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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. In the past twelve years, Drupal has “grown significantly”: 71 of the top 100 universities use it, 120 nations use it, the White House uses it, 2 of of the 3 top music companies use it, the King of Belgium uses it.

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. They are not helped at all by the Drupal website. Links that confuse (such as 'There are many other places to configure Drupal.')

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.

A New Website, Part Three - Installing Drupal

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I 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. I then (using the Linux change director command, 'cd') move to the www/drupal directory. So I now have a file structure that looks like this: /www/drupal/drupal-5.0-beta1/files. Like this: mv drupal-x.x.x/* drupal-x.x.x/.htaccess The 'drupal-x.x.x'

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. It has a large development community, and Drupal in particular has a large development community. The Drupal modules. So I chose Drupal. Why Drupal 5.0, Also, Drupal 5.0

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. You have to select 'Site Configuration', then 'Site Information', and change the page at the bottom of the list of options (though you should actually create the new page first). In addition, you can get many more modules from the Drupal web site.

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. It took me a lot longer because my installation is quite a bit more complex - I am installing Drupal to manage several websites at once. 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. In Drupal, you'll hardly ever see the end of a PHP statement, because the page is made up entirely of PHP coding. Then I see my first line of PHP code: $db_url = 'mysql://xxxx:yyyy@localhost/drupal'; I have replaced the actual values. And 'drupal' is the name of the database.

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

George Siemens

I’ve used a range of platforms, including Moodle, D2L, Canvas, Drupal, Downes’ gRSShopper, and others. This last week we launched our open course on Data, Analytics, and Learning on edX.

Drupal 114

[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. When Drupal started, he felt he “could wrap his arms” around everything going on on the Web. Drupal was (and is) Open Source, a concept that most people didn’t understand. Information is siloed.

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! CMS - The E-Learning Curve , November 3, 2009 Open Source E-Learning Development 9: Drupal CMS - The E-Learning Curve , November 2, 2009 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

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. Because in principle, if someone hacked their way into the database, they could then use a brute-force algorithm to crack the passwords, at which point they would have access to - well, information stored in the database.

[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. Paolo Ciccarese begins by reminding us just how vast the scientific literature is. 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. My work with Drupal , as an early adopter, introduced me to Bill who is now providing our platform of choice for TogetherLearn.

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. Tags: Informal Learning OpenSource This weekend I noticed a tweet from Alec Couros about some issues with the Ning social networking platform.

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. Tags: Books Informal Learning Wirearchy

2012 in Words and Pictures

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

One would think we have learned the dangers of business models based on hoarding - whether it be hoarding of knowledge, money, information or technology.

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. No particular order to these. Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2.

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. Tool Sets are Personal A caveat that I make in every presentation on this topic is that studies of personal information management repeatedly show that tool sets and methods for personal work and learning are personal. 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.

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. More information on owning your data on this site. They may also differ in terms of the types of information you would include, such as name, location, education, etc.

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. Once I'm at the page I realize that there really isn't any information. I don't understand the thinking behind the module pages in Drupal.

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. 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. Anyhow, there is a list of Drupal 5.0

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. Top informal learning items unearthed solely with social signals: An Unschooling Manifesto , April 25, 2009. Friday Flashback: Chris Lott’s Information Fluency and Social Fluency , March 26, 2009. Tags: Informal Learning

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. Unlike Drupal or ELGG, Moodle enables you to set up courses and learning environments without any programming skills… as long as you have a step-by-step guidebook like this one.

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. SMC is created on a Drupal base but customized to reflect what Howard thought would be useful for educators.

Jay Cross - Untitled Article

Jay Cross

Intrigued (and unconvinced), I conducted my own informal and unscientific survey of 25 of my clients and asked them: 1) if they had ever heard of SharePoint; 2) what it actually does. The Ultimate Business Time-Saver. Gene Marks , 04.02.09, 02:45 PM EDT.

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). romiranck “A hosted version of Drupal, Drupalgardens , is in beta now.

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. SMC is created on a Drupal base but customized to reflect what Howard thought would be useful for educators.

Using a CMS to Make Your Website Social

Beth Kanter

Allowing visitors to sign in using their Facebook and Twitter accounts can make it easier for them to share your nonprofit’s information with their networks and followers. Note from Beth: Your web site is your home base is the heart and soul of your content strategy.

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 tools and applications in the organization, we arguably have seen both a positive uptake by employees, and correlated increases of collaboration.

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. Chivers, 2006) In the case of informal learning, students are not constrained by the limits of the classroom model. In the case of informal learning, however, the structure is much looser.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Augment their systems with components that provide opportunities for people to interact in social systems for informal learning. The problem is that this results in informal learning about formal training content only…and the usability is way behind.”

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? There will be no end to the number of people who say teachers are indispensable, but if the social function of teachers can be replaced by community, and the informational function by software, then a stand-alone online instruction system is possible.

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. Drupal - powerful open source content management system. If you are a technology steward for a community, how does your personal configuration inform the configuration of the community?

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

In SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools :: Personal InfoCloud , Tom quotes one of his informants: “We went from 5 silos in our organization to hundreds in a month after deploying SharePoint”. Drupal’s taxonomy module does.

Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

In SharePoint 2007: Gateway Drug to Enterprise Social Tools :: Personal InfoCloud , Tom quotes one of his informants: “We went from 5 silos in our organization to hundreds in a month after deploying SharePoint”. Drupal’s taxonomy module does.

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 expo (part of the time with fellow miscreant Jay Cross ), and it led me to think a bit more about social media tools and approaches.

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. After an hour or so, children were exchanging information about their seat locations, and were getting up and saying hi.

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. Find out more.Tags: nonformal learning workplace learning organizational learning non-formal learning definition of learning organizational development informal learning.

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 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « GDC Update 4: A Basket of Stuff | Main | GDC Update 6: Game Studies Download 3.0