I am excited to announce the beta release of a WordPress plugin that we have been developing at UBC Geography for the last six months. FieldPress is a WordPress plugin that allows instructors to create and manage field trips online. This plugin provides instructors with a user-friendly environment to build field trips, add multimedia content, create assessments and manage student activity.
FieldPress is open source and is an open educational resource (OER). We are offering access to the beta version of the plugin via GitHub. If you would like to learn more about managing field trips and how to install the plugin on your own installation of WordPress you can use the below links. This plugin will work only on your own installation of WordPress not on blogs maintained on WordPress.com. Once we move out of beta, our plugin will be available in the WordPress plugin repository.
Prepackaged beta plugin: https://github.com/open-geography/FieldPressPlugin/tree/master/pluginreleases
Latest version of the plugin code: https://github.com/open-geography/FieldPressPlugin
Demo Website: FieldPress.ca is a demonstration website for displaying and testing the capabilities of the FieldPress plugin for WordPress.
If you would like to experience FieldPress as a student user, please following these easy three steps:
- Sign up for an account here: http://fieldpress.ca/fields-signup/
- Confirm your account. After signing up you should get an email confirmation. Make sure to check your spam folder.
- Sign up for any of our demo field trips here: http://fieldpress.ca/fields/
If you want to see the backend (as an instructor) you will need to have WordPress administrator role on a website. At this time we are not providing public instructor/administrator access to our demo site, but you can install the plugin on your own WordPress installation.
Just one last note, FieldPress is an exciting example of students as creators. It is primarily the result of the work of a talented, recently-graduated student named Kimi Shen adapting code from CoursePress. The plugin is open source. So, we are looking for feedback from and collaboration with early adopters. We were excited to see Professor David Wright implement the plugin so quickly! Hopefully, he is the first of many!
See more at: http://open.geog.ubc.ca/resources/fieldpress/