The College of William and Mary is now running WordPress Multi-User for its blogging platform, and these forward thinking mavens are even hosting it externally, very cool!
I just wish they would open up the comments on the front page so I could tell them as much. The comments are, indeed, open — my bad.
Which makes me wonder how many other universities, colleges and K-12 organizations are using WPMu on their campuses. Mario A. Núñez Molina put together a great list about six months ago that I re-blogged here, and I am sure it has grown since, anyone out there know of other schools that have seen the light? More than that, isn’t it time we started pooling our resources more regularly and get a clearer sense of the community so that we can work through this stuff together?
You can add Baruch College, CUNY to the list. We’re getting ready to make it public but WPMu is up and running on a Baruch server. We’re going to start publicizing it to faculty after our IT conference later this month where we will demonstrate it. We’ll start going after students later this spring.
We’re piloting WPMU at Suffolk University in Boston and it has really taken off. I have to thank you for all you’ve done blogging about WPMU at UMW! You’ve been an invaluable resource! The innovation and creativity happening at UMW Blogs has been our inspiration,
I hope we can connect in the near future, and thanks again!
Wow, Michelle –how cool! I would love to see your WPmu install (I know I need help, so please forgive me.) And more and more, I think the whole lot of use should start sharing and talking about this stuff. because as much as I blog about the tech here, it would be just as cool to start imagining it in regards to the teaching.
I really appreciate the comment and kind words, and I have to say that it is all the other folks at UMW’s DTLT, not to mention the unbelievable life blood that are the students and faculty, that made this whole thing a relative success — and it sounds like you are having similar “problems” at Suffolk -which is very good for you. I hope we do connect quite soon too!
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I’m piloting a WPMU project at Smith College, with only a few blogs so far, but it’s been very exciting.
I totally agree with the post & commenters that coming together as WPMU admins could be really useful!
I think I am going to make a post sometime soon about this community, and I’ll probably target e-mails at people at a variety of schools that are using WPMu. Your neighbor at UMass Amherst has done some great stuff with WPMu as well, and a lot of their documentation is online: http://www.oit.umass.edu/blogs/index.html
it is exciting to think so many colleges and universities are offering such a publishing platform for their students and faculty, and as you may have guessed, I think it marks a new moment in thinking through LMSs, regardless of any one application. I just like WordPress 😉