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. Hence, a search for something specific displays a long list of meaningless chatter, rather than a help page. They are not helped at all by the Drupal website.

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Frustrated With Drupal

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

OK, I admit it, I am very frustrated with Drupal right now. I 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. Drupal really really has to fix this. The search results thrown up by the site on any search are utterly useless.

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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

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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 number of optional modules come installed with the original Drupal download. Drupal has a crontab which should be run every hour.

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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.

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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

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

David Weinberger

that automatically annotates the work with those words, which helps with search, understanding, and curation. 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.

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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. I don't understand the thinking behind the module pages in Drupal. In Drupal, you can extend the user profile by adding any number of fields.

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Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

A quick social media search also turned up a number of comments on the subject. In my own practice, I’ve done more Drupal installations (in visionaries quadrant) for learning projects than I have with any pure elearning platforms. Drupal is called “community plumbing&# for a reason. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Personal Learning: Taking Ownership of Learning Online: Part One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Google groups is a place that I look for mailing lists institutional mailing lists a lot of the websites that you may visit if you did so your Google search a lot of them will say, you know keep up with us follow us on our mailing list. Now, I no longer recommend using Drupal.

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. Then I created a script that would access this new table and copy it into the Drupal table. OK, maybe Drupal supports mailing lists. This then is probably another one of those abandoned Drupal modules.

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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. Tricky, but not impossible, for as we have seen Drupal also has an RSS aggregator. As much as possible, I would like to map my content types into existing Drupal tables.

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A Window Into The Org

Dan Pontefract

Think about Microsoft Sharepoint (particularly the 2010 release), Jive , Drupal , Blogtronix , Telligent , amongst many others as that window. would plug into the window permitting a single point of entry that federates content, search, sites, etc. 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.

Conversation with Harold Jarche: Sense-making in a networked world and personal knowledge mastery

Trends in the Living Networks

I don’t know if the name rings a bell, but James did tech support on my Drupal site for me. Harold Jarche and I have long known each other online.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

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. Each network offers different types of search capabilities and once you’ve located a potential friend, you must send an “invitation” to invite them into your personal network.

Howard Rheingold on the Social Media Classroom | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

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

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The social media I use

Nancy White

Getting stuff (search, content, etc.). 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. Recently I wrote a post that received a lot of attention - more than I would have expected: How I use social media. At the end of the post, I promised to write about WHAT social media I currently use. So here it is.

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. Other Posts in the Series Tool Set 2009 Work Skills Keeping Up Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Networks and Learning Communities Collaborate Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Other Places to Look Alternative list of skills - I've focused on the skills in the initial Knowledge Work Framework.

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Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What I thought would be easy (from a Drupal perspective) was complicated or just not supported with MOSS. Jay Cross on 30 Mar 2009 at 1:52 pm Sounds like Microsoft needs to re-read David Weinberger’s Everything is Miscellaneous, particularly the part that says you don’t have to label and file everything when you can find it with a search. Drupal’s taxonomy module does.

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

Drupal for Education and E-Learning , January 12, 2009. Twitter Search in Plain English , June 17, 2009. 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. 50 Essential Strategies For Creating A Successful Web 2.0 Product - Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 Blog , January 26, 2009.

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Tom Vander Wall Nails My Sharepoint Experience | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What I thought would be easy (from a Drupal perspective) was complicated or just not supported with MOSS. Jay Cross on 30 Mar 2009 at 1:52 pm Sounds like Microsoft needs to re-read David Weinberger’s Everything is Miscellaneous, particularly the part that says you don’t have to label and file everything when you can find it with a search. Drupal’s taxonomy module does.

Open Learning, Open Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

They've hooked it all together with a Drupal content management system, with Moodle, with Kaltura. Solid (which is a terrible name if you're searching for it) short for “social linked data.” [21] Open online learning entered the mainstream with the growth and popularity of MOOCs, but while interest in open online courses has never been greater MOOCs represent only the first step in a broader open learning infrastructure.

How I use social media

Nancy White

80% of my working time is mediated using social media, from Skype, Google Docs, Twitter, Drupal, Moodle, Elluminate and an every changing myriad of other tools. Getting stuff (search, content, etc.). This afternoon I’m spending a half hour on a Skype video conversation to share a bit of how I use social media.

What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Even if you have an original website idea, your site, unless it is *very* special (like, say, the Dead Sea Scrolls) will quickly be swamped by the noise and verbiage that is the web, your only traffic search engines and spammers. There is a wide range of choices for people out there, everything from Drupal to Blackboard to SiteScape. I get to play a government scientist on the internet.

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

Mark Oehlert

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 » February 20, 2008 GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games Player Generated Content in Casual Games One of the presenters is Kris Soumas and dig this title - "VP of Games, Lifetime Television" I wonder if they even have a CLO.but they have a VP of Games.

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Often user interaction is provided – the user might type a term into a search widget, for example – and often some form of processing is requested at the remote website. Groups of people, meanwhile, congregated on content management systems such as Drupal or Plone. But there will continue to be an evolution of the model as developers search for the right balance between social function and individual identity, between the common software platform and individual control.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

80% of my working time is mediated using social media, from Skype, Google Docs, Twitter, Drupal, Moodle, Elluminate and an every changing myriad of other tools. Learning Getting work done Finding and connecting with people Getting stuff (search, content, etc.)