Assignment URL: http://courses.olblogs.tru.ca/facdev/topic/post-1-getting-started/
The assignment is the initial assignment in a short course on the idea of social presence in online learning which is the process of encouraging Students to express their personalities and identities into a course space. They are asked to publish a post that includes a recording of their voice, an image of themselves, and/or an amiage of something that tells other participants something about themselves.
Affiliation: Precarious Faculty Network (NOT an institution)
Other URL: http://www.precariousfacultyblog/com
Description: Why not? It fits my learning rhizome even if I am not teaching a course on any blog (unless educating the community and my networks count as teaching)
Affiliation: Newcastle University
Description: I am interested in developing and using twitter in my teaching as well as part of my outside education work.
General structure, ease of navigation, appropriate levels of WP support for newbies…
Description: Open – Open design, teaching, pedagogy.
A wide range of useful WordPress, from simple plugins to some things that require some code chops. I found a handful that were of use right away. Some are plugins, some code bits, some tutorials. Gold, pure, gold.
Description: I am working to build up my knowledge of elearning platforms. WordPress is a great place to start!
Affiliation: University of Alaska
Other URL: http://nousion.net/
Description: I’ve been using WordPress forever for myself and have used it as a significant part of online courses for a while. I’m teaching using only WordPress (but for a gradebook) this semester. But I have a lot to learn and hope to learn from this community. I’m particularly interested in fostering community, conversation and connections–and handling the overhead it takes to work with a distributed community of student blogs/sites while centralizing just enough to facilitate those connections.
Affiliation: New York University / Pace University
Other URL: http://jeffreykeefer.com
Description: I want to improve my blogging skills and practices, along with my blog itself.
Affiliation: Lansing Community College; Malartu Inc.
Other URL: http://jimluke.com
Description: I’ve been teaching with WP since 2008. I’m an addict now and I want to spread the Word(Press). I want to learn and I want to help others.