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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. Omitting key information. Drupal is an open source content manager, Dries says. One out of 50 wesbites run on Drupal. unique visitors a month at 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.

Online Newspaper Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Drupal & Hosted Drupal Newspapers Running on Drupal This is a demo site showcasing newspapers running on Drupal, a popular open source content management system. These are sites set up using Drupal and then expanded with various modules. System information here. Content organized into 'channels'.

A New Website, Part Three - Installing Drupal

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

have downloaded the Drupal archive from the Drupal website to my home computer. Then, using gftp, I have uploaded the drupal archive from my home computer to the www/drupal directory. then (using the Linux change director command, 'cd') move to the www/drupal directory. Like this: mv drupal-x.x.x/* drupal-x.x.x/.htaccess

A New Website, Part Two - Choosing Drupal

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This means that I'm looking at a content management system (CMS) of some sort, and as the title suggests, I selected Drupal. To be precise, the beta version of Drupal 5.0, Why Drupal? Really, when it came down to it, the only CMS I was going to choose was Drupal. The Drupal modules. So I chose Drupal.

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.

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

Omitting key information. 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. Information is siloed. Now information is coming to us. FB has 1.6B

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.

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

Omitting key information. In one example, it produces information about experiments that can be put into a database where it can be searched and linked up with other experiments and articles. including into the Neuroscience Information Framework and Drupal. We can’t possibly read everything we should.

Learning Together

Harold Jarche

Much of our work has been around informal learning and performance improvement in the workplace. Through Jay I met Clark and Jane.

Elgg: it’s a community effort

Harold Jarche

For large enterprise projects I have used Drupal as a community management platform and it works well, though it requires solid technical support. The Elgg community blog has more information. Supporting communities like Elgg and Drupal means that we can have more control over our use of web technologies.

The Learning Layer – Review

Harold Jarche

Even without a full product comparison, I would say that several other platforms, including open source Elgg or Drupal can do much of this.

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

Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. 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.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

The information in this series has been something I've been presenting, writing, blogging about and more recently doing workshops around. In fact, the top results such as Drupal and Blackboard are likely there because people are discussing how they don't really support PLEs. What should be in your tool set? So, here goes.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Facebook was originally developed for college students to connect, so it has a more informal, social air than you find on LinkedIn. The decision to use an OS system as well as an OS database gives me a certain amount of flexibility, evidenced by my switch from Drupal to WordPress this year. Tags: Communities Informal Learning

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.

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. First of all, I've decided I need a much faster-loading front page, and one that easily directs people new to my site to the information they may be seeking. Drupal has by default the 'page' and 'story' content types.

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

The top posts from sources selected for Informal Learning Flow in the first six months of 2009: Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles - OReilly Radar , January 11, 2009. Ten years after - Informal Learning , January 10, 2009. Friday Flashback: Chris Lott’s Information Fluency and Social Fluency , March 26, 2009.

Moodle Course Conversion

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

My friends at CV&A in Spain have implemented Moodle to support informal learning in numerous corporations.

Howard Rheingold on the Social Media Classroom

Nancy White

Every platform has its lineage, the experiences of the designers that inform design choices during development. What needs is it trying to meet?

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.

Beta, data and more

Harold Jarche

This relates to a common psychological phenomenon called “ confirmation bias ” which refers to the tendency to be overly critical of information that challenges what one believes to be true (or the tendency to uncritically accept information that supports one’s belief).  We see this all the time in politics.  via @minutrition.

Howard Rheingold on the Social Media Classroom | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Every platform has its lineage, the experiences of the designers that inform design choices during development. What needs is it trying to meet?

Using a CMS to Make Your Website Social

Beth Kanter

Using a CMS to Make Your Website Social by Laura Quinn. One of the areas we focused on was constituent interaction. Guest Post Tools and Tactics

A Window Into The Org

Dan Pontefract

This window would be a customized view into all things formal, informal and social. Think about Microsoft Sharepoint (particularly the 2010 release), Jive , Drupal , Blogtronix , Telligent , amongst many others as that window. Through the introduction of Web 2.0 concepts need to become part of the enterprise ecosystem. learning 2.0

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Groups of people, meanwhile, congregated on content management systems such as Drupal or Plone. What we have begun to notice with online learning, however, is a decreasing emphasis on this formal style of learning, and an increasing emphasis on what has come to be called informal learning. And access to bandwidth continues to improve.

What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There is a wide range of choices for people out there, everything from Drupal to Blackboard to SiteScape. But the question to ask yourself is, what is a game doing for you that a straight-forward presentation of the information is not? I get to play a government scientist on the internet. don't know and I don't care. Maybe not.

The social media I use

Nancy White

Moodle, while pretty visually ugly, is easy to set up and is fabulously open source, as is Drupal.  So here it is. Learning. Getting work done.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Dawn of Learning

Augment their systems with components that provide opportunities for people to interact in social systems for informal learning. Well said.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Sharepoint is completely document/info-item focussed, and ignores any human relationships between users of that information at the same time.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Sharepoint is completely document/info-item focussed, and ignores any human relationships between users of that information at the same time.

Social Media Goals

Clark Quinn

Drupal is an open source CMS that’s been used for social media, and Elgg similarly started as an open source portfolio tool but has expanded. Yet, for a learning group, Mzinga’s integration of formal and informal learning is also plausible.  I spent yesterday touring the Web 2.0 How about you?

How I use social media

Nancy White

As with online communities, learning communities benefit from facilitation, both formal and informal, designated or spontaneous and self-generated.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Informal Workplace Learning: paradigm changes - more - The E-Learning Curve , April 2, 2009 I'm looking at some influences which are contributing to the emergence of informal and non-formal learning in the workplace. Katz - Ignatia Webs , April 9, 2009 Before jumping into the Easter holidays: another informative book. Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games

Mark Oehlert

Funny Future of e-Learning Research Cross Posting Futures Games Gaming & Learning Government Hardware Industry informal learning Innovation Insanely Cool Content Job Leads Latest News Learning Learning 2005 Learning As Art Learning/Training Learning/Web 2.0 Brian Goble - Hipsoft: developed 16 self-funded titles to date. del.icio.us