Since 2007, faculty and students at Abilene Christian University have focused on the impact of mobile devices on learning, in and out of the classroom. One early limitation was the reluctance of learning management systems to see mobile computing as a viable platform, so we turned to WordPress as an alternative LMS.
To be successful, the solution needed to allow mobile users to be producers as well as recipients of course content. The presentation will look at several aspects of our WordPress deployment, including campus portal integration, mobile access through WPtouch, and a custom Post by Email system linking Gmail and Postie.
Blogs are not new tools, but coupled with the mobile capabilities of students and faculty, the ACU Blogs program has inspired new approaches to familiar teaching challenges.