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Blogs and Forums using Plone 3

Jun 25, 2010, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Erik Rose)

[ Thanks to veronica for this link. ]

"In a university, large class sizes limit class discussions and individual attention, while travel budgets limit the number of professional conferences where faculty can present. In this article by Erik Rose, author of the book Plone 3 for Education, we will set up blogs and forums to counter both problems—giving students more class interaction and helping faculty build professional prominence. We'll find the best Plone blog products and explore practical suggestions of how to use blogs in the classroom. We'll also take the undisputedly top forum product for a spin and see how to use it to let students support each other, saving office hours and after-school help for those who need them most.

"Blogs and forums have much to offer in a school setting. They help faculty and students communicate despite large class sizes. They engage students in conversations with each other. And they provide an easy way for instructors and staff members to build their personal reputations—and, thereby, the reputation of your institution. In this article, we consider how best to build blogs and forums in Plone. Along the way, we cite education-domain examples and point out tips for keeping your site stable and your users smiling."

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