Speaker: Will Engle, Novak Rogic, and Scott McMillan
UBC has developed a rich web publishing framework that enables open sharing and republishing for scholarly communication, academic collaboration, and teaching and learning applications. Powered by WordPress and MediaWiki open source software, UBC Blogs, UBC CMS, and the UCB Wiki serve close to 10,000 users and significantly contribute to UBC’s rich publishing landscape. This session will explore the technical, governance, support, and informational architecture aspects of this DIY framework. It will also examine how UBC faculty, students and staff are using the framework to advance teaching and learning, open communication, and scholarly collaboration.
Will Engle is a MLIS student at UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. He works for the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC, where he is focused on creating organizational and structural support for the UBC Wiki.
Novak Rogic is UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology’s Web Strategist. He leads web projects that emphasize content sharing and republishing.
Scott McMillan administers and does backend development for UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s CMS, Blogs and Wiki projects. He also assists in testing out new technologies for CTLT.