This is a group to organize and discuss the development of Drupal learning experience for helping people master Drupal.
See an inventory of all education related groups: http://groups.drupal.org/node/172069
Please post here:
- Discussion about Drupal training programs and training opportunities
- Links or information about courseware & learning materials for training (tag as "materials")
- Post Training events - News about upcoming and past training events or if you offer Drupal training services (tag as "training" or "training, events" or "training, services")
- Discussions related to an open curriculum (tag as "open curriculum")
- Review the current Open Curriculum proposal:
Open Curriculum: Definitions – Scenarios – Roadmap – Skill sets – Open certification – References - Roles
Join the discussions here on g.d.o, on IRC at #drupal-skillmap, or on Twitter with the tag #drupalskillmap!
If you're interested in setting up local learning sessions - please visit the Drupal Dojo too.
Drupal Theming Training
MicroTek, 1101 Vermont Avenue NW Suite 300
This class starts by discussing the anatomy of a Drupal theme, and explaining the PHPtemplate system Drupal uses to render HTML. We'll guide you through creating a custom theme from scratch by overriding the template files provided by Drupal core, adding new style sheets, and defining your own theme and preprocess functions with a little PHP code.
Description: A discussion regarding the concept of creating a peer-driven certification system for Drupal and other Open Source projects. Please see http://groups.drupal.org/guilds for some background information.
Leader: Aaron Winborn(aaron)
The session will be held in #Drupal-dojo IRC in conjunction with a webinar GoToMeeting.
Register to attend the webinar here - https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/976327089
http://drupaleasy.com/podcast/2010/09/drupaleasy-podcast-44-andrews-workbox starting a bit before 29:00. This is an interesting discussion, that brings up some questions about the Guilds. Specifically, they discuss the worth of a peer driven certification.Read more
This book serves as a detailed guide to setting up Nginx in different production situations: as standalone server, as reverse proxy, interacting with applications via FastCGI, and more. In addition, the complete directive reference will be your best friend at all stages of the configuration and maintenance processes.Read more
I'm curious what folks think about how Curriculum relates to Certifications.
I think the two often go hand-in-hand, but they don't always.
Are certifications related to curriculum?
And if so, what do the folks in this group think about certifications?
I've obviously got my own thoughts on certification programs in response to previous discussion on the consulting list, but this is a different venue with some different goals and perspectives than the consulting folks.
Hi this is the initial meeting to discuss and share the different curriculum projects and to discuss how to best collaborate and possibly consolidate efforts. I will present the NJIT effort to collaborate with others and implement an open courseware site to support NJIT's desire to offer online instructor led Drupal training through non-credit courses sponsored by continuing Ed.Read more
We run regular Drupal training classes up and down the East Coast and this September we're back in New York for two days: September 14 and 15.
If you'd like to know more please read on, click the links below, email us via email@example.com or call on 678-223-3351.Read more
Is there some overlap between Curriculum Mapping and Open Media Project's management of controlled metadata vocabularies?
As a part of the Curriculum and Training Group, we have a work group exploring possible solutions for mapping Drupal production roles / job functions to competencies and to learning content. The objective may ultimately be to build a new module that will allow for the easy collection of topics and sub-topics across all curriculum and learning content, as well as a mechanism for managing and distributing such records. (Curriculum and Training Group: http://groups.drupal.org/curriculum-and-training)Read more
A couple of weeks ago we launched Modulecraft an awareness & fund-raising project that aims to rally Drupal professionals around a shared effort to create the ultimate toolset for Drupal business. The first fundraising round has as goal the development of a documentation distribution for Drupal that uses a similar approach as the localization server and that enables a distributed/federated documentation architecture for the Drupal project. As a Drupal user you'll be able to get a set of documentation from the drupal.org docs server imported into your own site. You will than be able to edit it and build subsets of the documentation for your own projects. You'll also be able to submit topics that were edited or created by you on your own infrastructure and add them as suggestions to the Drupal documentation server.
The following is a first proposal for the specification of the Documentation system we want to build as part of the modulecraft project. It is by no means complete, and it strongly needs your feedback. This is our first encounter with DITA and our ideas should really be proof checked by technical writers that have extensive experience using DITA. It also contains some proposes a somewhat exotic usage of RDFa, feedback is also very much needed here. In the coming days I'll be adding new sections to the specification here. This is a wiki so be bold! You can add comments either here or at the original posts on the Pronovix blog. I'll be incorporating feedback into this wiki.Read more
I am looking for someone to work with me to develop a theme for the NJIT Drupal Academy project. I am a fully competent drupal developer / implementor / etc... However, I do not have the time and I need someone with excellent graphic design skills that can produce a slick Web 2.0 Drupal community inspired theme for the Drupal academy that we are beginning to setup.Read more
Let me introduce myself, I'm a long-time lurker on the discussion boards. I've been using drupal for about 4 years and teach it as part of web development courses at New Jersey Institute of Technology. NJIT is located in Newark NJ and is very close to New York City.Read more
Yes, we here at Drupaltherapy knowyou're so excited to roll up your sleeves and get dirty with Drupal 7. The only thing holding you back are a few nasty bugs. Well, before you start sticking your nose into features and code it's never been in before, you should take a couple of proactive steps to make sure your experience is a healthy and productive one.
Drupaltherapy announces Booster Shots for Drupal 7, a series of half day courses designed to keep beginner and intermediate Drupal users in the know on changes in Drupal 7. All Booster Shots take place in Boston, MA, on September 17, 2010, in two identical training sessions with your trusted Drupaltherapist, Sean Effel.
Consider this your immunization to shock, surprise, and confusion when you see the new admin interface. You may likely avoid lightheadedness and fainting when you see D7's baked in field and file support, not to mention the native image handling solution. We can help you be prepared for the new season of Drupal development ahead of us rather than let this new environment get the better of you.
Please take a moment to see our offerings, Booster Shots or otherwise.Read more
Dates: September 13 and 14, 2010 from 9:00am to 4:30pm each day.
Price: $550.00 (includes lunch)
Office of Continuing Professional Education at the Center for Innovative Technology
2214 Rock Hill Rd. Suite 400
Herndon VA 20170-4213
Description: In this classroom course you will build a site that has four site sections, custom content types, views and more. Each section demonstrates commonly used techniques used to build dynamic Drupal sites. In addition to using Drupal's many administrative features, you will use modules such asRead more
In our chat today, we identified a few agenda items for the next scheduled meeting on #drupal-dojo IRC and gotomeeting:
- Introduction of panelists
- Review results of the Drupalista Survey: http://groups.drupal.org/node/72288
- Review of module dev in support of curriculum development; the "Competency System" referred to here: http://drupalkata.com/curriculum/node/866
- Agenda for next meeting (@gusaus)
This is a message to all you Drupalers that are on a Mac. We are in need of a new computer at my house. Do I go with another PC or a Mac? If I go Mac, I have to run Parallels so that I can flip back and forth between windows and mac to accommodate the Adobe SW in which I have a lot of money invested. So this begs the question, what SW out on a Mac that I can't get on a PC? What Mac only SW do you use as Drupalers? Is the switch worth it (processing power aside)?
Site Builder training for people who are new to Drupal, delivered by Chapter Three in Dulles, near Washington, DC. Essential Drupal modules are covered: CCK, Views, Imagecache/field, Panels. As well as fundamental Drupal concepts and best practices. Delivered by leading developers, Jen Lampton and Jacob Redding, experienced with training.
Note: Government discount availableRead more
Dave Hall Consulting has teamed up with with Sven Creative to present an intensive 2 day workshop which teaches participants how to build, deploy and manage Drupal sites in a scalable way. Most sessions will involve an overview of a tool, then attendees will become familar with the tool by using it to complete a task. Time has been allocated to allow people to ask questions and share information about their own development workflows.Read more
Now you have your Drupal site, how do you use it?
We'll show you how to administer Drupal: from adding and editing content to managing users and permissions, tagging your content and even setting up a forum.
You'll need to bring a laptop: this is a hands-on course and you'll be building and administering a Drupal site throughout the day.
More information at http://menusandblocks.co.uk/drupal-training/drupal-administration
there are two parts: Competency repository and the competency-to-product mapping module
The repository is a space/site dedicated to storing community defined Drupal-related competencies. But what is a competency? How are competencies organized? I have been doing some pondering and tested my thoughts with a google search.Read more