When we talk about WordPress in higher ed, we often talk about technology—themes and plugins, server configurations, etc. But at some point, the developers have to let go and the content creators take over. In higher ed, that brings with it a whole new set of challenges.

This episode features WPCampus members Brian DeConinck, Jen McFarland, and Shelley Keith. Shelley is the Director of Digital Communications at University of Mary Washington, and she presented at the 2016 WPCampus conference on the topic: “We Don’t Need No Education: Web Governance Through On-Demand Online Training.”

The slides from Shelley’s presentation and the training materials she has produced for UMW are available for public viewing and reuse at your institution. For more discussion around web governance, you can join Shelley’s Facebook group.

Episode Audio

The WPCampus Podcast is a recurring show where members of the community come together to discuss relevant topics, unique ways that WordPress is being used in higher education, share tutorials and walkthroughs, and more. If you'd like to be a guest on the show, or have a topic you'd like us to discuss, please let us know.

Brian DeConinck

Front-End Designer & Developer, NC State University@BrianDeConinckhttp://www.briandeconinck.com/

I build custom themes and plugins for NC State University's Office of Information Technology, and I help maintain campus WordPress environments and advise clients on content best practices. I'm always excited to talk about universal design, accessibility, usability, and designing with compassion and empathy. I host the WPCampus Podcast, where I get to talk about all those things and more!

Jen Riehle McFarland

Web Services Coordinator, NC State University@ncsumarithttps://design.oit.ncsu.edu/

I'm the Team Lead for our web design and support group (including the dynamically-awesome Brian DeConinck) in NC State's central IT unit. I do training, support, maintenance, billing, and occasionally get to do something fun with design and/or dev. I'm color commentary to "help" Brian with the WPCampus podcast. Check us out or tweet us on the twitters: @oitdesign.

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