Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Blog Now Virtual Doorway to NR at HCC

Geographic Location of Individuals visiting our blog over the last week.

You may have noticed that our Blog is now "the internet presence" for the Division of Natural Resources at Haywood Community College. We did this for several reasons. First, the Blog will allow all our faculty and professional staff to provide important information to current and prospective students very quickly.

The Blog also allows for two-way conversations through the comment feature. We work hard to build academic relationships with students and this will allow us to extend our reach well beyond campus.

Finally blogging is going mainstream. Lenhart and Fox (2006) report "thirty-nine percent of internet users, or about 57 million American adults, read blogs – a significant increase since the fall of 2005."

Let Us Know What You Think!
Lenhart, A. and S. Fox. 2006. Bloggers: A portrait of the internet's new storytellers. PEW INTERNET & AMERICAN LIFE PROJECT 1615 L ST., NW – SUITE 700 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036


At 11:46 AM, Blogger Peter said...

I like your blog. It is a great way to publicize your program. I am experimenting with a blog of my own on forest technology.

I noticed the title of your blog has some html code fragments in it when it shows on my browser. Could those be removed?

Great job.
Peter Linehan
Penn State Mont Alto

At 10:09 AM, Blogger Buddy Tignor said...

Hi Peter,

Thanks for the comments. We decided to make the shift to a blog in order to allow for more interactions from prospective and hopefully current students.

We are working on a hack for the HTML code. Good eye :-)

Lets keep in touch. We would love to hear how the blog works out for you and your program. Perhaps report on the impact somewhere.

-buddy tignor and pete kennedy


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