In case you missed the article in last month’s Sherman
Shares and if you haven’t yet heard of a blog, you probably won’t escape them
much longer. A blog (or weblog) is basically an online journal or publication
that consists of entries and/or articles about a particular topic.
According to a recent e-mail from TargetX, a leading provider of interactive
marketing technology and services to nearly 400 colleges and universities, the
blog bandwagon will only continue to pick up more speed in the coming months.
“Two recent reports suggest it’s hurtling ahead at a rate that’s astonishing
even for the Internet,” the company says. “Blog visitation jumped 31 percent
from January to July , reports eMarketer Inc., and 50 million Internet
users in the U.S. alone visited one or more blogs in the first quarter of 2005.”
Blogs are attracting “enormous numbers of visitors who like the candor,
informality and freshness of what they find,” TargetX reports.
ahead of the curve in these trends in higher education, Sherman now maintains a
blogging community featuring nearly a dozen bloggers – including five
student bloggers, Director of Admission Lisa Hildebrand’s
Admission blog, plus several brand new faculty bloggers.
Faculty blogs include the
Dean of Clinical Science Blog by Bob Irwin, D.C.; the
Ethics and Jurisprudence Blog and the
Practice Management Blog by Professor of Clinical Sciences Leslie M. Wise,
D.C.; the Center for
Instructional Technology Blog by Instructional Designer and Webmaster Joy
Gayler; and News and
Musings from the Library Assistant by Learning Resources Center Assistant
For a comprehensive list of all of Sherman’s blogs, go to
../edu/academics/blogs.html. Happy reading!