Information Technology

Digital Publishing: WordPress

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WordPress allows faculty and students to easily create professionally polished looking websites where course writing extends beyond the boundaries of the classroom and becomes a vibrant entity within the social media context. From online e-magazines, to social activist websites to creative writing collections, the applications for blogs are endless. More and more of the faculty are implementing WordPress blogs as a writing medium in their coursework. Faculty can request an account on the Amherst WordPress server for academic use for courses.

Check out the following Amherst College blogs:

Five College Environmental Action - SOCI 341 with Hannah Holleman

Copianodo a Manolito Gafotas - SPAN 130 with Victoria Maillo

El Periódico en Español - SPAN 135 with Maria Twardy

Beyond Shangri-La: Narratives of Tibet, East and West - ALSC 325 with Paola Zamperini