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Web Governance

Duration: 55:40

When we talk about WordPress in higher ed, we often talk about technology—themes and plugins, server configurations, etc. But at some point, the developers have to let go and the content creators take over. In higher ed, that brings with it a whole new set of challenges.

This episode features WPCampus members Brian DeConinck, Jen McFarland, and Shelley Keith. Shelley is the Director of Digital Communications at University of Mary Washington, and she presented at the 2016 WPCampus conference on the topic: “We Don’t Need No Education: Web Governance Through On-Demand Online Training.”

The slides from Shelley’s presentation and the training materials she has produced for UMW are available for public viewing and reuse at your institution. For more discussion around web governance, you can join Shelley’s Facebook group.

Episode Audio

Brian DeConinck

I build custom themes and plugins for NC State University's Office of Information Technology, and I help maintain campus WordPress environments and advise clients on content best practices. I'm always excited to talk about universal design, accessibility, usability, and designing with compassion and empathy. I host the WPCampus Podcast, where I get to talk about all those things and more!

Jen Riehle McFarland

  • Web Services Coordinator, NC State University
  • @ncsumarit

Jen is a member of the Design & Web Services team in NC State's central IT unit. She does training, support, maintenance, billing, and occasionally something fun with design and/or dev. You can hear Jen as color commentary to "help" Brian DeConinck on the WPCampus podcast. Tweet me on the twitters: @ncsumarit.