Blogs and Forums using Plone 3
Jun 25, 2010, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Erik Rose)
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"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