ACCS Conference of Virginia, 2008

“Don’t Call It a Blog, Call It Educational Publishing”

ACCS Conference of Virginia, March 14th, 2008

This presentation offered an alternative means of conceptualizing how university networks might approach supporting teaching and learning technologies by designing their online publishing systems around an RSS-rich aggregation system of open syndication, rather than closed repositories and Learning Management Systems (LMS) that seldom, if ever, allow or enable communication outside the walls of the course. Specifically, we described how the University of Mary Washington is using WordPress Multi-User to build an enterprise-level educational publishing platform, and how it has fundamentally transformed the online component of teaching and learning beyond the tools of the standard LMS. You can also take a look at the presentation website we created for this presentation here and/or listen to the audio from this session below.

Co-presenters:
Andy Rush, New Media Specialist, University of Mary Washington
Jerry Slezak, Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies, University of Mary Washington

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