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Challenge #5: Sites 2.0 (7/23-8/5)

1 reply, 2 voices Last updated by  Sara Santos 1 year, 2 months ago
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    Caitlin Duffy
    Participant
    @caitlinduffy49

    Welcome to our fifth challenge!

    Challenge #5 is shorter than previous challenges simply because I wanted to give you all the time and freedom to add content to your site. This challenge guides you through the process of adding content to your site as well as creating a plan to maintain your site into the future.

    The full details and instructions for our fifth challenge can be found on our blog.

    Use this space to share a link to your site. We want to see your brilliant creations! Tell the group about your challenges and discoveries, as well as your plans to maintain your site.

    I look forward to checking out your sites and hearing your experiences with our fifth challenge! Keep up the great work and discussion!

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    Sara Santos
    Participant
    @sarastarbucksantos

    Hello everyone!
    I’ve spent the last couple of weeks playing around with the website and trying out some of the plugins and widgets that HC WordPress offers, and added some to my website. I found the Creative Commons configurator very helpful in figuring out the different levels of protection/sharing in OA works, and I might use it in the future. I also experimented a little bit with the Google Map and Google Doc embedders and might take advantage of them in the future. But mostly I took some time to figure out what I wanted my website to be and how the system itself might help me achieve it. So my website is currently a combination of blog and project showcase, a place to share my pedagogical and research projects with a larger audience, but also to think through the ideas as they’re coming up (and before I submit them to my dissertation committee!).

    One thing that I’m becoming increasingly aware of is how un/responsive the theme I’ve picked can be (for example, some of the super cool widgets mentioned in this week’s mini-challenge aren’t available in my theme), so I might change it in the future. For now, here’s my updated website, with some new content. Enjoy!

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