June 6, 2020 — Education doesn’t stop at the textbook. In fact, it rarely even starts there. The best education is in life experiences. But you have to learn how to recognize them. There is a lesson in everything. This talk explores how you can grow from the most unlikely of places.
January 16, 2020 — Much like online businesses or blogging, higher ed is a world of its own with unique challenges, content, stakeholders, and target audiences. Higher education is WordPress at enterprise level but we don’t worry so much about which e-commerce 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.
October 11, 2019 — Whether people are browsing your website, reading your content, or using your product, you have one vital and universal requirement to fulfil as a creator: Anything you present to your audience should be clear and understandable. Surprisingly and often, this proves to be a tough challenge. Users are overwhelmed by design, shy away from difficult copy, and become frustrated with features that aren’t intuitive. Marieke and Jesse explore learning and information processing theory and practices, so you can bridge the gap between you and your users. You’ll get lots of practical tips you can apply immediately.
January 7, 2019 — The ability to utilize and enjoy website content shouldn’t be limited to the those with perfect eye sight and neurotypical conditions. Learn about some of the best practices for having an accessible website, useful plugins, what Section 508 is, ways to be Section 508 compliant, and how to take steps to make your website accessible to all users.
December 13, 2018 — Much like online businesses or blogging, higher education is a world of its own with unique challenges, content, stakeholders, and target audiences. Higher education is WordPress at enterprise level but we don’t worry so much about which e-commerce plugin is best. Instead, we’re more concerned with managing large-scale networks of faculty blogs, abiding with FERPA and accessibility regulations, and implementing tools to promote research data.
This talk will showcase how WordPress is used in the world of higher ed. From learning management systems to intranets to student recruitment, college campuses are a great candidate for utilizing WordPress to its full potential.
April 3, 2018 — De bedoeling van mijn talk is onder de toeschouwers brengen dat WordPress verder gaat dan alleen vrije tijd en professionele websites. In vele scholen wordt het platform ook gebruikt voor eindwerken, projecten etc. op scholen.
December 7, 2017 — Alexandra handles product development at CaptainForm, WordPress form builder launched in 2015 by 123ContactForm. Previously, she worked in project and product management at the same company and developed a deep interest in analyzing user behavior and building solutions based on her findings. The WordPress world is the closest to her heart and she is a frequent WordCamp speaker, volunteer or attendee
December 11, 2016 — In this talk, I will deliver a detailed case study on how WordPress can be used to deliver online education courses and build highly engaged communities of students.
Most online courses achieve student completion rates of around 2% – 10% according to this MOOCS research study.
We have achieved 65% completion rates of our online courses by building incredibly engaging courses and a world class learning environment built on WordPress. The best part of this talk is that the online courses and community we have built are all for WordPress developers and freelancers so this is truly a WordPress showcase piece.
The online education market is worth over US$100BN and WordPress provides a great platform for all online educators to improve the quality of their courses and deliver better student outcomes.
The core technology covered will include WordPress, BuddyPress, bbPress, BadgeOS and the LearnDash Learning Management System. I will also talk about the psychology and strategy of delivering an online course to maximize student engagement and completion rates.’
October 5, 2016 — Using WordPress at its heart OSS tries to create a virtual studio where students and faculty can collaborate on projects in an online social space that encourages transparency and cooperative learning.