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BC Post-Secondary WordPress Community of Practice

Are you in the BC post-secondary system and use or administer WordPress?

BCcampus and the BC Open Educational Technology Collaborative are developing a WordPress Community of Practice (CoP). WordPress is an open source publishing application currently in use at a number of British Columbia post-secondary institutions and organizations, including (among others) UBC, JIBC, UNBC, TRU, Capilano University, and BCcampus.

Purpose

The intent of the Community of Practice is to bring together current and future WordPress users, developers and technical administrators to develop and share best practices, provide ongoing support, and identify areas of potential collaboration. Specifically, topics that may be discussed by the CoP might include;

  • Pedagogical, including exploring WordPress as a course delivery platform, or student ePortfolio tool.
  • Technological, including developing scalable infrastructures, security, authentication, plugin and theme development, and platform customization.
  • Academic Digital Identity, including dissemination and communication of research projects & results, and academic portfolios & blogs.
  • Content creation, including the creation & publishing of academic and/or teaching materials.

And other topics as determined by members of the CoP.

Who should sign up?

While membership is open to all, our primary focus is on those who are currently in the BC post-secondary system and using WordPress as a pedagogical or academic tool. This could be teaching faculty, academic researchers, educational technologists, IT support and development (including programmers, developers and system architects), Instructional Designers, instructional media and content developers.

How will the CoP operate?

Methods of connecting and communicating will be determined by the members of the CoP, should there be sufficient interest expressed to develop the CoP.

Joing the CoP

Complete the following form and we’ll send you information on how to join our Mattermost  chat forum.

Questions?

Contact Clint Lalonde at BCcampus.

Name

Email

Twitter handle (if applicable)

Institution

If other, please specify

Your Role (check all that may apply)

If other, please specify

URL of primary WordPress website you work with

Please briefly describe how you use and/or support WordPress at your institution?

In order to build community, we would like to let others in the community know who you are and how to contact you. Are you ok with releasing your contact information to others who fill out this expression of interest?

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