WordCamp Denver 2015
Moved to CO for this:
Live in Boulder now
Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach
Researcher & developer: 2010 - 2013
State of things:
New Project, New Opportunities
Online collaborative space for:
Teachers, Researchers, Students
UX/UI Spectrum Experience/Challenges
Steep learning curve, (probably) crappy UI & UX
Super-customizable, feature rich. Only tech-savvy people please!
Super simple, beautiful UI. Easy to use.
Frustratingly simple, not enough customization.
Advantages/disadvantages of WordPress:
Research existing tech
Tries to solves ease of use / UI problem
SmartPost Video Demo
Leverage Plugins for better UX
Registration Plus Redux
Give your users (students, teachers) purpose
Nice UI isn't enough
Students can vote on each other's submissions:
Use multi-site for rapid prototyping
Tufts CEEO sites using WP
Over 1,400 sessions/mo just for Dr. E's
More than ~10 countries involved
1. Know your users. Make it easy for them to use your site.
2. Give users (teachers & students) purpose & incentive.
3. Use plugins & existing features to expedite dev of your site.
4. Use the WordPress community to expand your knowledge-base.
WordPress in Education: Tufts University
By Rafi Yagudin