WPCampus Online is happening now — January 30th. This is a relatively new conference (now in its third year) for WordPress users and developers who work in higher education. The event is free and completely virtual. (Check out the videos and slides from last year’s sessions for a taste.) The schedule has a nice lineup of talks that you wouldn’t normally see at a WordCamp. For example:
Nicky Agate, head of digital initiatives at the Modern Language Association, will discuss the society’s collaboration with Columbia University Libraries on CORE, or the Commons Open Repository Exchange, a Fedora plugin for WordPress/BuddyPress that enables an open-access repository to work in a socially-networked scholarly ecosystem.
I’m really pleased to see WordPress being used like this in the Open Educational Resources (#OER) movement. If you didn’t catch it live (you probably didn’t), the videos will be available for replay. [DK]