NetworkWorld’s 2006 Vendors to the All-Stars list features IBM, Cisco, Citrix Systems, Dell … and Elgg.
Jim Klein’s Saugus Union School District installation of Elgg made the list:
The district receives a 2006 Enterprise All-Star Award for creating this social network, an easy-to-use, technology-rich environment for more than 1,800 teachers and administrators – and departmental users and students, too. The site is proving to be a great SUSD community-builder and tool for enhancing education, at no cost but the time Klein spent on development.
The article goes on to describe the installation:
The SUSD site features blogging tools with an editor for adding in rich text, Web links, pictures and file attachments. Each user has access to secure file storage and sharing, and can control sharing of documents, images, sounds, short videos and other files. RSS feeds and podcasts can be posted for subscription or played directly from a blog post using a thin, Flash-based player, he says.
These are all standard Elgg features. To get started in your own institution or organisation, you can download Elgg or – if you don’t want to use technical resources maintaining your own infrastructure – subscribe to an Elgg Spaces account once we publicly release the service. Jim has also made some extra modifications, which he’s kindly made available to the community from his file repository on Elgg.net.
It’s a challenge to create a lively community, so congratulations to Jim and everyone at the Saugus Union School District for their well-deserved award!