[wp-edu] Pimp your sites

Joseph Ugoretz joseph.ugoretz at mhc.cuny.edu
Wed Nov 19 20:52:03 GMT 2008

At Macaulay Honors College, we've been using Wordpress for a variety of class blogs for about 5 years--with good success.

This year we rolled out WPMU for our eportfolios for students--and they're seeing a lot of use just in the past couple of months.  My original thought was that these would be used by individual students just for eportfolio-type projects, but the variety of options has exploded and we're seeing personal blogs, class blogs, teaching blogs by our tech fellows, and I'm getting ready to start a meta blog--a portfolio of portfolios--myself.

Dave was kind enough to include us on his list (thanks, Dave!), but the more direct link than the one he has is here

Joseph Ugoretz, PhD
Director of Technology and Learning
William E. Macaulay Honors College
at The City University of New York
35 West 67th St.
New York, NY 10023
212.729.2920 -- voice
917.865.1639 -- mobile
212.580.8130 -- fax
joseph.ugoretz at mhc.cuny.edu

From: Dave Lester <davelester at gmail.com>
Reply-To: <wp-edu at lists.automattic.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 11:20:59 -0500
To: <wp-edu at lists.automattic.com>
Subject: Re: [wp-edu] Pimp your sites

I recently blogged a list of 70 institutions of higher ed that are using or experimenting with WPMU (http://blog.davelester.org/2008/10/28/wordpress-multi-user-on-college-campuses/), and I've received over 20 comments suggesting additional installs and creative uses.  You may want to check that out, and I'd welcome others to add their sites and continue building the resource.

While some Higher Ed WPMU installs have flashy front-ends, there's growing interest among secondary educators using and experimenting with WordPress MU.  We have a good contingent attending WordCamp Ed DC this weekend.  Due to obvious privacy concerns given the age of their bloggers, they don't have the same public audience or packaging that an institution like UMW has (to my knowledge).  Nevertheless, they should probably be mentioned in the PDF, and I'd be interested in who's doing what out there.

Dave Lester

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 10:47 AM, Douglas Hanna <doug at automattic.com> wrote:

Great idea. As this topic develops, I'll add some of the favorites to
the showcase at WordPress.org. We have an education category over
there, but it definitely has room for expansion.

Douglas Hanna
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