As we wade through the waters of new electronic genre, these alternative discourses take us into areas that require comprehensive assessment measures. It is difficult for anyone to comment on the full landscape of a wiki or blog without authentic experience with these forms.

A recent survey of experiences with these alternative discourses revealed that the more multi-modal the form was, the less secure teacher candidates felt with these discourse forms. Some complex forms appeared to be more helpful experiences than others. Setting up a personal website with Moodle, for example, was one form that appeared to be not only comprehensible to create but also comprehensive enough to be deemed a good learning experience.