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ABC Education Delivers Rich Resources to Teachers and Students

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia’s national public broadcaster providing television, radio, online and mobile services throughout Australia, and overseas. The Digital Education Team wanted to build a platform to provide school students, teachers and parents with access to an online library of educational resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

Liferay was chosen because of the light-weight, open standard web platform and flexibility to enable rapid development.

Choosing the platform

A critical success factor in the deployment of the project was the short time to deliver. The flexibility of the Liferay platform and out-of-the-box functionality were key factors in the selection of Liferay and enabled ABC Digital Education to meet their target delivery dates.

There was a rapid implementation, from signing in June to a live product in just over five months with 300 pieces of content live from day one. ABC Education now has more than 4000 pieces of content.

The Liferay platform provides flexibility and extensibility for building customised functionality and capacity for future extension and integration. Many features required for the ABC Education digital platform, such as social media capabilities, are supported out of the box, so significantly less development resources and time are required to develop.

At the heart of the ABC Charter is the mission to inform, educate and entertain Australians and we want ABC Education to be the intuitive destination for teachers, students and parents for all their educational content needs.
David Anderson
Director Television ABC