Background After reading Stas’ proposal for a WordPress as LMS or course management system based on BuddyPress on the WP-Edu threads, my mind started to turn. What would I want a real WP as LMS site to look like and what features might it include? Below are the mockups that I came up with. I [...]
If you didn’t pick up on the chatter on Twitter, WPMU.org gave me great questions for our interview on using WordPress as a learning management system. See the full interview here: bit.ly/wpmuwplms —– More: Joseph Ugoretz profiles his thoughts and uses of WordPress as LMS here and here Jim Groom, the Rev himself, puts in [...]
I am thrilled to announce that I will be co-authoring an upcoming ALA TechSource Library Technology Report (LTR) on using WordPress for libraries, which will be published in the spring of 2011. Polly-Alida Farrington, my great co-author, and I have already begun the invigorating planning for this project. While this LTR will, like most LTR’s, [...]
After a highly successful foray into using WordPress as a learning management system (LMS) in the fall of 2009 (see my debrief), Michael Stephens and I continue to tweak and enhance the system for his three classes this spring in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University (GSLIS). As a quick [...]
Beginning this Fall semester, Michael Stephens and myself (Kyle Jones) began piloting an open source learning management system (LMS) built on WordPress Multi User (WPMU) and BuddyPress. This post explains our history with WPMU, the move to BuddyPress, and some of Michael’s initial thoughts on the pilot.