University Blogging: What Happens When Everyone Can Publish?


In January 2004 the University of Warwick decided to offer a blog to every student and member of staff, starting in Oct 2004. This talks explores why this decision was taken, why Warwick elected to build its own blogging tool, how the project was implemented, and what happened when the blogs went live.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the talk participants will have:

  • Learned about an agile development approach to building software
  • Gained insight into the AUP issues associated with web publishing
  • Examined the benefits and drawbacks of personal Web publishing in academic institutions