Using WordPress as a Book-Writing Platform

I've had a few people ask about the writing environment I'm using for The Ivory Tower and the Open Web (introduction posted a couple of days ago). I'm writing the book entirely in WordPress, which really has matured into a terrific authoring platform. Some notes: 1) The addition of the TinyMCE WYSIWYG text-editing tools made … Continue reading Using WordPress as a Book-Writing Platform

Video: The Ivory Tower and the Open Web

Here's the video of my plenary talk "The Ivory Tower and the Open Web," given at the Coalition for Networked Information meeting in Washington in December, 2010. A general description of the talk: The web is now over twenty years old, and there is no doubt that the academy has taken advantage of its tremendous … Continue reading Video: The Ivory Tower and the Open Web

WordCamp Ed: Conference on WordPress for Education

From CHNM's Dave Lester, one of founders of THATCamp: The Humanities and Technology Camp, comes WordCamp Ed: WordCamp conferences are taking the blogging community by storm as one-day events to meet fellow WordPress users in regional communities. WordCamp Ed has been organized to specifically focus on WordPress and Education. The day-long event to take place … Continue reading WordCamp Ed: Conference on WordPress for Education

ScholarPress: WordPress Plugins for Education

As if CHNM Creative Lead Jeremy Boggs and web developer Dave Lester don't have enough to do during the day building fantastic web applications like Omeka, they have somehow managed to create a couple of incredibly useful and highly polished WordPress plugins for academia, and have launched the ScholarPress site as a hub for CHNM … Continue reading ScholarPress: WordPress Plugins for Education