WordCamp ED in DC!
WordCamp Ed is a WordCamp focused entirely on educational uses of WordPress — in schools and universities. The inaugural WordCamp Ed will be held at George Mason University on Saturday, November 22nd featuring a morning of pre-planned speakers, and a barcamp-style afternoon breaking into smaller discussions and sessions.
I’ll be there and I’m hoping to see some of you.
Here’s a quick video of a browse-by-color example I made in about ten minutes this AM prior to a meeting with a faculty member in our fashion program. This one is using FacetWPYou could easily do this by hand now with the WP JSON data but it’d take a bit longer. which is acting on a custom field I creatively named ‘color.’ It seems like it’ll be useful to some disciplines and we have the option to do lots of automated patterns using Color Thief to grab pallets. The video is also one way we might start sharing examples of what we can do in various platforms. There’s significant need to show that internally and for external faculty so people get a better idea of their scope of options.
I’m going to hit a few of the things I’ve done with people around open educational resource creation.Looking back at the list, it’s clearly heavy on non-textbook models (which other people deal with better and more deeply than I) and heavier on student creation/participation. Many of these are tier-one data entry elements that would provide additional levels of sophistication as the data is aggregated. In the discussion, I’m going to ignore some complexities around the term ‘open’ in order to avoiding dragging the whole post down. My personal definition of open is very liberalIn certain ways I feel fighting for the use of material under copyright is a must in order to reclaim/maintain rights and prevent things from becoming more restrictive. I can also see how people want to completely avoid any chance of drama or legal fees. although I can see the value of Wiley’s R framework in a variety of conversations. Once again, I’ll try to move from simpler to more complex options. The Judah Will The Judah Will is a will that was transcribed and annotated in the digital history class this semester. Ryan Smith is the history professor behind the idea and has been more than awesome to work with. Right now the work is all in Google Docs but we’re looking at paths/tools/display options that […]