Tag Archives: WordPress

Open Course about Using WordPress for Teaching & Learning

Teaching with WordPress is an open, collaborative online course on using WordPress for teaching and learning in higher education.  The course is being hosted by faculty and staff at UBC and is intended to launch in May of 2015. Join us to talk about and experiment with, among other things:

  • Open education and open pedagogy
  • WordPress as a highly customizable framework for teaching and learning
  • Examples of instructors and learners using WordPress sites in many different ways for multiple purposes
  • Plug ins, applications and approaches for creating, discussing, sharing and interacting with each other

We are currently developing this course (check out the syllabus) and we would love to hear your feedback on any elements we have so far. What are we missing? What’s unclear?

Link: http://blogs.ubc.ca/teachwordpress/

New BC Open Open Ed Chat Archive Available

The March 2014 BC Open Open Ed Chat archived recording is now available.  It featured Paul Hibbitts and Novak Rogic who discussed technologies and platforms to support open learning. For background, see some of Paul Hibbitts’ course environments “designed in the open“, and 5 Questions with Novak Rogic on the impact of open publishing platforms and flexible learning.

Link: http://bcopened.org/bc-open-open-ed-chats/archives/

Jon Festinger: Five Lessons Learned from Using UBC’s Open Publishing Platforms.

BCcampus recently interviewed Jon Festinger, an adjunct professor at UBC’s Faculty of Law, about his experience making his Video Game Law course open. Amongst the top lessons he learned were that students felt comfortable with open web experiences and that his course materials and research attracted not just other academics, but people from the financial and business sectors. Additionally he found that he became a better instructor by making his course open. “By making your work open, you tend to work harder. You work hard at the pedagogy and become a better teacher because your work is out there for the whole world to see. And, the stakes are raised higher.”

Link: http://bccampus.ca/2014/04/16/jon-festinger-5-lessons-learned-from-using-ubcs-open-publishing-platforms/