Here's an interesting mashup. Our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania's College of Arts and Sciences are requiring entering students to particpate in a blog that is only available to the student, an advisor, and authorized personel. The general idea is for the student to respond to a series of survey's over the course of their academic career in order to faciliate the advisor and advisee relationship. We'll have to keep an eye on this. My initial reaction is that it is too limited in scope and they should have moved to a portfolio, but I'll give them credit for making the move.