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[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

Dries Buytaert [twitter: Dries ] , the founder of Drupal and co-founder of Acquia , is giving a Berkman lunch talk about building and sustaining online collaborations. Drupal is an open source content manager, Dries says. Dries is Belgian :) ] The NY Stock Exchange is converting from a proprietary Java solution to Drupal.

Drupal Documentation

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The problem is (a) that the Drupal website is very badly organized, and (b) searches for Drupal help are generally futile, and (c) help that is located is often obsolete or wrong In other words, the solution is out of our hands. We do not control, and cannot change, the Drupal website. Note first that the URL offers us no help.

Whitehouse goes Drupal

David Weinberger

From Personal Democracy Forum : WhiteHouse.gov has gone Drupal. And I heard about this from my friend Britt Blaser, whose Open Resource Group citizen-to-government software runs on Drupal. So, this is good techie news, but also a bit more. Here ’s the NYT on the news. Disclosure: I volunteer as an adviser to Britt’s group

Drupal for Education and E-Learning

Harold Jarche

Drupal for Education and E-Learning , by Packt Publishing , walks you through the setup of a Drupal installation, step by step.

Frustrated With Drupal

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

OK, I admit it, I am very frustrated with Drupal right now. have spent days trying to do something that should be very simple - to set up Drupal with a system that allows me to send out my email newsletters. In the interin, I tried a bunch of things with Drupal. I got to explore, for example, the Drupal Actions and Workflow modules.

A New Website, Part Eight - Drupal Reloaded

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

First thing, I went to Google looking for information on how to install new modules in Drupal 5.0. There can be (but doesn't have to be) a directory with that same name, 'drupal/modules/foo'. Drupal, when it lists the modules that can be installed, checks the 'modules' directory and any subdirectories for a file called '.module'.

A New Website, Part Six - Drupal Modules

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Ever since I installed Drupal, it has been showing me a list of things I need to to to get set up on the front page of my website. In earlier versions of Drupal, this was defined as a content block, which I could just delete. These programs interact with the main Drupal program and add blocks, content types, and any number of things.

A New Website, Part Five - Basic Drupal Configuration

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

If you were installing Drupal for just one site, you would have come to this point very quickly - in previous installations it has taken less than half an hour to download and install the Drupal software in my website directory, create the Drupal database, and run the installation routine. The new Drupal 5.0 Drupal 5.0

A New Website, Part Four - Drupal Multisite Configuration

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In Part Two , I discuss the reasons I chose Drupal and begin the preparations for installing Drupal 5.0 As I mentioned, I will be running several sites off the same installation of Drupal. Then I see my first line of PHP code: $db_url = 'mysql://xxxx:yyyy@localhost/drupal'; I have replaced the actual values. Good, then.

Thanks for the code

Harold Jarche

My self-hosted blog started in 2004 using the Drupal CMS and I later switched to WordPress , which made it much easier to manage. Technology

What I’ve learned in my first week of a dual-layer MOOC (DALMOOC)

George Siemens

This last week we launched our open course on Data, Analytics, and Learning on edX. Learning transparently is an act of teaching. It’s chaos.

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[berkman] Dries Buytaert

David Weinberger

He begins by recounting his early days as the inventor of Drupal , in 2001. It currently has 750 people working on products and services for Drupal. Drupal is used by about 3% of the billion web sites in the world. When Drupal started, he felt he “could wrap his arms” around everything going on on the Web.

Vendor-neutral

Harold Jarche

Tweet Yes, I have called software vendors snake oil sellers. Now everything is “social&#. I Now they use our words to sell their products.

ten years

Harold Jarche

It started as a single web page, later upgraded to a Drupal powered site and then changed over to its current WordPress configuration.

Harold Jarche » Community Platforms

Harold Jarche

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

eLearning Weekly , March 20, 2009 100+ More Wiki Tools and Resources , January 7, 2009 Joomla and Drupal – Open Source CMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source E-Learning Development 10: Joomla! I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools.

Writing with Bitly

Doc Searls

Much as I like and appreciate what WordPress and Drupal do, I’m not fond of either as writing systems, mostly because “content management” isn’t writing, and those are content management systems first, and writing systems second. Markets are conversations , they say. That’s it. Bit.ly now makes it an ordeal.”

Harold Jarche » Deki Wiki

Harold Jarche

Internet Time Blog » EtherPad

Jay Cross

January Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Answers from mLearn experts - Ignatia Webs , January 13, 2011 #LAK11 what about #privacy when using #data analytics to create #knowledge? Get involved!

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Passwords on gRSShopper

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It turns out that this was not enough, and he demanded (yes, demanded , complete with bold-face commands littered thoughout his emails) a better password encryption system, one like the ones used by Drupal and Wordpress. Let me beat him to the punch: gRSShopper is awful. have never denied it, or claimed anything else. pre-release release.

[annotation][2b2k] Paolo Ciccarese on the Domeo annotation platform

David Weinberger

including into the Neuroscience Information Framework and Drupal. Paolo Ciccarese begins by reminding us just how vast the scientific literature is. We can’t possibly read everything we should. But “science is social” so we rely on each other, and build on each other’s work. “Everything we do now is connected.”

Selecting OS learning technology platforms

Harold Jarche

Dave discusses three platforms, all of which I have used - WordPress , Moodle , Drupal. Do you want to do a wordpress project, a moodle project or a drupal project. used to use Drupal for this website but switched to WordPress a few years ago. Drupal is much too powerful to be running a simple blog like mine.

Blogs: Social Media’s Home Base

Harold Jarche

The look has changed over the years, as has the underlying system (from Drupal to WordPress). To see where blogging may be headed (Blogs 2.0?)

EtherPad

Jay Cross

My programming skills are so lame, I just locked myself out of my personal Drupal environment and can’t find the back door to get in. Hence, I’m turning my attention to something simpler: EtherPad. Give it a shot

Keep the Web unbroken, with Amber

David Weinberger

It’s a plugin for WordPress or Drupal that automatically takes a snapshot of whatever you’re linking to. When sites go down, they don’t take the links to them with them. So, your posts now point to 404s. That’s not just an inconvenience. Amber fights Web entropy. It was here: [link] It’s not there now.

2012 in Words and Pictures

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The song is of course a parody of Seoul's posh Gangnam neighbourhood, and the style secret to the video is, "dress classy and dance cheesy." Never.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Elgg, Drupal, and Moodle -- the components of an online learning environment | FunnyMonkey - Tools for Teachers 59. My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. just reached 100. Thought I'd share. No particular order to these. 1. Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Understanding E-Learning 2.0

A New Website, Part Eleven - Content Construction

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It is worth noting that the node counter in Drupal does not increment authomatically, which means that after a bunch of records are inserted you have to change the counter manually. First I had to find it - once again, Drupal's awful search made what should have been a one-minute job a ten minute exercise in frustration. Anyhow.

Learning Together

Harold Jarche

My work with Drupal , as an early adopter, introduced me to Bill who is now providing our platform of choice for TogetherLearn.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Company Command itself began as one of thousands of Drupal applications. The core purpose of Drupal is to facilitate the creation and management of communities online (Drupal, 2009), including communities of practice of the sort that typify such cases as Company Command. About Drupal. Retrieved from Drupal: [link] Elgg.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

In fact, the top results such as Drupal and Blackboard are likely there because people are discussing how they don't really support PLEs. I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. What should be in your tool set? Should twitter be part of your tool set?

March Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Best of Mobile Learning March 1-31, 2010 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

A New Website, Part Seven - Converting The Data

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

My website is a pretty complex website and it doesn't really map easily to what Drupal (or any other CMS) does. Basically, the first thing to do is to get the content off the NRC servers and into Drupal. Then I'll configure Drupal to roughly emulate my existing functionality. and so isn't really intended for Drupal 5.0.

A New Website, Part Nine - Mailing List Follies

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The first and third are standard Drupal tables, and the second was created when I created the content type. My next step, therefore, is to look at each of these three tables and create a crosswalk -- that is, a mapping from my table to the Drupal table. OK, maybe Drupal supports mailing lists. Repeat after me: "A view is a list."

Moodle Course Conversion

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Moodle is an open source course management system with a wide following. The Open University in the UK uses it to support 200,000 distance learners.

Still lacking in DIY ease of use

Doc Searls

It partially fills a gap left open by Wordpress and Drupal. I want to give some linklove to Mike Warot , and point to his latest post, Indeterminant Intermediaries Imminent. Mike has been a stalwart contributor to the VRM conversation, and a thoughtful dude. teaser quote: The future of the live web is in doubt, for good reasons.

Howard Rheingold on the Social Media Classroom

Nancy White

SMC is created on a Drupal base but customized to reflect what Howard thought would be useful for educators. What needs is it trying to meet?

Sam Rose on the Social Media Classroom

Nancy White

This week we have a podcast with Sam Rose, one of the key developers of the Drupal based Social Media Classroom. Listen!

Jay Cross - Untitled Article

Jay Cross

The Ultimate Business Time-Saver. Gene Marks , 04.02.09, 02:45 PM EDT. It’s called collaboration software, and you should be using it.