- Pedagogy and the Class Blog-Mark Sample shares a simple rubric and discussed how assessment can drive participation in a course blog using WordPress.
- Vanderbilt's Centre for Teaching shares a resource resource on course blogging, discussion boards, assessment and student expectations about technology and learning.
- 'Narrate, Curate, Share': How Blogging Can Catalyze Learning Description by Gardner Cambell about some of the ways and reasons for using blogs in teaching and learning.
- Feed WordPress 101 - the Basics
- Students to Do the Reading: Pre-Class Quizzes on Wordpress - an older post from Derek Bruff on using WP comments as pre-class quizzes
- How To Use WordPress As A Learning Management System - Long overview (somewhat vendor-ish) article on using WordPress as an LMS]
- 10 Ways to Use Blogs in Teaching and Learning from UMW Overview from the University of Mary Washington about ways of using blogs in teaching and learning. Includes some great examples.
- WordPress and Accessibility This post from the Chronicle of Higher Education, discusses ways of making your WordPress course or blog site more accessible. This is an important consideration when teaching with WordPress .
- Password Protecting PDFs on Course Blogs: nice how to from Mark Sample at Davidson College.
- Using Wordpress for Educational ePortfolios Guide to setting up an educational ePortfolio using WordPress
Assessing Your Open Course
- Stephen Downes' Evaluating a MOOC. In reference to assessing the success of a MOOC, Downes poses questions about process (does it satisfy criteria for successful networks: autonomy, diversity, openness, and interactivity?) and outcomes (Did the MOOC as a whole produce some new insight, or recognize some new phenomenon in its area of study? ).