Any interest in a community focussing on educational applications for WP? (4 posts)

  1. snoogly
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hello all.

    I am considering setting up an online communtiy (WP based :-)) focussing on educational applications for WordPress. I don't just mean student/teacher blogs - I mean all the other uses WP can be put to. Maybe somewhere like this already exists - but I have yet to find it!

    I see it as a place for sharing ideas; detailed how-to's; screencasts of possible uses; discussion forum.

    Over the past year we have set up several WP installations to support our uni dept, and the hardest thing was hunting around for ideas/solutions to help solve specific issues that wouldn't arise unless WP was being stretched to do something more than blogging.

    We have built WP sites to:
    - support teachers, by allowing them to exchange supplementary resources
    - allow for online haiku-writing
    - be a directory of the DVDs in a library, and a place for students to write movie review
    - support a public speaking class. videos of speeches are uploaded, and teachers/peers offer critical feedback

    I am sure many others have built / want to build similar interactive web applications using WP, but are being frustrated by the lack of an online community to support them.

    I want to know if anyone else sees the need for this kind of online community - if so, I will go ahead and build it!

  2. jessinsd
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi snoogly. I use WP for everything and when my girlfriend needed a site for her classroom (3rd Grade Elementary) I used WP. Now a lot of the other teachers want to use it too and are asking me for advice. I would love to see a community for educational uses for WP. I think it would help a lot.

  3. AllenAvila
    Posted 9 years ago #

    There is a need allright for an education-oriented blog, It would be fine by me and other educators. I know there's a site called "Sites for Teachers", but i don't know if it's WP-based.

  4. snoogly
    Posted 9 years ago #

    OK :-)

    Over the next month or so I will start setting it up at epressing.net

    I will post news here when it is up and running!

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