I have had three sessions this week under the Experience based learning project and in two of those sessions, the idea of using blogs to help students keep in touch with each other while on extended periods of work experience has been mooted. In one institution I don’t think they have any LMS to start with while I don’t know what the LMS is of the second institution and whether it can be used for such a purpose. My idea is to use blogs but I know that there is concern about privacy and therefore I have to be able to offer them some filters (such as those available on elgg for example). I need to make some suggestions to them very soon so will be devoting more thinking time to this.