The Foundation of Polish Development Fund
The Foundation of the Polish Development Fund conducts social activities through the implementation of projects in the field of education and science, including equalizing educational opportunities, equalizing opportunities on the labor market for various social groups through educational programs based on new technologies, counteracting digital exclusion, and strengthening the competencies of the future of children and adults.
In 2019, the Foundation of the Polish Development Fund initiated and financed the creation of the Central House of Technology – CDT, located in the center of Warsaw, with a modernly equipped space offering interdisciplinary educational activities in the STEAM methodology for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. The cooperation with CrustLab under the Central House of Technology project was initiated and coordinated by Anna Sokołowska – director of the Central House of Technology.
Content Management System development challenges
The main challenge of this project was the Content Management System development along with adding it to the current version of the web portal based on the java Magnolia framework.
The global situation related to the Covid-19 pandemic turned out to be an additional challenge. The real need to introduce distance learning forced the Central House of Technology to accelerate the project implementation. The knowledge base aims to support education and to promote remote learning, therefore another challenge was the fast publication of materials for teachers about remote lessons and additional complementary activities for students.
As with every content-related project, SEO optimization was a separate challenge. To make it easier for teachers and students to find the content of the knowledge base, we conducted on-site optimization.
How do we build the Content Management System?
As part of this project, we provided services such as design, front-end development, back-end development, and Responsible Web Development. At the first stage of the project, we designed a web application that contained some knowledge and specific lectures for both students and teachers.
When creating the front-end of the application, we divided the content into four categories: webinars for teachers, a daily dose of technology, digital debutants, and a database of lessons for students. Bearing in mind the creation of positive user experiences when using the knowledge base, we equipped it with a search engine.
The back-end layer of the application was created using Strapi – a ready-made content management system adapted with node.js. We expanded the blog with the option of adding and describing a new lesson – setting the title, description, agenda/lesson table of contents, adding a video from youtube, and setting the appropriate tags.
Thanks to the base in the form of a ready CMS, we completed the project quickly and efficiently. This allowed the cdp.pl mission to continue despite the difficult situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online presence, fast implementation, SEO optimization, and high performance translated into the great interest of users, especially in the period preceding the matura exams.
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