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WordPress in Higher Ed:
Courses, Programs & the Future
Barish Golland
Learning Ecosystems Support & Solutions Manager
Saud...
UBC’s Learning
Technology Ecosystem:
Where WordPress fits in
WordPress/Blackboard
integration in a Large
Course
WordPress Master Blog
embedded in a Blackboard Course
WordPress “Backchannel” blog
embedded in a Blackboard Course
WordPress/Blackboard
integration patterns
WordPress/Blackboard
Program Level example
WordPress Program level Blog
embedded in a Blackboard
Course
Secondary Co-curricular Blog
with LearnDash modules
embedded in a BB Course
xAPI (experience API)
integration into LRS
(Learning Record Store)
Course Blog
xAPI
Statement
Learning Record Store
(LRS)
Student views
blog
xAPI JSON
Statement Created
(actor, verb, object...
Backend xAPI Plugin in WP
Custom built WP
Plugin that allows xAPI
statements generated
in WP to push to
specific node in L...
UBC Faculty of Arts course
blog examples
UBC’s new “Course
Spaces” – WordPress
designed for
Instructors/Students
Spaces
• New Course blog site designed for
instructors / courses
• CTLT coded plugin/theme from ground up
• Quizzing, prog...
Mobile friendly, simple user interface
Questions?
Twitter: @BarishGolland, @UBCSauderLS
Email: barish.Golland@sauder.ubc.ca
Appendix: More notes/
screenshots of Course
Spaces
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC
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WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC

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Overview of usage of WordPress for courses and programs at UBC's Sauder School of Business, including back end analytics via xAPI, as well as details on a future iteration of WordPress specific for courses called "Spaces"

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WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs and Future Plans at UBC

  1. 1. WordPress in Higher Ed: Courses, Programs & the Future Barish Golland Learning Ecosystems Support & Solutions Manager Sauder Learning Services @BarishGolland, @UBCSauderLS
  2. 2. UBC’s Learning Technology Ecosystem: Where WordPress fits in
  3. 3. WordPress/Blackboard integration in a Large Course
  4. 4. WordPress Master Blog embedded in a Blackboard Course
  5. 5. WordPress “Backchannel” blog embedded in a Blackboard Course
  6. 6. WordPress/Blackboard integration patterns
  7. 7. WordPress/Blackboard Program Level example
  8. 8. WordPress Program level Blog embedded in a Blackboard Course
  9. 9. Secondary Co-curricular Blog with LearnDash modules embedded in a BB Course
  10. 10. xAPI (experience API) integration into LRS (Learning Record Store)
  11. 11. Course Blog xAPI Statement Learning Record Store (LRS) Student views blog xAPI JSON Statement Created (actor, verb, object) xAPI Statements stored here Data Visualization via Tableau, assembled with data points from other sources Learning Analytics setup using xAPI in WordPress
  12. 12. Backend xAPI Plugin in WP Custom built WP Plugin that allows xAPI statements generated in WP to push to specific node in LRS
  13. 13. UBC Faculty of Arts course blog examples
  14. 14. UBC’s new “Course Spaces” – WordPress designed for Instructors/Students
  15. 15. Spaces • New Course blog site designed for instructors / courses • CTLT coded plugin/theme from ground up • Quizzing, progress bars, assignment submissions, modular build, note taking, handouts area, discussion forum • xAPI / LRS ready (Learning Analytics)
  16. 16. Mobile friendly, simple user interface
  17. 17. Questions? Twitter: @BarishGolland, @UBCSauderLS Email: barish.Golland@sauder.ubc.ca
  18. 18. Appendix: More notes/ screenshots of Course Spaces

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