying to structure my classes in ways that opens them up to a broader community. I’ve been looking at MIT’s Open CourseWare (which now has over 2000 courses online!), as well as some of the things on iTunesU. I’m curious about a few things. (1) Do folks know of good models that I might emulate to do this? (2) Are there guides that might help me avoid some of the pitfalls of the process as well as design things that get the most of out the process, and (3) Any general advice? I’m on leave this Fall and will likely get this up and running for our intro class here in the Spring. So there’s no huge rush. But I’d like to dedicate a little time this fall figuring it all out. Oh, and (4) does it matter that I’m low-tech teacher: that basically I teach without powerpoint and just a piece of chalk? I like teaching that way. I want more on-line content, but I like the classroom experience as it is… Does that matter?