Digital Brown Bag: Teaching with WordPress and Knight Lab
WordPress is more than a website builder: utilized as a content management system, it provides rich pedagogical opportunities. In this Digital Brown Bag, we will explore some of the teaching applications of WordPress in conjunction with Knight Lab’s Timeline and StoryMap. Using a sample classroom project from the Spring 2019 Duke undergraduate course “Victorian Fiction and Novel Theory,” we will discuss the process of designing a WordPress project: considering learning objectives and goals; conceiving the project; formulating the relationship between the project and the rest of the course content; choosing a platform and learning technological skills; writing assignments; training students on software; troubleshooting and revising during the course of the project; and assessing student work. Additionally, we will discuss reported student and instructor experiences of conducting such a project. This session is led by Emma Davenport (Ph.D. candidate, English).
Digital Brown Bags (hosted by Duke LIbraries' Digital Scholarship & Publishing Services) are informal presentations and talks with Duke faculty or grad students about their digital project work, with the goal of making digital project work more familiar and possible. All are welcome! Registration is encouraged but not required.
Co-Director, ScholarWorks: A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries; and Head, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Services at Duke University Libraries
Contact me for questions related to planning and managing projects (firstname.lastname@example.org) or drop-by Open Studio (Tuesdays 1:30-3:00 PM, Murthy Digital Studio in Bostock Library).