WordPress for hosting and describing learning resources<br />Reflections from UKOER Delores and other projects.Phil Barker...
Background: Delores<br />Delivering Open Educational Resources for Engineering Design.<br />Static and dynamic collections...
Delores systems<br />
Hosting & description reqs for static collection<br />Hold copy of resource?<br />Metadata: title, description, authors, o...
Idea: use WordPress<br />One blog post per resource (if required, can attach resources that are single files)<br />Gives b...
Idea: use WordPress<br />We’re not the only/first people to have an idea along these lines...<br />
Similar ideas<br />Oxford’s Triton Project (also a UKOER phase 2 collection project)<br />Politics Inspires blog<br />Regu...
http://politicsinspires.org/<br />
Similar ideas<br />Edinburgh University’s OpenMed<br /> .... more later<br />
Similar ideas<br />CETIS<br />Exploring the idea for disseminating our own publications<br />Not available yet <br />
Similar ideas<br />Scriblio (formerly WPopac)<br />Wordpress theme<br />open source CMS and OPAC with faceted searching an...
Hosting & description reqs for static collection<br />Hold copy of resource?<br />Metadata: title, description, authors, o...
Hosting & description capability of WordPress<br />Hold copy of resource<br />Metadata: title, description, authors, origi...
Customisation<br />In our case these are not properties of the WP post:<br />Author, origin, date, licence, resource type<...
Delores Selections<br />http://www.icbl.hw.ac.uk/delores/selections/<br />Delores project<br />http://deloresoer.wordpress...
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  1. 1. WordPress for hosting and describing learning resources<br />Reflections from UKOER Delores and other projects.Phil Barker<br />http://www.icbl.hw.ac.uk/~phil<br />
  2. 2. Background: Delores<br />Delivering Open Educational Resources for Engineering Design.<br />Static and dynamic collections of university-level OERs and other openly available resources relevant to Engineering Design.<br />ICBL, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University<br />Innovative Design & Manufacturing Research Centre, University of Bath<br />HE Academy / JISC UKOER phase 2 project<br />
  3. 3. Delores systems<br />
  4. 4. Hosting & description reqs for static collection<br />Hold copy of resource?<br />Metadata: title, description, authors, origin, date, subject classification, licence, resource type<br />Embed preview<br />Allow comments?<br />Good web presence & participation<br />RSS feeds<br />Embedded metadata<br />Flexibility<br />Easy to use & maintain, familiar<br />Exportable metadata??<br />
  5. 5. Idea: use WordPress<br />One blog post per resource (if required, can attach resources that are single files)<br />Gives basic description & web presence<br />WP handles author, date, title. + tags and topics for classification<br />Extensions for metadata & additional functionality<br />
  6. 6. Idea: use WordPress<br />We’re not the only/first people to have an idea along these lines...<br />
  7. 7. Similar ideas<br />Oxford’s Triton Project (also a UKOER phase 2 collection project)<br />Politics Inspires blog<br />Regular short scholarly posts and commentaries released as OER <br />Learning pathways drawing together sets of quality controlled OER material <br />Thematic collections dynamically generated channels to learning <br />http://openspires.oucs.ox.ac.uk/triton/about/<br />http://politicsinspires.org/<br />
  8. 8. http://politicsinspires.org/<br />
  9. 9. Similar ideas<br />Edinburgh University’s OpenMed<br /> .... more later<br />
  10. 10.
  11. 11. Similar ideas<br />CETIS<br />Exploring the idea for disseminating our own publications<br />Not available yet <br />
  12. 12.
  13. 13. Similar ideas<br />Scriblio (formerly WPopac)<br />Wordpress theme<br />open source CMS and OPAC with faceted searching and browsing features based on WordPress. <br />project of Plymouth State University<br />http://about.scriblio.net/<br />
  14. 14. Hosting & description reqs for static collection<br />Hold copy of resource?<br />Metadata: title, description, authors, origin, date, subject classification, licence, resource type<br />Embed preview<br />Allow comments?<br />Good web presence & participation<br />RSS feeds<br />Embedded metadata<br />Flexibility<br />Easy to use & maintain, familiar<br />Exportable metadata??<br />
  15. 15. Hosting & description capability of WordPress<br />Hold copy of resource<br />Metadata: title, description, authors, origin, date, subject classification, licence, resource type<br />Embed preview<br />Allow comments?<br />Good web presence & participation<br />RSS feeds<br />Embedded metadata<br />Flexibility<br />Easy to use & maintain, familiar<br />Exportable metadata??<br />
  16. 16. Customisation<br />In our case these are not properties of the WP post:<br />Author, origin, date, licence, resource type<br />Use WP “custom fields”<br />Adapt theme so that these are displayed <br />Plugin/theme? So that they are in RSS feed (yet to do)<br />
  17. 17. Delores Selections<br />http://www.icbl.hw.ac.uk/delores/selections/<br />Delores project<br />http://deloresoer.wordpress.com/<br />header image cropped from Ford 6.8 sohc 3v triton v10 engine cutaway by Shannon Ramos. Licence: cc:by-nc<br />

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