This little project is the result of both a new need for my Fall 2017 CMPT-363 Course Hub (notice the Paul’s Web Pick of the Week in the sidebar) and wanting to create an example illustrating how Grav natively supports custom content page types and modular content.
While I’ve been in ‘heads-down’ mode with my SFU CMPT 363 User Interface Design course for the start of the Fall term, I thought I would share here news of my most recent Grav open education project!
Grav Open Publishing Space Space with Git Sync is designed to publish, share and collaboratively edit Markdown-based content using the modern flat-file Grav CMS.
Figure 1. Open Publishing Space
I’ve been once again feverishly working in the open on the Fall 2017 Course Hub (built with my Grav Open Course Hub and using a flipped-LMS approach, naturally!) for SFU CMPT 363 so that potential students can better self-assess course fit before our first class meets in-person on Sept 6th.
The year brings some changes, with the addition of an individual component (reflective learning log) to the two group assignments and an expansion of the individual usability assessment assignment. Students will research and design potential user experience improvements for an open source project of their choice.
Here is the list of apps I am using to reach my pedagogical and student/facilitator experience goals this term (with lots of open source goodness):
You can check out the
nearly complete Open Course Hub at paulhibbitts.net/cmpt-363-173/.
Figure 1. CMPT-363 Fall 2017 Course Hub
Here is a brief video demonstrating how Grav with Git Sync can be configured to use GitBook for collaboratively editing Markdown content.
Look of interest? For step-by-step instructions visit learn.hibbittsdesign.org/grav-with-gitsync-and-gitbook.
A collection of videos demonstrating how Grav with Git Sync can bring an efficient and flexible Markdown content workflow into Canvas LMS (or any other system supporting embeddable Web pages).
I recently tweeted some key aspects of when to use the Grav CMS in the field of education, and I thought I would share them here:
(1/14) It's not WordPress or Grav, but when WordPress and when Grav. If WordPress meets all your needs as an educator, then that's AWESOME!🙌— Hibbitts Design (@hibbittsdesign) June 5, 2017
I am really looking forward to being part of the BCNET 2017 conference in Vancouver next week.
Here is the description of my session:
Leveraging A Modern Flat-File CMS As An Open And Collaborative Partner For Your LMS
(3:15pm on April 25th)
Want to provide instructors with the flexibility of a personal open platform that is database free while still keeping sensitive student data on university servers? Looking to enable course participants to contribute to their own online open environment? Want to help instructors meet unmet pedagogical goals due to current LMS constraints? The modern flat-file CMS Grav (getgrav.org) might be your answer!