Domain 5: Training delivery
WordPress is an online tool that lets us create and manage a weblog. In general, and like a website, this tool allows to create and share information online, simply and quickly. With this technology is possible to represent ideas / content under various ways (text, image, sound, video) and make connections to the outside with hyperlinks.
Weblogs can be created and maintained by a single individual (personal weblogs) or by a group of people who share common interests (collective weblogs). There is a huge diversity of weblogs, according the purpose, content and target public.
The vast majority of weblogs have two complementary tools: the comments tool, that allows readers to add comments to the content (posts) published by the author; and the trackback, that allows posts to be referenced on other weblogs, making it easier to share and exchange of information.
Blogs have been widely used as digital information sharing vehicles, enabling the disclosure of a variety of subjects. Becoming an online content producer is something that is available to anyone with ideas to share.
In an educational and training context, it is a useful tool for the construction of activities characterized by dialogue and reciprocity
(collaborative learning). In that way it can be a adequate pedagogical strategy to promote and foster the feeling of virtual community around the group of trainees.
It could be also a good way to show and share the learning activities and the work done by the participants during a training course.
To create and manage content with WordPress (authors’ view) it is necessary to have an email account with which the user must make its registration first.
The weblog content can be viewed (readers’ view) through any device with Internet access (desktop computer, tablet or smartphone).
The use of WordPress is free. However, depending on the type of contract, there may be some features that require payment.
A mobile application is freely available in the case we want to create and manage content with more flexibility.
The user’s personal account may be public or private. Before of its use it is fundamental to verify the Privacy and Security Policy of the WordPress service.
Published posts may be open to visitors’ comments if the author allows it.
Images and other published content must be free of copyright and properly referenced. The user can always delete all the information published on the weblog.