WordPress is an open source tool for publishing and sharing information on the web. The Modern Language Association’s MLA Commons combines the WordPress platform with an online academic community, making the Commons an ideal place for MLA members to create, discuss, and share humanities research. Initiatives like the MLA Commons reveal the possibilities of using open source digital tools for academic projects.
As part of Open Education Week 2016, the MLA will lead an introductory WordPress workshop geared towards graduate students, faculty, and staff working in the humanities. Attendees will gain familiarity with the WordPress interface and also discuss and learn about ways they might use the platform in their academic work – be it for teaching, building a professional online presence and portfolio, or publishing and sharing scholarship.
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Contributed by: Susana Aho