I wrote a short paper at:
on the ethics of an instructor selling his/her own virtual text to his/her own students.
Please let me know what you think (or if you see any typos :-) ).
I've been rambling / showing off aspects of these two modules for almost 1 and a 1/2 years now and FINALLY they have been completely rewritten in an open way. They are two separate modules though I'd recommend using them together as that's how they've been tested fully. They are currently being used during our active semester in 4 courses and so far results have been very positive. If you're looking to do online assessment with Drupal, this is a big component and I hope that I can integrate my solution with other projects discussed in this group.Read more
UPDATE Network Manager has been released for 5 6 and 7.
I'm releasing a new module soon and wanted to get some feedback on a screencast that I did. It's a project called the Network Manager (http://drupal.org/project/network_manager) and it helps you manage / maintain your sites all from within one site (given permissions set correctly for mysql user).
The university I work for (approx. 12,000 students) is currently evaluating web CMS's to replace an older, cutom-built CMS in use across campus. Use of this new CMS would be supported and available for anyone at the university but not mandatory. I am a developer in the School of Medicine where in the past year we have rolled out over 20 drupal sites and have become enthusiastic drupal evangelists in the process. As a member of the campus-wide committee that is evaluating various CMS's, I would like to make a good case for adopting drupal as our new university-wide CMS.Read more
What is the best way to record the amount of time a student has spent on a page in Drupal? I looked at some timer mods, but have not found anything that really does what I want. Should I be trying to make a view that displays student activity? Is the logging accessible from views? Is there something super easy that I'm not seeing?
Ideally I'd like to be able to insert "time spent" into the existing Track view for each page. I'm guessing that isn't an easy thing to do, but just in case it's possible, I thought I'd mention it.
Thanks in advance,
There are three education-related sessions currently proposed for DrupalCon Paris -- if these are sessions you would like to attend, head on over to the site and vote on them. The rating/voting period is currently set to close on July 12 (which seems short to me, given that the proposal deadline was the 8th, but that's a different story).
The sessions are:Read more
I'm been working on sanduhrs code (http://groups.drupal.org/node/13452) for Drupal 6.
It's far from complete, but is a second step. CMI Datamodel is implemented and we have a conformant RTE. I'm missing the API/Session communication in order to get Claude's test script fully successful.
Anyone interested on this? I'm going to be working on this for the next weeks and we could get something faster if we join forces!
I'd like to see Pittsburgh become known for having Drupal courses in higher education, and this excellent article may help convince educators of the value of Drupal: The Future of Drupal In Professional Open Source.
I've been talking to a few University / College types lately and been asking them one thing -- If a group existed that was dedicated towards Drupal for Universities, would you be interested? Thus far the few that we've pitched this idea to have been very receptive. I posted recently about this idea of a Drupal for Universities Consortium to try and get some feedback / discussion from the rest of the community.Read more
I am the co-founder of the Mediabird Study Notes software, which is an extension to existing LMS.
Mediabird is a collaborative online notepad that allows small study groups to collaboratively work on shared notes at any time. It is not only possible to extend notes or edit them at the same time but in particular Mediabird allows users to annotate notes and ask questions about them. With that respect, Mediabird combines the ideas of a wiki and of a forum but is not as public as a wiki and relates questions to the notes rather than separating them as done in a forum.Read more