Make Connections

WordPress makes a lot of dreams come true.  But it's not the magic bullet. The WordPress community is. Yesterday, the ever-inspiring Sue-Anne Sweeney (@MadonnaUAging) showed me this Tedx video by Barbara Sher.  She makes a powerful point. It's not bad attitude or some other supposed personal character weakness that keeps you from your dreams. It's … Continue reading Make Connections

WPCampus Online – Ten Plus Ways to Teach With WordPress, a.k.a Open Education

Please join me today at the first WPCampus Online conference. It's free. If you're involved with higher education you'll find it helpful - regardless of whether you're experienced or new to WordPress.   I'll be talking about examples of using WordPress to engage students and create an open education.  Here's the full description: All times … Continue reading WPCampus Online – Ten Plus Ways to Teach With WordPress, a.k.a Open Education

Running Errands for Open Learning Ideas

This is my presentation for Open Ed 2016 in Richmond, VA.   It's kind of a progress report on the LCC Open Learning Lab project.  It's very much a work-in-progress (the Lab project, not the presentation).   Assuming the universe cooperates, I'll follow-up on this posting of the slides with a few long-form posts explaining … Continue reading Running Errands for Open Learning Ideas

Coming Out Party for OpenLCC

So the journey that started with creating this blog back in 2008 is taking another big step.  Today I'm launching and announcing the OpenLCC network (openlcc.net).  Let me retrace a few steps and explain. I started this blog with two purposes: teach myself what this "blogging" bru-ha-ha was all about and to see if putting … Continue reading Coming Out Party for OpenLCC

Building a Community of Academics Using Multi-Sites & Multi-Networks – WordCamp A2 2014

I'm speaking this Saturday, Oct 4, 2104, at WordCamp Ann Arbor 2014.  Here's the teaser from the schedule: In developing an online voice, higher education faculty face many challenges and a distinct lack of institutional support. Yet there is an enormous opportunity to improve student learning, improve faculty productivity, and reduce costs for faculty through … Continue reading Building a Community of Academics Using Multi-Sites & Multi-Networks – WordCamp A2 2014

10 Things I Learned At WordCamp This Summer

I'm speaking at the Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup, Sept 21, 2014, and shockingly, I've got my slide deck ready well before time! Links for more info:. Brute Protect:  https://bruteprotect.com/ WP Multi-Networks Plugin:  https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-multi-network/ Future of WordPress Updates:  http://wordpress.tv/2014/06/30/andrew-nacin-advanced-topics-in-wordpress-development/ http://make.wordpress.org/core/2013/10/25/the-definitive-guide-to-disabling-auto-updates-in-wordpress-3-7/ P2 theme:  http://wordpress.org/themes/p2 API-JSON:  http://wptavern.com/json-rest-api-slated-for-wordpress-4-1-release Desktop Server from ServerPress:  http://serverpress.com/products/desktopserver/ WordPress Philosophy:  http://wordpress.org/about/philosophy/ ChalkPress: Making Presentations … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned At WordCamp This Summer