From “Basic strategy for providing faculty web presence” by Dan Mitchell at DeAnza College, a new way to think of a Weblog – “A basic and easy web-based content management system” This could be very useful in explaining and pitching Blogs to a certain kind of technophile who looks down on them as sort of monopoly chat rooms.
1. A basic and easy web-based content-management system is a first priority. Most faculty members simply need to create a few web pages that can quickly and easily be updated, and possibly post some other file types for downloading. Frontier from Userland (and its Manila component) is the one I am most familiar with. Yes, it is a “blogging” tool, but it does a lot more than that, and I can vouch for the ease with which faculty can adopt this solution.