Examples from other universities WordPressMU is much more than just a blogging tool. Here are some examples of WordPress sites being used for teaching and learning at other universities:
Course homepage/administration tool
WordPress can function as the central course administrative tool for faculty to share syllabi and other course materials, conduct course discussions, and collect students’ work.
UMW Blogs: Asian American Literature
Students Blogging on a Global Forum: World Cup and World Politics WordPress site: World Cup and World Politics
Site Administrator: Laurent Dubois, Professor of History and Romance Studies
Course: Cultural Anthropology 180: World Cup and World Politics
According to the site’s About page, the World Cup and World Politics site provides a place for:
“commentators, including students in the Duke University class “World Cup and World Politics” to post thoughts, ...
Posting and Sharing Audio: Stories of Medicine WordPress site: Stories of Medicine (note: this blog is private to group members only)
Site Administrator: Gretchen Case, Thompson Writing Program Lecturing Fellow
Course: Writing 20: Oral History and the Stories of Medicine
Case’s students “conducted oral history interviews with physicians and other medical providers in the communities surrounding Duke.” Students recorded interviews on iPods, converted them into ...
Using WordPress for Simple Course Management: The Body in/on the Market WordPress site: The Body in/on the Market
Site Administrator: Keith Wilhite, Lecturing Fellow, Thompson Writing Program
Course: Writing 20
Keith Wilhite’s site for his Writing 20 course “The Body in/on the Market” provides a good example of using a WordPress site as a lightweight alternative to using a more robust course management tool (ex: Blackboard). Wilhite used the ...
Team Websites: Organizations and Global Competitiveness WordPress site: Organizations and Global Competitiveness
Site Administrator: Gary Gereffi, Professor of Sociology
Course: Sociology 142
In Gary Gereffi’s Organizations and Global Competitiveness course engages students in a “team project experience in designing and evaluating research connected to contemporary global issues.” In the past, these team projects have been presented as standard, HTML websites developed after several ...