Building a Network of Public School Websites on a Public School Budget

There are countless examples of individual PreK-12 and Higher Education teachers and professors using WordPress for course websites, along with a long list of institutions that use it as a universal platform for their staff to share course information and resources. Some universities and districts have large IT and web development departments or may use outside developers. But can a school district or college with a lean IT/web department and even leaner budget still implement a reliable, professional, and effective WordPress infrastructure for course websites? In this session, we will look at guiding philosophies and specific ways in which educational technologists can use WordPress Multisite and a series of plugins and customizations to accomplish these goals.