New Opportunities, New Frontiers        ploneedu.org                Michael J. Halm,         WebLion Group, Penn State    ...
What is PloneEdu?Purpose:Promote open source web publishing for alllevels and types of educationGoal:Provide opportunities...
Benefits    Greater leverage of resources •   Access to expertise and resources outside your organization•   Assistance wit...
Success Stories• Numerous website improvement• Marketing efforts• Documentation development• Membership activities• Produc...
Success StoriesWebsite improvements✓   20 new case studies✓   ~ 100 member profiles✓   New documentation developed✓   Initi...
Success StoriesMarketing efforts✓ Developed marketing material    ✓ Participated in HigherWebDev (2010 & 2011)    ✓ Partic...
Success StoriesDocumentation development✓   20 new case studies✓   ~ 100 member profiles✓   User guide✓   Product descripti...
Success StoriesMembership activities✓ ~ 100 member profiles✓ 20 new Case Studies✓ Recruited Steering Team members (K-12  an...
Success StoriesProduct releases and updates✓ Developed K-12 buildout✓ Developing research institutes templates✓ Many produ...
Challenges• How do we get people to participate?• What would be of greatest value to the  community?• What are some strate...
Things to Do Now• Join the group by filling out profile  •   http://weblion.psu.edu/ploneedu/community/join-ploneedu• Contri...
What’s Next?✓   Marketing and recruiting efforts✓   Project virtual sprints✓   Streaming user groups meetings✓   Documenta...
Contact Us✓   ploneedu.org✓   Mike Halm - mjh@psu.edu✓   Kim Nguyen - nguyen@uwosh.edu✓   irc.freenode.net #weblion✓   sup...
Questions & Discussion              PloneEdu    New Opportunities, New Frontiers                                       Plo...
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by Michael J. Halm and T. Kim Nguyen, Co-Chairs, PloneEdu.org. Presented at the Plone Conference 2011 in San Francisco.

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PloneEdu.org: New Opportunities, New Frontiers

  1. 1. New Opportunities, New Frontiers ploneedu.org Michael J. Halm, WebLion Group, Penn State Kim Nguyen, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh Plone Conference 2011 San Francisco, CA
  2. 2. What is PloneEdu?Purpose:Promote open source web publishing for alllevels and types of educationGoal:Provide opportunities for collaboration,knowledge sharing and support within theeducation sector
  3. 3. Benefits Greater leverage of resources • Access to expertise and resources outside your organization• Assistance with questions and problems from experts• Development, training, and support efforts that serve everyone• A voice in prioritizing where to dedicate shared resources• Strong and lasting relationships with organizations that have similar needs and interests• Opportunity to contribute to the greater Plone community• A common platform and set of tools, standards, and best practices designed to meet the needs of education• Trusted advice from colleagues
  4. 4. Success Stories• Numerous website improvement• Marketing efforts• Documentation development• Membership activities• Product releases and updates
  5. 5. Success StoriesWebsite improvements✓ 20 new case studies✓ ~ 100 member profiles✓ New documentation developed✓ Initiatives areas expanded✓ Projects identified and prioritized
  6. 6. Success StoriesMarketing efforts✓ Developed marketing material ✓ Participated in HigherWebDev (2010 & 2011) ✓ Participated in PSE11 ✓ PSU Web Conference presentations ✓ Initiated greater integration w/ Plone.org✓ Syndicated new feeds (plone.org, twitter)✓ Updated product lists
  7. 7. Success StoriesDocumentation development✓ 20 new case studies✓ ~ 100 member profiles✓ User guide✓ Product descriptions✓ Filling out the website with content
  8. 8. Success StoriesMembership activities✓ ~ 100 member profiles✓ 20 new Case Studies✓ Recruited Steering Team members (K-12 and HE)✓ HE Conferences
  9. 9. Success StoriesProduct releases and updates✓ Developed K-12 buildout✓ Developing research institutes templates✓ Many products updated for Plone 4.x✓ Helped Connexion w/ updates to 4.x
  10. 10. Challenges• How do we get people to participate?• What would be of greatest value to the community?• What are some strategies to get people involved?• Whateffective? most communication channel would be
  11. 11. Things to Do Now• Join the group by filling out profile • http://weblion.psu.edu/ploneedu/community/join-ploneedu• Contribute a Case Study • http://weblion.psu.edu/ploneedu/community/case-studies/studies
  12. 12. What’s Next?✓ Marketing and recruiting efforts✓ Project virtual sprints✓ Streaming user groups meetings✓ Documentation development✓ Plone Symposium East 2011
  13. 13. Contact Us✓ ploneedu.org✓ Mike Halm - mjh@psu.edu✓ Kim Nguyen - nguyen@uwosh.edu✓ irc.freenode.net #weblion✓ support@weblion.psu.edu
  14. 14. Questions & Discussion PloneEdu New Opportunities, New Frontiers Plone Conference 2011 San Francisco, CA

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