Austin Lingerfelt has just posted a fine essay on using weblogs in the classroom (Via Chuck).

Visual Rhetoric Bibliography (Via Delicious Jill.)

A New Forum (Blogging) Inspires the Old (Books): This story examines the tactics of savvy authors who are trying to get a publishing contract; some have been successful at using their weblogs to demonstrate that there's an audience for whatever they're working on, and then there are the Julie/Julia and Salam Pax precedents -- I think Ginmar also has a book deal -- as proof that it's possible to get a book out of a blog. It's great, but I worry about how this will go over in academia. I would like to, if not see everything go online, at least to remove the electronic scholarly publishing stigma once and for all, and I'll be dismayed if weblogs are used as a means to a (proprietary) print end. I don't mean to come across as this paranoid about it, but the thought has crossed my mind.

Oh, and I'm about to go home for three lovely weeks, so I might not be blogging all that much.