2009 Canadian e-Learning Conference Program

WordPress in Education – Better, Stronger, Faster

Session Title: WordPress in Education – Better Stronger Faster

Time & Date: 9:50 A.M. – 10:35 A.M., Friday, June 19, 2009

Location: Rm. 182, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC)

Session Description: A follow up to a session on “Using WordPress in Education” that was held prior to Northern Voice 2009 (still in progress notes at http://wiki.ubc.ca/WordCampNotes). We’re not totally sure *exactly* what it will entail yet, hopefully some productive problem solving and discussions of ways in which WordPress can be used, but there was no shortage of participants at the first one (30+ people representing six BC public post-secondaries). This is very much positioned as a follow on and community building exercise, but in no way meant to exclude folks who weren’t at the first one.

Conference Stream: Open, Connected, & Social

Session Format: Paper Jam

Co-Presenter: Scott Leslie

Co-Presenter Bio: Scott Leslie is the Manager of Shareable Online Learning Resources for BCcampus. Additionally, he blogs on edtech issues at http://www.edtechpost.ca/wordpress/.

Co-Presenter: Brian Lamb

Co-Presenter Bio: Brian Lamb is Manager, Emerging Technologies and Digital Content for UBC’s Office of Learning Technology. He also teaches a course on “Text Technologies: The Changing Spaces of Reading and Writing” for UBC’s Master of Educational Technology program. He mutters ill-tempered observations on social learning, open education, disruptive technologies and other such things on his weblog, Abject Learning.

Co-Presenter: Grant Potter

Co-Presenter Bio: Grant Potter is the e-Learning Coordinator with the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology at the University of Northern British Columbia.

Grant leverages existing and emerging technologies to extend the potential of UNBC courses through seminars for faculty dealing with adoption, facilitation, and best practices when employing educational technologies.

Grant is an active contributor to a number of open-source software projects and currently engaged in research and development of networked platforms enabling user-generated simulations and immersive virtual worlds.

Grant blogs on educational technology and hardware hackery at http://networkeffects.ca.

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