‘academia’ Videos

  • Felipe Garcia and Joan Wee: Using Blogs in Classrooms: an NTU Case Study

    Felipe Garcia and Joan Wee: Using Blogs in Classrooms: an NTU Case Study

    WordCamp Singapore 2016Speakers: Felipe Garcia, Joan Wee

    October 6, 2016 — This session shares the use of WordPress to support a undergraduate class in chemistry and how the online activities were carefully planned to compliment the face-to-face time with the Professor and classmates.

  • Arkadiusz Stęplowski: Najdłuższe wdrożenie świata

    Arkadiusz Stęplowski: Najdłuższe wdrożenie świata

    WordCamp Gdynia 2016Speaker: Arkadiusz Stęplowski

    October 5, 2016 — Migracja ponad 4000 postów z Joomla 1.5 do WordpPress 4.0 i kolejnych (w miarę upływu czasu) w jednej z największych Bibliotek Publicznych w kraju. Przedstawienie problemów technicznych i organizacyjnych w kontekście niedofinansowanej jednostki budżetowej.

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  • Fernando Tellado: Usos y oportunidades de WordPress en la educación

    Fernando Tellado: Usos y oportunidades de WordPress en la educación

    WordCamp Bilbao 2016Speaker: Fernando Tellado

    August 28, 2016 — WordPress ofrece herramientas y oportunidades fantásticas para el mundo educativo. En esta ponencia aprenderemos de la mano de Fernando Tellado como aprovechar todo el potencial de WordPress en colegios, academias, escuelas superiores y universidades.

    Eliminando los costes de licencias, con todo lo que ofrece WordPress y un poco de maña se pueden crear desde entornos de comunicación entre estudiantes y profesores, webs de proyecto, redes sociales para alumnos e incluso plataformas de formación completas.

    El 25% de Internet funciona con WordPress, y el mundo educativo tiene la oportunidad de utilizar el más potente gestor web y de contenidos para ofrecer herramientas y un ecosistema completo para que profesores y alumnos aprovechen al máximo sus conocimientos con las aplicaciones del mundo profesional.

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  • Eileen Violini: Getting Schooled - Using WordPress to Build Your School Website

    Eileen Violini: Getting Schooled – Using WordPress to Build Your School Website

    WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2016Speaker: Eileen Violini

    August 24, 2016 — WordPress is the perfect solution for K-12 schools to communicate and connect with parents, alumni, donors and the community. Learn from practical examples what elements make a great school website and the best WordPress resources available to help you create a website that will both showcase your school and is easy to maintain.

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  • Josh Eaton and Adrienne Debigare: Getting Classroom Blogging Up and Running in Higher-Education

    Josh Eaton and Adrienne Debigare: Getting Classroom Blogging Up and Running in Higher-Education

    WordCamp Boston 2016Speakers: Adrienne Debigare, Josh Eaton

    August 14, 2016 — The HBS Digital Initiative, in partnership with Reaktiv Studios, has been building a networked classroom blogging tool, called Open Knowledge. Our goal is to make Open Knowledge the destination to create, share, discover and engage in discussions about the future of business within the classroom and beyond.

    Implementing such a platform within higher education requires specific technical and social considerations. What about FERPA? Do students feel comfortable doing work publicly and digitally? What back-end tools are need for grading and curation? How can conversations remain civil while also remaining public?

    We will share our findings from the last year of design research, user testing, and iterative development. We’ll discuss the ways WordPress might be customized for use in a classroom setting, and then spend as much time as possible for Q&A. Our findings are incredibly compelling for broader implementation, and we are excited to help other schools figure out a similar roadmap!

  • Mike Burns: add_action (‘wp’, ‘for_higher_ed’);

    Mike Burns: add_action (‘wp’, ‘for_higher_ed’);

    WordCamp Boston 2016Speaker: Mike Burns

    August 14, 2016 — If you work with or within universities, you know that building applications to support higher education is not for the faint of heart. We’re dealing with legacy systems, homegrown access management and of course limited resources and endless demands from the academic community. But I’m not here to scare you! Instead we’ll talk about how to defeat the higher-ed hydra with WordPress features like multisite, roles and capabilities, theme frameworks, and the REST API. All of these were used and abused to wrangle formidable foes like Boston University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In this talk we’ll go through some strategies and examples that might work for you.

  • Panel: WordPress in Higher Education
  • Rachel Carden: Using WordPress in The World Of Higher Education

    Rachel Carden: Using WordPress in The World Of Higher Education

    WordCamp Atlanta 2016Speaker: Rachel Carden

    March 28, 2016 — Much like online businesses or blogging, higher ed is a world of its own with unique challenges, content, stakeholders, and target audiences. In our world, we don’t worry so much about which eCommerce plugin is best. Instead, we’re more concerned with how to manage a large-scale network of faculty blogs, abide with FERPA regulations, and implement Active Directory single sign-on. This talk will showcase how WordPress is used in the world of higher ed and how we’re a great candidate for utilizing WordPress to its full potential, whether it’s using the powerful CMS to stretch limited resources or using its new API capabilities to share information and break down silos.

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  • Charlie Reisinger: Lessons From the Open Source Schoolhouse

    Charlie Reisinger: Lessons From the Open Source Schoolhouse

    WordCamp Lancaster 2015Speaker: Charlie Reisinger

    February 3, 2016 — What would happen if schools were powered by free and open source software? What if students were trusted and given the freedom to explore and experiment with their school-issued devices?
    The results may surprise you.
    Free and open source software has fueled Penn Manor School District’s classrooms for over a decade. The strategy culminated in a high school 1:1 learning program, where students received 1700 school-supplied laptops exclusively loaded with Linux and open source software.
    Charlie will tell the unusual story of how Penn Manor applied open source principles to better prepare students for college, careers and beyond.
    Central to the program is a student apprenticeship, where high school students form the core of a sophisticated help desk team, and write code used by their peers everyday.

  • Jeremy Felt: Powering Higher Ed Through Community

    Jeremy Felt: Powering Higher Ed Through Community

    WordCamp Portland 2015Speaker: Jeremy Felt

    November 21, 2015 — It sounds cool when you hear a university is powered by WordPress, but what does that really mean? A website is a website, content is content, and WordPress is really just another way to manage it all.
    Why WordPress? Sometimes because it’s the right answer. Sometimes because it’s free.
    The true power is community. And if you can apply that community to how content is managed, you may find yourself with a solution that can carry change throughout an organization.