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Plone in Higher Education

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Michael Trachtman\'s presentation from Boston World Plone Day.

Michael Trachtman\'s presentation from Boston World Plone Day.

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  • 1. Plone in Higher Education World Plone Day 2008 Cambridge, MA Michael Trachtman - Partner, Vercadia Systems Nate Aune - Founder, Jazkarta
  • 2. Overview Intranets Directories and Bibliographies Microsites Online Courseware
  • 3. Intranets News and Event publishing - newsfeeds, calendars Department landing pages Important documents - policies, operating procedures, forms FAQs Access for staff *and* students
  • 4. Intranets Workflow and Access Control •Simple workflows are often enough •Security planning is important Integration with user directories (such as LDAP) •Biographical vs. Non-biographical data Tools - FacultyStaffDirectory and CMFBibliography •Access to directories through Public site
  • 5. Directories FacultyStaffDirectory • Headed by WebLion group at Penn State University • Faculty, Staff and Student Profiles • Departments, Classifications and Committees • Can be customized and integrated with central user directories (like LDAP) • Extensible via SchemaExtender Recent post-conference release (2.1) includes: • Integration with bibliography plugin • Refactored setup and improved documentation • Bugfixes
  • 6. Microsites Universities often want to Common elements create separate web •Shared infrastructure identities •Separate visual theme (but •Schools with adherence to •Academic and Business university standards) Units •Separate access control •Faculty specifications •Research Groups •Online procurement
  • 7. Microsite Procurement
  • 8. Microsites - Additional Examples
  • 9. Microsites - Learn More Kurt Bendl and Brandon Gaddie at 2008 Plone Symposium East http://plone.tv/media/1099397685
  • 10. Courseware eduCommons Adopters • Plone-based OpenCourseWare • College of Eastern Utah management system • Wheelock University • Helps develop and manage an open access collection of • Escuela Nacional de Salud Pública (Cuba) course materials • Korea University • Kyung Hee University http://cosl.usu.edu/projects/ • Novell educommons/adopters • ...and many others
  • 11. Resources On the Web Events • Plone.org - FacultyStaffDirectory, • 2009 Plone Symposium East CMFBibliography http://www.plone.org May 26-29, Penn State University • Plone.tv - “education” http://weblion.psu.edu/events/ http://plone.tv/tagging/tags/ plone-symposium-east-2009 education • WebLion operates a Plone-for- education portal (primarily for PSU folks, but great general info) http://weblion.psu.edu/ • Plone.net - case studies
  • 12. Thanks!

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