First of all, thank you for including this blog as a "research-based learning blog". Frankly, I only do desk-top research and look at data from Fablusi implementations. But I blog a wide range of subjects of interest to me.
I share with Doug that there are several "walls" dividing educational researchers and education partitioners. Presenting research results in conferences is too expensive and targets only the same group of people. Publishing results in journal can only reach those in univerities, likely to be teachers-to-be rather than real teachers. Blogging, again is blocked by unnecessary firewalls and filters. The practising teaching professionals, unfortunately, working in isolation, do not provide a good environment to advance this field.