The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

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Tuesday, June 7 • 9:00am - 10:30am
WordPress: Four Learning Experiences to Ponder (9:00 - 10:30) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 60 Participants (First-Come, First-In).

Four unique perspectives of delivering WordPress course elements will be revealed by our presenters:

  • Consider UBCs showcase of WordPress sites, enhancing student learning and instructor delivery of better/more agile content (Barish Golland)
  • Cogitate on JIBC's use of WordPress as a platform for small/short open courses, resources, and community sites (Tannis Morgan)
  • Check out a TRU conference follow-up site and learn how a novice developer stumbled into several common WordPress traps and dug himself out of them (Troy Welch)
  • Reflect on JIBC's experiences (the good and the bad) of managing WordPress sites through LearnDash (an LMS plugin) (Melanie Meyers)

Barish Golland, Manager, Learning Eco-systems Support and Solutions, University of British Columbia
Tannis Morgan, Associate Dean, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation, Justice Institute of British Columbia
Melanie Meyers, Senior Instructional Designer, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation, Justice Institute of British Columbia 
Troy Welch, Learning Innovations Developer, Thompson Rivers University

Hope Miller, Online Learning Designer/Trainer, Douglas College
Keith Webster, Instructional Designer, Royal Roads University

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Hope Miller

Learning Designer, Douglas College
Hybrid and online teaching and learning, Blackboard, Edtech blogger, SCETUG member, Open Douglas
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Keith Webster

Associate Director - Learning Technologies, Royal Roads University
I have been an educator for several decades. As an instructor in the Canadian Forces, with a brief turn as a high school teacher, becoming an educational technologist and instructional designer at the University of Victoria in 2004. I became an instructional designer at Royal Roads... Read More →

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Barish Golland

Operations Manager, Learning Technology Ecosystems, UBC Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
I get excited about finding ways to improve learning with technology that doesn't get in the way. I love using Liberating Structures to engage everyone in finding productive ways forward, enabling connection and idea flow. On the side I'm passionate about STEM in K-12 and volunteer... Read More →
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Melanie Meyers

Program Director, Justice Institute of British Columbia
Senior Instructional Designer, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI) at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC)
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Tannis Morgan

Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning & In, JIBC
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Troy Welch

Innovation Developer, Thompson Rivers University

Tuesday June 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)