Prof Montage is a cardiologist practising in Australia. He has been teaching cardiology at the bedside for over 20 years. He's produced a series of videos to cover some of the most frequent discussions he's had on ward rounds.
So as the title of this post asks, do you think we should try and hold some sort of UK WordPress in education event? Would you be interested, would you come? There is a JISC WordPress listserv but it has very little activity. There are growing numbers of individuals and organisations using WordPress in UK education, there are annual Blackboard user meetings and Moodle meetings and although there is annual UK Wordcamp there’s not an educational event.
This plugin is a modified plugin based on a couple of other wordpress plugins – in fact my idea was to simplify and just remove features that are not needed. I created a quick Podcast on installing and using the plugin. My idea is that this could be useful in a situation with mobile labs, computer labs, or even ipads. Teacher creates a quick survey, or quick quiz, or even a formal for grade assessment. The Student can then take the quiz using an iPad quickly visit an instructors site – take a quick or survey and would get instant feedback.
If you thought WordPress was just blogging software, it’s time to take a second look. The latest version of WordPress is robust enough to help you create anything from a classroom blog to an advanced online course system complete with interactive quizzes and payment portals. Not too shabby.
Currently I’m involved in a small project of creating a website for distance learning. Having tinkered with WordPress for a while, I don’t have any second thoughts in deciding what the platform of the site should be.
David Hopkins posts a list of snippets of news he's collected from around the Internet over the last few months about WordPress, it’s ability to run as an alternative VLE/LMS/etc, and tools you can use to make it work as one.
UMatter2Us turns WordPress into a web-based learning management system (LMS). The primary motivation behind this effort is the perceived deficiency of existing tools, e.g. Blackboard, for the effective creation of a learner-centered classroom environment.