[This is truly a placeholder. I did a session at WordCamp Montréal and have been using this post to share slides and other relevant information.]
BuddyPress, the social network based on WordPress, is becoming more and more common in academic environments where it is used for organization, communication and learning. In this discussion we will go beyond the practical and into the human side of things to consider what effects social software might be having in the world of academia. Can we use our tools to get people to think differently? Does the use of open tools help bring openness to the context where they are used? Are BuddyPress and WordPress the best tools for the job? This talk will take the form of a guided discussion including the entire audience.
(Apologies for the poor sound quality. It was recorded directly from the mixing board used in the PA system, but I wasn’t able to set the recording in the way I should have.)
Me, Myself, and I
- Alexandre Enkerli (enkerli) on Twitter.
- enkerli, Laval, Qc – Gravatar Profile.
- Alexandre Enkerli – Informal Ethnographer.
Key People in the BuddyPress-Edu Sphere
- Mario tout de go.
- The Corkboard | Sharing knowledge in an open world.
- Teleogistic / Boone Gorges.
- Stas Sușcov Journal | Venice may fall….
- open thinking.
From LMS to BuddyPress to ScholarPress
- Moodle.org: open-source community-based tools for learning.
- Lafayette College Redesign | Viget Four Labs Blog.
- Site de MV Official Website | Accueil.
- Ma présentation au WordCamp Montréal | Mario tout de go.
- Piloting BuddyPress as a LMS | The Corkboard.
- Debriefing BuddyPress-Enabled Classes at Tame The Web | The Corkboard.
- Enhancing WordPress-as-LMS | The Corkboard.
- Classes.tametheweb.com — Home.
- EDST 499K | Home.
- Bring ScholarPress into BuddyPress « Stas on WordPress.com.
- GSoC, BuddyPress, and SP Courseware | The Corkboard.
- A WordPress as LMS Mockup | The Corkboard.
- BuddyPress.org | Community/groups | BuddyPress ScholarPress Courseware | Home.
- scholarpress’s buddypress-courseware at master – GitHub.
- BuddyPress Courseware User Handbook.
- Tenured Radical: Journal-isms: What Would It Take To Reform Scholarly Publishing?.
- Why Academics Should Blog : Hugh McGuire.
- Teaching Anthropology: Teaching Naked: Another one of those nothing new here movements.
- Rethinking College Tenure – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com.
Key BuddyPress Features for Education and Academia
- Low-stakes writing
- Hosted Microblogging
- Link Sharing
- À la StatusNet/Tumblr
- Constructivist strategies
- Social network
- Latent function of formal education
- Social networking for career and life
- Teaching tools
- Anciliary material
- Walled garden
- Beyond institution
- Lifelong Learning
- Personal Learning Network