This semester I’ve actually had my freshman composition course reading blogs (for their compare/contrast paper on the presidential candidates) and my English blog (on their various assignments). As the semester winds down, they are creating links’ posts (with six good links), commentary posts (using topics from their documented papers that they are well informed on), and a narrative post (about their life).
I am grading these posts on timeliness of execution (did they get posted by the due time?) and the quality of execution (did they match my criteria?).
The links’ posts have come in already. And they are an improvement over what I was expecting based on the first one I saw. (He used Wikipedia and had quick-Googled sources. So he’s not doing well.) Most of the posts, however, are very well done.