In our latest podcast Michael Hallissy speaks with Enda Donlon, Lecturer at Mater Dei Institute & Webmaster of the Computer Education Society of Ireland about the concept of online educational publishing and in particular and the growing popularity of free web-based Content Management Systems (CMSs). During the discussion Enda outlines what he sees as the key advantages of these Web 2.0 tools over more traditional static website design programmes, lists some of the most popular online CMSs and then explains how teachers and students can get up and running with WordPress for free through the Scoilnet Blogs service.
WordPress is currently the most popular blogging platform and can be deployed on your own website. Through originally designed as blogging tool the latest versions of WordPress are just as at home creating pages as posts. Currently the Scoilnet Blog Hosting service offers a WordPress blog to every school as part of the free Web-hosting service provided NCTE as part of the Schools Broadband programme.