Halo effect benefits of EDC participation – learning to use WordPress more effectively. Yeehaa home page and category pages done #mscedc
— Nigel Painting (@nigelchpainting) February 4, 2017
I decided to complete as MSc in digital education for two reasons. Firstly I wanted to understand more about a field that was relatively new to me and, secondly, I wanted to experience digital education first hand, to give me some indication of how the experience might feel for the learners I support in my professional practice.
One of the ‘halo benefits’ of this is that the course has exposed me to lots of digital tools that I might not have tried otherwise. WordPress is one of these. It’s something of an ‘industry standard’ and for that reason we adopted it as the blogging platform for our company’s learning academy. This education and digital cultures course is the first time I’ve ‘delved under the hood’ of WordPress and it has been a very useful experience, enabling me to help our bloggers present their own blogs in a more accessible and organised way.