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by Michael J. Halm and T. Kim Nguyen, Co-Chairs, Presented at the Plone Conference 2011 in San Francisco.

by Michael J. Halm and T. Kim Nguyen, Co-Chairs, Presented at the Plone Conference 2011 in San Francisco.



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  • New Opportunities, New Frontiers Michael J. Halm, WebLion Group, Penn State Kim Nguyen, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh Plone Conference 2011 San Francisco, CA
  • 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
  • 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
  • Success Stories• Numerous website improvement• Marketing efforts• Documentation development• Membership activities• Product releases and updates
  • Success StoriesWebsite improvements✓ 20 new case studies✓ ~ 100 member profiles✓ New documentation developed✓ Initiatives areas expanded✓ Projects identified and prioritized
  • Success StoriesMarketing efforts✓ Developed marketing material ✓ Participated in HigherWebDev (2010 & 2011) ✓ Participated in PSE11 ✓ PSU Web Conference presentations ✓ Initiated greater integration w/✓ Syndicated new feeds (, twitter)✓ Updated product lists
  • Success StoriesDocumentation development✓ 20 new case studies✓ ~ 100 member profiles✓ User guide✓ Product descriptions✓ Filling out the website with content
  • Success StoriesMembership activities✓ ~ 100 member profiles✓ 20 new Case Studies✓ Recruited Steering Team members (K-12 and HE)✓ HE Conferences
  • 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
  • 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
  • Things to Do Now• Join the group by filling out profile •• Contribute a Case Study •
  • What’s Next?✓ Marketing and recruiting efforts✓ Project virtual sprints✓ Streaming user groups meetings✓ Documentation development✓ Plone Symposium East 2011
  • Contact Us✓✓ Mike Halm -✓ Kim Nguyen -✓ #weblion✓
  • Questions & Discussion PloneEdu New Opportunities, New Frontiers Plone Conference 2011 San Francisco, CA