This session was conducted by Zuochen Zhang from the University of Windsor. His presentation was mostly about the use of blogs by younger learners (K-12), but had some application for post-secondary use.
There was lack of understanding in the audience of what blogs are. Zhang recommended that blogs could be used for assignments to get you out beyond the box of traditional assignments.
He also recommended to not overdo blogs - don't get students to blog if everyone is getting them to blog - coordinate the process.
This short 30 minute presentation confirmed that what I am doing with blogs and what I plan on doing with blogs is on track...