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  1. ubernaut

    I can’t help but think there is going to be some confusion between WordCamp US and WordCampus.

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  2. gdanmitchell

    As a long-time higher education faculty member and developer of an early campus website (mid-1990s) who despises many of the built-for-higher-ed content management systems and who uses wordpress extensively… I’ll just say that I think this sounds like a fine idea.

    Right now it is difficult to get traction on behalf of wordpress with campus IT folks, who don’t understand wordpress, much less how to use it in an academic context. They tend to write it off as some kind of funky blogging tool, and they believe that the expensive commercial products are the only viable tools.

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    • Curtiss

      We are making headway, though. There are a lot of IT folks that are starting to recognize the power of WordPress, and there are even more Marketing/Communications folks that are WP evangelists & are exerting their own power to get things done. It’s impressive just how many schools are using WordPress, and in just how many ways they’re using it.

      The schools run the gamut from small private colleges to large universities, they’re using it as the institution-wide CMS, as the CMS for individual departments, as an LMS, as a blogging system, as an app API, as course textbooks, as student portals/commons and more.

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  3. Jeffrey

    It will be a long way to go for WordPress to enter Higher Ed.

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    • Curtiss

      You do realize, of course, that WordPress is used in a huge number of various ways at a large contingent of colleges & universities throughout the world, right? I hope you also realize that quite a few of the most popular plugins for WordPress (and the most popular plugins for enterprise usage in WP) were developed within higher ed, too.

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