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Let’s  Interrupt  the  Disruption
With  Something  AWESOME
How WordPress can save Higher Ed
Maria Erb
University of Portla...
Landscape
Wednesday, August 14, 13
15Years AgoWednesday, August 14, 13
Today
my ofFice
my awesome
campus my awesome
coworkers
my reasonable
faculty load
my personal
development
budget
My
credit...
“In 50 years, there will only
be 10 institutions in the
world delivering higher
education
-Sebastian Thrun
Co-founder, CEO...
Online Learning
Wednesday, August 14, 13
Choices, Choices
Wednesday, August 14, 13
Hmmm
user friendly
awesome UI/UX
affordable
has been around for 10 years
Wednesday, August 14, 13
We’re used to Crappy
Wednesday, August 14, 13
WordPress up frontWednesday, August 14, 13
Make Me Smile
Wednesday, August 14, 13
So Much Training
Wednesday, August 14, 13
Keep OL in-house
Wednesday, August 14, 13
faculty + creative team
Wednesday, August 14, 13
UI = Everything
Wednesday, August 14, 13
The End of Meh?
Wednesday, August 14, 13
$69 MillionWednesday, August 14, 13
Wednesday, August 14, 13
Udacity
Wednesday, August 14, 13
ds106.us
Wednesday, August 14, 13
water106.net/main
Wednesday, August 14, 13
Wednesday, August 14, 13
Big Data
Wednesday, August 14, 13
curation tools
Wednesday, August 14, 13
Maria Erb
erb@up.edu
@erbfarm
wordpress.up.edu/erb
Wednesday, August 14, 13
Talking Points
Can this happen?
What would it take to make it happen?
Will you be part of it?
Who should head up this effo...
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  1. 1. Let’s  Interrupt  the  Disruption With  Something  AWESOME How WordPress can save Higher Ed Maria Erb University of Portland @erbfarm Wednesday, August 14, 13
  2. 2. Landscape Wednesday, August 14, 13
  3. 3. 15Years AgoWednesday, August 14, 13
  4. 4. Today my ofFice my awesome campus my awesome coworkers my reasonable faculty load my personal development budget My credit card a./k/a Mecrappy cube stinky basement ridiculous Wednesday, August 14, 13
  5. 5. “In 50 years, there will only be 10 institutions in the world delivering higher education -Sebastian Thrun Co-founder, CEO Udacity Wednesday, August 14, 13
  6. 6. Online Learning Wednesday, August 14, 13
  7. 7. Choices, Choices Wednesday, August 14, 13
  8. 8. Hmmm user friendly awesome UI/UX affordable has been around for 10 years Wednesday, August 14, 13
  9. 9. We’re used to Crappy Wednesday, August 14, 13
  10. 10. WordPress up frontWednesday, August 14, 13
  11. 11. Make Me Smile Wednesday, August 14, 13
  12. 12. So Much Training Wednesday, August 14, 13
  13. 13. Keep OL in-house Wednesday, August 14, 13
  14. 14. faculty + creative team Wednesday, August 14, 13
  15. 15. UI = Everything Wednesday, August 14, 13
  16. 16. The End of Meh? Wednesday, August 14, 13
  17. 17. $69 MillionWednesday, August 14, 13
  18. 18. Wednesday, August 14, 13
  19. 19. Udacity Wednesday, August 14, 13
  20. 20. ds106.us Wednesday, August 14, 13
  21. 21. water106.net/main Wednesday, August 14, 13
  22. 22. Wednesday, August 14, 13
  23. 23. Big Data Wednesday, August 14, 13
  24. 24. curation tools Wednesday, August 14, 13
  25. 25. Maria Erb erb@up.edu @erbfarm wordpress.up.edu/erb Wednesday, August 14, 13
  26. 26. Talking Points Can this happen? What would it take to make it happen? Will you be part of it? Who should head up this effort? What resources would we need? Major obstacles What else? Wednesday, August 14, 13
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