Video: Designing for reuse: Taxonomies, tagging, and plugins for modular lesson content

TEL Library is a public, non-profit learning library dedicated to building a scalable and sustainable library of openly licensed, free, and affordable content solutions. We also re-package and re-use that content to offer curriculum solutions (courses, media books, etc.) that enable our partners to offer affordable education. Two things make this possible:

1. Our content design model which is informed by software development models and information science, and
2. WordPress, which we leverage to package and publish, and re-package and re-publish our content.

This presentation will dive into our content design model, and how we use WordPress and an ecosystem of plugins to offer multiple types of content – mediabooks, courses, lessons – to the public and to educational partners. The audience will learn how to develop flexible content around the idea of reusable objects (software development) and taxonomies (information science), how WordPress as a CMS allows for modular content and finally how we deploy the content through WordPress (and plugins!) in multiple ways.

You can learn more about this session on the WPCampus 2018 website at https://2018.wpcampus.org/schedule/taxonomies-tagging-and-plugins-for-modular-lesson-content/.

Speaker:
Kate Reynolds

What is WPCampus?
WPCampus 2018 was the third annual in-person conference for the WPCampus community, a gathering of web professionals, educators and people dedicated to the confluence of WordPress in higher education. The event took place July 12-14 on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. Learn more about the event at https://2018.wpcampus.org.

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Kate Reynolds

Curriculum Director, TEL Library@k8monstrsCloset

I am a Curriculum and Technology consultant for TEL Library. Before TEL, I spent over five years working in higher education. When I'm not using WordPress to make education affordable, I'm using it to blog about the things I enjoy - niche academic sub-genres and general geekery. Say hi to me on Twitter @k8monstsCloset.