Resource Collection

Welcome to the Resource Collection!. As the course progresses, we hope to collectively develop a set of resources around open pedagogy and WordPress. Know a great resource? Please add it!



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How to make a website

This blog has a ton of great resources to help you create a website easily. From beginner tutorials like choosing the right webhost, HTML and CSS cheat sheets to more advanced guides like WordPress Security, this blog has a ton of useful information.

Link: https://makeawebsitehub.com/


Wise Startup Blog

Learn How to Start a Blog for Just $1.95. Use Our Free Step by Step Guide Designed for Beginners That Will Help Launch Your Blog in Under 15 Minutes.

Link: https://wisestartupblog.com


How to Create a blog

A comprehensive, free blogging guide which focuses on more technical parts where people actually get stuck on.

Link: http://websitesetup.org/create-blog/


Adding a contact form for WordPress

Many people don’t know how to add a simple and free contact box for their WordPress blog’s and websites. This guide explains it.

Link: http://startbloggingonline.com/contact-form-7-wordpress/


Managing RSS Feed using Feedburner

Video tutorial of how to use Feedburner to facilitate embedding RSS Feed from WP into your LMS (provides the HTML code)

Link: https://youtu.be/R3INlMClWQE


How to Embed and RSS Feed from WP to LMS (Blackboard)

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)

Link: https://youtu.be/_gaeibmikvg


Turning Web-based Portfolios into PDFs

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.

Link: http://www.blogbooker.com/book.php


Coolors (Create Colour Schemes)

This site can be used to create colour schemes for your WordPress site.

Link: http://coolors.co/


50 Most-Wanted WordPress Tips, Tricks and Hacks

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.

Link: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/wordpress-tips-tricks-2015/


50 Most-Wanted WordPress Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Compilation of tips, trips and hacks for WP. Aimed at those self-hosting. Resource from
@cgrymala via @cogdog

Link: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/wordpress-tips-tricks-2015/


Open Pedagogy

What is Open Education?

Good overview and introduction to what is meant by “open education”.

Link: http://blogs.ubc.ca/chendricks/2015/04/11/what-is-open-education/


Students as Producers: An Introduction

Derek Bruff provides an introduction to the Student as Producer pedagogical model.

Link: http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/2013/09/students-as-producers-an-introduction/


Speaking Openly

Series of videos and online conversations about trust and privacy in open education.

Link: http://speakingopenly.co.uk/about/


What is Open Pedagogy

David Wiley’s blog post defining and providing examples of open pedagogy.

Link: http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/2975


Trust, Agency, and Connected Learning

An article that suggests “educators need to actively guard space for learners and learning. In a continually changing educational landscape, developing trust depends on teachers being advocates more than experts”.

Link: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/journal/trust-agency-connected-learning/


Teaching as Wayfinding

An article describing how “the 21st century learning landscape demands a significant shift in the role, but not the importance, of the teacher. Smart use of relevant technology can help make that shift easier.”

Link: http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/journal/teaching-as-wayfinding/


Course & Learning Design

(Why) Does Your Education Website Collect Information about Visitors?

Audrey Watters examines implications of tracking analytics (via tools like Google Analytics) on educational websites.

Link: http://audreywatters.com/2015/03/15/honeypot/


Speaking Openly

Series of videos and online conversations about trust and privacy in open education.

Link: http://speakingopenly.co.uk/about/


WordPress Tutorials

How to make a website

This blog has a ton of great resources to help you create a website easily. From beginner tutorials like choosing the right webhost, HTML and CSS cheat sheets to more advanced guides like WordPress Security, this blog has a ton of useful information.

Link: https://makeawebsitehub.com/


Wise Startup Blog

Learn How to Start a Blog for Just $1.95. Use Our Free Step by Step Guide Designed for Beginners That Will Help Launch Your Blog in Under 15 Minutes.

Link: https://wisestartupblog.com


How to Create a blog

A comprehensive, free blogging guide which focuses on more technical parts where people actually get stuck on.

Link: http://websitesetup.org/create-blog/


Adding a contact form for WordPress

Many people don’t know how to add a simple and free contact box for their WordPress blog’s and websites. This guide explains it.

Link: http://startbloggingonline.com/contact-form-7-wordpress/


Managing RSS Feed using Feedburner

Video tutorial of how to use Feedburner to facilitate embedding RSS Feed from WP into your LMS (provides the HTML code)

Link: https://youtu.be/R3INlMClWQE


How to Embed and RSS Feed from WP to LMS (Blackboard)

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)

Link: https://youtu.be/_gaeibmikvg


50 Most-Wanted WordPress Tips, Tricks and Hacks

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.

Link: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/wordpress-tips-tricks-2015/


50 Most-Wanted WordPress Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Compilation of tips, trips and hacks for WP. Aimed at those self-hosting. Resource from
@cgrymala via @cogdog

Link: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/wordpress-tips-tricks-2015/


WordPress.tv How-To’s

A series of video tutorials on how to do different things in WordPress, including managing users, discussion settings, using the media library, and more.

Link: http://wordpress.tv/category/how-to/


WordPress Support

The main documentation site for WordPress.org, which includes documentation and help forums.

Link: https://wordpress.org/support/


Case Studies and Showcases

Arts One Open

Arts One Open is a WordPress-based online extension or complement to UBC’s Arts One course that enables anyone to join this voyage of discovery and critical analysis.

Link: http://artsone-open.arts.ubc.ca/


DS106

Digital Storytelling (ds106) is an open, online course built in WordPress that happens at various times throughout the year at the University of Mary Washington… but you can join in whenever you like and leave whenever you need.

Link: http://ds106.us/


Online Tools and Services

Turning Web-based Portfolios into PDFs

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.

Link: http://www.blogbooker.com/book.php


Coolors (Create Colour Schemes)

This site can be used to create colour schemes for your WordPress site.

Link: http://coolors.co/


50 Most-Wanted WordPress Tips, Tricks and Hacks

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.

Link: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/wordpress-tips-tricks-2015/


Discourse SSO Plugin for WordPres

Plugin that allows a SSO for Discourse forum plugin and WordPress

Link: https://wordpress.org/plugins/pt-wp-discourse-sso/


P2 WordPress Theme

An theme that allows users to creates and posts comments without going to the WP dashboard. One approach to running discussions.

Link: http://p2theme.com


Six Ways to Add Twitter to Your WordPress Site

How-to on different ways Twitter can be added to WordPress sites.

Link: http://mashable.com/2012/10/08/twitter-wordpress-integration/


http://flickrit.com/

A tool that allows you to easily create a Flickr slideshow or Instagram slideshow that you can embed on your own website.

Link: http://flickrit.com/


Other Resources

BC Open Education Library Guide

A library guide to open education resources including faculty toolkits for open education, open access and open textbooks; a vetted list of open education repositories; and evaluation criteria for assessing open education resources. It also includes rubrics and promotional material on open education topics.

Link: http://guides.library.ubc.ca/open_education


Toward Open Education in British Columbia

Toward Open Education: Resources and Frameworks for Interaction hopes to leverage a combination of BC-specific case studies and focused resources to produce a web framework that will deliver impactful summaries and meaningful engagements around open education best practices, ongoing challenges, and practical tips relevant to BC educators and students.

Link: http://bcopened.org/


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