Integrating WordPress with the Academic Enterprise
Panelist: Alex Chapin, Principal Curricular Technologist Middlebury College
Middlebury College is integrating its academic and administrative systems to enable the creation of curricular resources and activities across a number of platforms including WordPress, Moodle, MediaWiki and Drupal. WordPress @ Middlebury has been configured to enable it to be used for courses with plugins for assigning roles to class members, controlling access to course sites and managing media. Middlebury has also developed a theme framework for generating a wide range of themes with flexible layouts, consistent interfaces and configurable default widgets. Finally, Middlebury is developing templates for various types of sites including those for courses, projects and initiatives.