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Introduction to PressForward

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Interested in learning new ways to gather content from the open web and to share it with your students, colleagues, and scholarly communities? On September 23rd, the Graduate Center will host two workshops on PressForward, a free, open-source WordPress tool that facilitates the easy collection, selection, discussion, and redistribution of content from the web. These workshops will introduce interested faculty, students, and staff to PressForward and help build a CUNY community to encourage and support the tool’s future use.

In this introductory workshop, new users will participate in a hands-on introduction to PressForward. The workshop will cover accessing PressForward from the WordPress Dashboard, adding feeds, selecting content to review, and organizing and publishing curated content. Attendees will also explore the editorial practice of group curation, and consider how PressForward might be integrated into a range of projects inside and outside the classroom at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

There are no prerequisites to enroll, though some familiarity with WordPress would be useful.

NOTE: These will be “hands on” workshops. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops. A limited number of laptops will be available to borrow on site.

Free registration required.

Co-sponsored by the Library Association of CUNY, the Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center, the Graduate Center Digital Initiatives, and the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship.

Details

Date:
Friday, September 23, 2016
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Organizer

GC Teaching and Learning Center
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Venue

The Graduate Center, CUNY – Room 9204
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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About the Author

Roxanne Shirazi is Dissertation Research Librarian and Assistant Professor at the Graduate Center's Mina Rees Library, where she also serves as Project Director for the CUNY Digital History Archive.