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Groundbreaking WordPress survey for higher ed

A NOTE from HighEdWeb: Recently, in service to our core mission “to advance web professionals, technologies and standards in higher education,” HighEdWeb has entered into a partnership with WPCampus, a community dedicated to the use of WordPress in higher ed (more on that partnership soon!). We’re excited to share the below message from our friends at WPCampus, and hope you’ll lend them a hand by taking the survey, below.

WPCampus has opened a survey to learn how the educational community uses WordPress and manages website development.

wp-surveyOur goal is to aggregate a useful dataset for anyone using or considering using WordPress in an educational setting, and we’d love to get your input. More feedback + more perspectives = valuable insights for the WordPress and higher ed community.
The survey has a unique format: participants can opt to answer any or all of five sections, so you can choose which questions you feel qualified to answer. The sections include:

  • How Do You Use WordPress on Campus
  • Site Demographics, Traffic and Data
  • Plugins, Themes and Features
  • Security, Performance and Hosting
  • Your Team Structure and Workflows

Most respondents complete the survey in 5 to 10 minutes.

Take the survey »»

Thank you for your time. Participants who complete at least four of the survey sections will receive their choice of a $5 Starbucks or Amazon gift card. You’ll also be entered to win a free ticket to this year’s WPCampus conference.

Perhaps the biggest benefit to those of you who love analytics: just for participating, you’ll receive a copy of the anonymized, aggregated data – a wealth of information about how the community is using WordPress.


What’s WPCampus?

WPCampus is a community who will be holding a conference for those who use WordPress in the context of higher education. We welcome all skill levels and interests, from faculty creating online courses to web developers of institutional sites to the casual user who would like to learn more about how WordPress could be used on their campus. Our goal is to share information and support.

Our inaugural conference begins July 15 at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Our two-day lineup of speakers covers a variety of topics, from security to content strategy, workflows to development tips. We welcome anyone with an interest in higher education and WordPress to join us!

Data privacy

  • Rachel Carden and Shane Pearlman of the WPCampus Community are administering the survey. Jen Jamar is assisting with marketing.
  • Direct access to the data is only available to Rachel, Shane, and Jen. An anonymized data set will be refined and made available to all participants.
  • The anonymous data will be used to create marketing material, reports, and infographics for the benefit of the higher ed community.
  • Contact information will only be used for those who choose to receive a gift card and enter the raffle. The data will not be used in any other manner. No personal information or institutional names will be released without consent.

The survey is open now and runs through May 27, 2016.

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