Higher Ed WordPress Showcase

Date: Friday, July 15, 2016
Time: 3:00 - 3:45 pm (EDT) (UTC-04:00)
Location: Room B226
Format: General Lecture Session

Session description

In November of 2015, University of Colorado shared the result of a 132 university CMS survey. WordPress was overwhelmingly the CMS of choice for secondary properties, and the second place winner for primary university domains. Stats like these are amazing and encouraging to see. Brass tacks though, seeing is believing. I have consistently found that practical examples in the field inspires the imagination and gives the credibility needed to bring stakeholders along with you.

In this session, we are going to explore a dozen case studies from a wide variety of institutions showcasing how WordPress is being used in higher ed: from course catalogs to permission systems, event management to LMS, commerce to academic publications, directories to food management, digital signage to internationalization.

Case Studies come from interviews with MIT, Stanford, Boise State, Columbia, Boston University, Harvard, University of Washington, Conroe School District and many more.


Shane Pearlman

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Hi I'm Shane. I'm the CEO at Modern Tribe Inc. We get to work with some of the worlds top companies (SAP, MTV, Bon Appetit, eBay, Microsoft…) and higher education (MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, UCSF…). Beyond services, we are committed to open source and our plugins are pushing five million downloads. The events calendar has evolved into a multi-million dollar freemium plugin business.

Before Modern Tribe, I was educational director at a private learning institution, and taught both in public and private settings for a number of years.


  • General Lecture Session: Higher Ed WordPress Showcase