We are coming off an incredible week of connection and sharing about WordPress and open pedagogy. If you missed anything take a look at the Week 1 Summary.
Last week the discussion was focused on open pedagogy and this week we will be exploring some of the affordances of WordPress in teaching and learning. How can the WordPress environment be used to support teaching and learning? What are the benefits and limitations for using WordPress for teaching in your context?
We will kick off the week with a webinar WordPress for Teaching, Monday June 8, 12-1pm Pacific (3pm Eastern, 19:00 UTC): with Christina Hendricks, Alan Levine, and Tannis Morgan where they will talk about various ways in which they use WordPress for teaching and learning. This will be on Google Hangouts, broadcast live on YouTube. Click here for information and how to sign up to join the discussion if you want, and share how you use WordPress for teaching (or just ask questions!).
Join us for the week to explore how WordPress can be used as a flexible, blank-slate tool in teaching and learning. Share your experiences and tips and tricks for using WordPress in open pedagogy and continue the conversation on twitter (#TWP15) and on your blog.
Read more about the week in the schedule, week 2, which includes:
- Share your work in progress with the network and receive feedback as you develop it
- Watch a short screencast on examples of WordPress for Teaching & Learning at UBC and share your own screencast or video of work at your institution/organization/company.
- One of the TWP15 participants has already shared a screencast on a “blogging bootcamp” about using WordPress for educational blogs
- Discuss the benefits and risks involved in open learning environments in the Weekly discussion area
- Explore blog posts from the group on the Blog Hub; “post one, comment on two,” as we are trying to encourage–do a blog post, and comment on (at least) two others!
We are looking foreword to another great week of discussion, sharing and connection.