So I'll start off with an ethical, rather than technical, problem.
I really want to be paperless. AND I really like the transparency of using blogs. Students write, their peers comment, everyone can watch the writing process and its feedback loops.
I know what criteria I want to use to grade my student's everyday blog entries.
However, some of my students' blog entries are substituting for papers. Rather, they are formal papers posted on the blog rather than printed and handed in. As such, they require more detailed feedback. in many cases, they will be failing papers that need a lot of feedback.
Must I send a private email with this feedback and grade to each student? Is there a way to still post my feedback as a public comment (without the grade maybe?) so that other students can learn from this? I like the openness, but I don;t want students to feel that their privacy is violated or something. ....