WordPress for Education

NMCA Workshop

The NMC Academy is proud to offer NMCA Workshops as part of its catalog. NMCA Workshops may be held online or face-to-face. They are designed to be a full or half-day event. Registration for the workshop is required to earn credit.

This workshop is being held at an event:
2015 NMC Summer Conference
06/09/2015 - 06/11/2015
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center 5000 Seminary Road Alexandria, VA 22311
NMCA Workshop Schedule:
06/09/2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM EDT
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On campuses around the NMC, WordPress continues to emerge as a flexible platform for learning management and discussion courses, alternate models to course and program organization, and web publication and prototyping. Hear from experienced developers and tech leaders at the NMC and Abilene Christian University about planning and setting up WordPress for a course or a campus. The workshop will provide a practice WordPress installation and hands-on instruction with common approaches to badging, plugins, and custom themes. You’ll be ready to launch your own site by the end of the session.

Wordpress for Education

Interest Level:
 Tuesday 9th of June 2015 01:00 PM — 04:00 PM EDT
Session Type Session Pathway Audience Skill
Preconference Workshop Online and Hybrid Learning Innovation  technical  beginner


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Gordon Jackson

Gordon Jackson is proud to serve as The New Media Consortium’s CTO. At the NMC, Gordon is responsible for all technical assets, development, and budget. Prior to joining the team in 2013, Gordon worked in a variety of industries over 15 years. He was a key manager for R.R. Donnelly’s cloud adoption, designed a full media service for a division of News Corporation, and led all technical aspects of a global e-Commerce website at Calumet Photographic. Gordon holds a B.M. and an M.A. in music performance from Eastern Illinois University.
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Kyle Dickson
Abilene Christian University

Kyle Dickson directs the AT&T Learning Studio at ACU, enabling students and faculty to craft media messages for a global audience. Since 2005 he has worked with the Adams Center for Teaching and Learning to support innovative faculty in podcasting, course blogging, and mobile learning. Presentations and workshops include EDUCAUSE, ELI, NMC, SITE, and the Handheld Learning Conference with a range of consulting in mobile learning in Higher Ed, K-12 and summer workshops in Abilene sponsored by AT&T and NGLC.
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Jonathan Finkelstein

Jonathan Finkelstein is founder and CEO of Credly, creator of the Open Credit digital credential framework, and director of the open source BadgeOS project. Together these platforms have enabled thousands of organizations to recognize and reward skills and achievement. As founder of LearningTimes, Jonathan’s work has helped hundreds of mission-driven organizations produce and launch innovative online programs, products and platforms that have impacted the lives of millions of learners. Jonathan is author of Learning in Real Time (Wiley), contributing author to The Digital Museum (AAM), and co-author of a report for the US Department of Education on the potential for digital badges. Jonathan is a frequent speaker on digital credentials, open badges and the future of learning and workforce development. The son of two New York City public school teachers, Jonathan graduated with honors from Harvard University.