- We may not have been the first to host blogs and wikis as campus services, but we're in the mix... And we have the scars to prove it.
- Brian was there when EduPunk was born. A date with Jim Groom at Freddy's (a bar which is slated for destruction, to make room for a stadium)
- Bavatuesdays, The Glass Bees - "Corporations are selling us back our ideas, innovations, and visions for an exorbitant price. I want them all back, and I want them now!"
Notable blogs featured on home page of the site
- Courseblogs such as: http://blogs.ubc.ca/etec522/, http://blogs.ubc.ca/etec540sept09/, http://blogs.ubc.ca/span365/, http://blogs.ubc.ca/libr551/
- UBC Blogsquad - partnering with Student Services
- The Library is of course doing great things...
We're going full-blown CMS baby!
You can setup your UBC site in minutes. We support UBC's common look and feel as a theme. Partnering with Public Affairs and IT on delivering a UBC-wide CMS.
Some of our sites:
http://leap.ubc.ca, http://celc.sites.olt.ubc.ca/, http://chcm.ubc.ca/, http://earlylearning.ubc.ca/, http://act.elearning.ubc.ca/, http://strategicplan.ubc.ca/, http://aboriginal.sites.olt.ubc.ca/ (private, in development), http://thischangedmypractice.com/
- assemble new image sets, or even games based on this framework: see the discussion
Mostly developed by wider WordPress community, but at least some bits of custom code
- CWL authentication
And a fairly wide array of plugins (our admin is very good at monitoring their effects on system performance)
- CWL authentication
- private, standalone sites available HLWiki
- Wiki Ink plugin: http://frg.sites.olt.ubc.ca/ - gets its content from this wiki; not to mention this wiki into this page. WikiEmbed.
- Extensions include WikiBooks
- Namespaces for courses, documentation, etc... Along with categories. Feedback?
- "transclusion" - or chunking page content into tiny wiki bits (don't call them objects, please) example
Let's count the Edupunk vs Enterprise dilemmas that Novak and Brian argue about:
- Setup, maintenance - easy to do, not so easy to do well... economies of scale need to be thought through
- Integration (we love UBC's central IT, we love VM, we love CWL)
- What do the pieces do? (MW as resource management vs WP as presentation tool,...)
- Complexity and structure vs being light-weight and user-friendly
- buy-in, support and training (EduPunk cred ain't enough)
- stats and reporting: who is using it? for what? Critical for making the case for the importance of service, determining trends.
- more here: Novak's post
- Integration with BuddyPress to offer more personalization, interaction on multiple levels (friends, forums, blogs, groups) example at http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/
- Jeff Miller, David Vogt, David Porter pushing boundaries with BuddyPress as LMS