Assignment URL: http://courses.olblogs.tru.ca/facdev/topic/post-5-integration/
The goal of this assignment is to have students choose and share what they think is their best work.
Students review their posts from the course, tag their best work with ‘Showcase’ or ‘Best Work’ or something similar, then share their work by displaying it on a showcase page or widget.
HT to Alan Levine on this one.
Affiliation: Vancouver Island University
Description: I love working with WordPress! I currently support WordPress use by faculty and students at VIU and am hoping to learn and contribute to this community.
Video tutorial of how to use Feedburner to facilitate embedding RSS Feed from WP into your LMS (provides the HTML code)
This vide is from the makers of Domain of One’s Own so they know what they are about. It demonstrates how to embed an RSS Feed from your WP to the institutional LMS (if like me you will still be using the LMS this is really important)
Blogbooker enables you to translate blog-based assignments and portfolio materials into a single PDF document. This can be useful in terms of institutional archiving and for external examiners.
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.