WordPress is an open source tool for publishing and sharing information on the web. The Modern Language Association’s MLA Commons, like CUNY’s Academic Commons, combines the WordPress platform with an online academic community, making it an ideal place for users to create, discuss, and share research. Initiatives like MLA Commons and CUNY Academic Commons reveal the possibilities of using open source digital tools for academic projects.
As part of Open Education Week 2016, the MLA will lead introductory WordPress workshops geared towards graduate students, faculty, and staff working in the humanities. In this session at the Graduate Center, we’ll look at how the WordPress/Commons platforms, MLA’s CORE repository, and Academic Commons’ Social Paper provide unique opportunities for sharing and publishing humanities research. Attendees will gain familiarity with the WordPress interface as well as specific features that can help them promote, share, and discover scholarship.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop or device.
Space is limited, so please Register Here in advance.
This workshop is co-sponsored in part by the Futures Initiative and the GC Digital Initiatives.