What Are Weeklies?

Weeklies will gather together our posts on the week’s themes. On this page, you’ll find announcements or support/directions, etc. you may need to participate in the week’s activities. To participate in the weekly discussions, click on one of the links below:

If you are writing posts on your own blog, please remember to tag them so that they’ll appear on the discussion page for the week, as so: twpweek1,twpweek2,twpweek3.

Welcome to week 4!

This is our last official week of Teaching with WordPress (though see the end of this post–we don’t think of the course as fully “ending”). It’s been a quick four weeks! Week 4 activities If you haven’t done so already, please take a look at the learning activities for weeks 3 and 4, including the […]

Week 3: Summary

This week we all rolled up our sleeves and delved deeper into the WordPress platform, and at the same time looked more into cohesive course design with WordPress. One of the high points of the week was a Google Hangout, WordPress drop-in with UBC WordPress developer Richard Tape. Richard Tape answered our WordPress questions and […]

Week 3: Course Design in WordPress

We are coming to the end of Week 2 in Teaching in WordPress and looking foreword to another exciting week learning from the ever expanding #TWP15 community. Last week we dug a little deeper and started  exploring some of the affordances of WordPress in teaching and learning. This week we will start putting it all together […]

Week 2: Summary

This week brought new participants and more great sharing of examples of courses built on WordPress: * Chris Lott’s graduate course on Digital Literacy & Intellectual Property. * Tom Woodward’s examples of making things work with duct tape and bailing wire (or plug-ins and forms of you prefer). Plus an interesting implementation of gravity forms […]

Welcome to Week 2: Sketching on the Blank Slate: Affordances of WordPress

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 […]

Week 1: Summary

It’s been a great start to TWP15 from our perspective! Here’s a brief summary of this week’s activity on the blog hub and Twitter discussion: Opened the week with a presentation/conversation about Open Pedagogy including a matrix for brainstorming examples of course designs and where they fall on the continuum from open to closed/learner centered […]

Week 2: Join us for a hangout on June 8th!

Monday June 8, 12-1pm Pacific (3pm Eastern, 19:00 UTC): WordPress for teaching webinar. Join Christina Hendricks, Alan Levine, and Tannis Morgan for a deep dive (or shallow wade?) into the WordPress waters to talk about various ways in which we use WordPress for teaching and learning. This will be on Google Hangouts, broadcast live on […]

Links: Webinar and Google Doc

Hi everyone, If you didn’t make it to our webinar on open pedagogy today, we’ve posted the link on our Week 1 schedule page. Here they are for your reference as well: * Webinar on Open Pedagogy with BCCampus * Google Doc for contributing your examples of open pedagogy in practice.  

A bit about designing for open…

Some great discussion during the Open Pedagogy webinar earlier today about learning, design (pedagogy) and open. As soon as we have a link to the archive, we’ll post it on our Week 1 schedule. I thought this would be a good time to add to the discussion about designing open learning environments. If you managed […]

Week 1: Launching TWP15!

Welcome to Teaching with WordPress! We are a small, but mighty group for our first run at this and we’re looking forward to learning with you! Here are a few things that we think you might find helpful: Collaborative learning and lasting connections This is an open, online course for anyone who wants to connect […]

What Is Connectivism?

George Siemens, is an educator and theorist in the field of digital learning and is the author of the article “Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age” and the book “Knowing Knowledge“. He provides an overview of connectivism in this short interview for the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. More on Connectivism: […]

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