Teaching with WordPress via Curated Readings on Open Learning

While I have not finished processing my experiences with #rhizo15, I seem to have fallen into the clutches Dog_Blogof another fascinating, open course, Teaching with WordPress. For those who may be interested in checking it out, the Twitter tag and conversations occur here #TWP15.

Now, I have been using WordPress for years for my blog, though have not been doing much with it until recently.

One of the things that enticed me to register and attend, even in a partial way, is the most excellent list of “Curated Readings” on open teaching and learning that the organizers offered as background readings for those who want to know more about their approach to this #mooc-style course. As I cannot provide a link directly to them as they are stored in a fancy template that does not allow direct links to it (or, more likely, I do not know how to link to it!), I have copied and pasted them here:

What is Openness?

Definitions of “Open” Related to Content

Open Educational Resources

Open Pedagogy

Open Practice

  • Brian Lamb explores the possibilities of open educational practice as a re-alignment strategy in his post: Open Ends? (April, 2015)
  • Sahana Chattopadhyay discusses (in a blog post) what she (and others) call working out loud as a practice for building a shared learning network: Working Out Loud 101/Some Thoughts (May, 2015)


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Open Course Design

Continuing my recent attempts to restart my blogging (thanks again, Maha Bali, for noticing and encouraging me!), I hope to learn more about and more effectively use WordPress in my teaching (AND learning).

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  2. Hi Jeffrey:

    So sorry for the delay in replying…I have been swamped with teaching a summer course, and am only here and there catching up on reading blog posts!

    How we posted those readings is threefold tricky:

    1. We posted them on a wiki page: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Documentation:TWP2015/Readings/Week_1 (this is a stable URL you could point to!)
    2. We then used the Wiki Embed plugin to embed directly into our WP website: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wiki-embed/
    3. Then we also used an accordion shortcode to make the sections of the WP page open and close like accordions. I wish I knew how that worked, exactly. I can find out if you want!

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