The WPCampus Blog: Marketing

Video: Where creativity works: building a student recruitment blog with WordPress

In this session I will share how I harnessed the power of WordPress to create a successful unique multipurpose student recruitment blog for the Art Department at my university. I will start by exploring the genesis of the idea for the blog and then speak to the blog’s design and development. I will discuss blogger […]

Video: Faculty visions meet WordPress’ information architecture

“Should this be a post or a page?” “How many tags should we have?” These may sound like old-hat questions to people who work with WordPress every day, but they are often fresh questions without clear answers for faculty working on collaborative, course-based WordPress sites. Academic projects bring varieties of information architectures, and each faculty […]

Video: WordPress and Real-World Data with Students

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at https://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/wordpress-and-real-world-data-with-students/. Session Description: Education is often most powerful when the digital and real-world merge in ways that increase the power of both. We’ve built a variety of instructional and technical-design patterns to create custom tools for students and faculty that help achieve […]

Video: Let’s rethink web design classes

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/lets-rethink-web-design-classes/. Session Description: We need to take an extensive look at how we teach web “design” in our schools today. Many institutions still don’t even show a CMS or only focus on the “hard” skills of web creation (HTML, CSS, etc). With […]

Video: Aprendo: An interactive Spanish language textbook

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/lightning-talks/aprendo-interactive-spanish-language-textbook/. Session Description: During the 2016-2017 academic year, the department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University debuted an online textbook entitled Aprendo. This homegrown, WordPress-based textbook, built by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, is currently being used by approximately […]

Video: How WordPress saved our open educational services program

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/wordpress-saved-open-educational-services-program/. Session Description: Our open textbooks program went from one college, three part-time staff, very little funding, an unwieldy website platform, no digitized book production, no statistics, no author participation and many unanswered questions like, “What are open textbooks and why should […]

Video: A survey of WordPress online learning plugins

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/survey-wordpress-online-learning-plugins/. Session Description: Online learning isn’t just for students. It can be a fantastic internal solution for training. But when budgets are tight, custom solutions won’t work. In this talk we’ll look at several plugins that can get you started without needing […]

Video: Open access publishing and WordPress

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2017 website at https://2017.wpcampus.org/schedule/open-access-publishing-wordpress/. Session Description: The Amherst College Press is a small and relatively new press. In this talk I will discuss what we’ve done at Amherst College in using WordPress as a portal for our open access publishing. I will talk about what […]

Video: The Magic of Teaching Using WordPress

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus Online website at http://online.wpcampus.org/schedule/the-magic-of-teaching-using-wordpress/. Session Description: Open Learning means no more boring disposable assignments and no more locked-down closed LMS’s. In Open Learning, students become to become creators and publishers, instead of passive receptacles for lecture. WordPress is the magic that enables professors to create […]

Video: WordPress ePortfolios

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2016 website at https://2016.wpcampus.org/schedule/wp-portfolios/. Session Description: Has your institution tried an ePortfolio solution that didn’t meet your needs? You’re not alone. Come to this session to learn how we leveraged NYU’s existing university-wide Web Publishing service, powered by WordPress, and how we integrated a scalable […]

Video: Web Publishing with WordPress Across the Curriculum

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2016 website at https://2016.wpcampus.org/schedule/web-publishing-wordpress-across-curriculum/. Session Description: The web created the first universal publishing platform but schools, of all levels, are still having students submit paper or “electronic documents” for grading and review. Academic work lives in private, closed systems, never exposing students to the opportunity […]

Video: Helping Faculty Figure Out Where WordPress Fits

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2016 website at https://2016.wpcampus.org/schedule/helping-faculty-figure-wordpress-fits/. Session Description: Today’s college faculty often finds itself overwhelmed, even confused, with the various options placed before them for storing and managing their digital “stuff”. This is especially true in the Community College setting where a majority of our faculty are […]

Video: Case Study: Using WordPress in our Classes

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2016 website at https://2016.wpcampus.org/schedule/case-study-using-wordpress-classes/. Session Description: We teach web design as part of a full-time arts degree to the University of Toronto at Mississauga students. They learn WordPress as part of their course, but we also use BuddyPress and bbPress for our forums. In addition, […]