Right now we’re in the “quiet phase” of our blogs.dal.ca rollout. That means that we’re not exactly shouting to the rooftops that this service exists. We’re waiting until we have a number of blogs up and running before we do a full-scale rollout and all the publicity (Dalnews, Notice Digest, etc.) that entails.
To get those blogs established, we’re proactively reaching out to a number of people around campus – communicators, website managers, digital keeners – to give them a heads-up and see if they might be interested in taking part. If we haven’t contacted you and you ended up here of your own free will, don’t let that discourage you from visiting our information pages in our sidebar or dropping us an e-mail at email@example.com to learn more about the platform. The more bloggers we can have up and running when we go wide, the better!
So far we’ve already got a couple of blogs going, with more on the way.
- Information Technology Services (ITS) – The department formerly known as UCIS asked for a blog pretty much the moment we pressed “send” on our e-mail to them. They have a number of authors set up to write about not only the latest news in the world of Dalhousie computing, but also the changing trends in the technology field and how Dal is working to change along with them.
- Distributed Medical Education – The Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine doesn’t just live at Carleton campus; its faculty and students reside at over 100 sites across the Maritimes. As manager of Distributed Medical Education, Tim Fedak is responsible for developing and supporting educational programs delivered across that network. His blog will focus on promoting, organizing and explaining the resources currently available for distributed education, from videoconference to eLearning projects.
Make sure you check them out. A reminder about our “What is RSS?” page, which explains the best method of keeping track of content from blogs.dal.ca