Kick-start Your Career
By creating blog posts, media and online content, you uncover opportunities to increase your awareness and understanding of important digital issues such as copyright literacy, data protection, spotting fake news and contributing to Open Educational Resources.
All of this goes a long way to making a fairer, more equal society both online and in your local community.
With OU Create you can create a blog, portfolio or other website to show employers, collaborators, and educators what you know and how you’ve developed overtime. It’s a great way to evidence what you learn as you make your way through your education and start your career.
We’re all part of an increasinly inter-connected, digital world. By becoming a creator on the web, you have the chance to understand how you fit into this online world, gain new respect for intellectual property, better identify sources of false information online.
While WordPress does most of the technical lifting, it still takes a lot of skill to make a website effective. By publishing your work online, you’ll find yourself improving on marketable skills including planning, writing, design, communication, research and digital literacy.
OU Create allows educators to assign digital, web-based work for their students including blog posts, portfolio pieces, and peer feedback. Research suggests that students are more engagedwhen writing for the web vs writing for their educator. By adapting your assignments to blogging and portfolio work, you can encourage students to develop a professional presence online as well as become better digital citizens.
Students feel more engaged when writing for their peers or for a potential audience on the web. Closed communities are also possible for those who are uncomfortable sharing their work publicly.
Research shows that students writing articles for the web or for Wikipeida are better able to determine the validity of sources of information online.
Web publishing helps students to become more aware of their online presence, evaluate materials they find online and feel more confident in collaborating with others online.
Web publishing allows students to contribute to a growing body of Open Education Resources.
We’ve put together a support section with information on registration, site creation, troubleshooting tips and more to help you if get stuck using OU Create.