Don’t look now, for there just might be some news about WP.com and Open Education in your WordPress dashboard! Seems like the word is getting around about using WordPress for Open Education (thank you, Stephen).
What’s even better than Mark Ghosh blogging the news further and wider, is that he’s a card-carrying educational WordPresser himself:
I have personally used the various iteration of educational CMSs such as WebBoard and WebCT and they have left enough to be desired that I have come running back to my beloved WordPress and bbPress to setup private blogs and forums for use by my classmates.
Can I get an Amen?!
And as Mark’s own experience suggests, WordPress as an educational platform for publishing is not all that new. Yet, I think it’s both cool and important to watch the transition from cult realities amongst niche groups to the more widespread realization that creating your own course and making it freely available has never been simpler. But I’ll stop there, for Brian says it far better than I ever could. In fact, it appears that Mark and Brian might have a few things in to talk about when in comes to educational CMSs.