Curriculum and Training

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: DefinitionsScenariosRoadmapSkill setsOpen certificationReferences - 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.

csras's picture

Drupal Training in Pune (India)

CS RAS Technology is the leading provider of Drupal Training Classes.

We hold regular Drupal Beginner and Intermediate classes in Pune (India).

CS RAS Technology offer Drupal Training from our Pune offices - or are more than happy to deliver courses on-site at your premises.

We also provide Drupal Based Corporate Training.

For more details, please send us email at mktg@csras.in

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User persona for advanced content creator

As the Curriculum and training group has identified while outlining the various skill sets involved in site creation & use, there's an under-represented skillset in the site creation process: that of the "Advanced content creator". This person has unique requirements, and to describe the requirements, it's first helpful to describe the person / persona. I hope this will be useful not only to the Curriculum & training group, but to other Drupal initiatives related to the Drupal needs of this type of user that is (already, if not increasingly) frequently present at sites deploying Drupal. (Thus the cross-posting to multiple groups.)

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jdwalling's picture

Using WebEnabled.com for Classroom Training

Seattle Drupal User Group (SeaDUG) has organized beginner workshops for the past 3 years to prepare attendees for the annual PNW Drupal Summits, which don't offer beginner sessions. (British Columbia and Oregon Drupal groups provide their own local beginner workshops.)

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karolinapopova's picture

Drupal Trainer | Axis12 Ltd

Employment type: 
Part time
Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

About us
Axis12 are urgently recruiting talented Drupal trainers to join our fast growing London team on a part time basis. We are rolling out a large Drupal and SOLR focused training programme and need some like-minded people to help make it a success.

Description
We are looking for experienced Drupal Trainers to join our team. Our Training programme will encompass all levels of Drupal Training from the Introduction course, HelloDrupal! through to advanced courses, such as Scaling with Drupal.

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wfx's picture

Authoring Strategy

Recently worked on a project where the everyone kept saying, "the client will write the content" or "we'll get to content when the site is done". I suspected this was a recipe for disaster and it was. If you depend on the client to write content to essentially "finish" the site it will never be completed.

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Drupal skill sets: Give your feedback!

Open Curriculum: DefinitionsScenariosRoadmapSkill setsOpen certificationReferences - Roles
Join the discussions here on g.d.o, on IRC at #drupal-skillmap, or on Twitter with the tag #drupalskillmap!


Below is a chart of Drupal "skill sets", and a table describing them. If you could take a moment to answer one or more of these questions, a lot of people would be grateful.

Questions

Copy and paste these questions into a fresh comment, and fill in your comments/answers!

  1. Do you think your Drupal related skills/competence can be described by the skill sets?
  2. Are you hiring Drupal talent? Do these skill sets capture what you're looking for?
  3. Are you developing your Drupal skills? Do you think these skill sets would help you find skills to focus on?
  4. Do you feel that any skill or competence is missing?
  5. Are the titles or descriptions of any particular skill sets below confusing?
  6. Do you think trying to describe Drupal skills and competence like this would be useful for yourself or Drupal people you know?

We're closed!

Thanks everyone for great feedback! It is being incorporated in the continued work – see the "roadmap" and "skill sets" links in the header for more information. Please post any further feedback there!

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Introducing Myself and my somewhat naive ideas about education.

Hello,
First and for all, I am completely new to Drupal, so forgive me if this post is not where it should be.

Let me introduce myself, I'm Jo, a engineering student beginning my final year at the university college.

Let me tell you how I've got here:
This year I have to write my thesis. And unlike the other students I wanted to try on something unusual. Not the imposed corporate thesis proposals but something that could maybe, in some minute way, benefit society more. Read the title, I like to be naive!

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IRC discussion about "subject areas"

Start: 
2011-09-28 15:00 - 2011-09-29 15:00 Europe/Stockholm
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

The work on open curriculum is moving forward, and we're hoping to get some wider attention to verify (and improve) the things we have so far.

Time for the meeting was Wednesday, September 28th, 15:00 Swedish time == 2 PM London time == 8 AM US/Central time. (Sorry for the early US time. And for writing the times in an unclear way.) Place was IRC, on channel #drupal-skillmap.

Notes from the meeting

  • "Subject areas" are now renamed "skill sets", mostly due to Itangalo's firm hand on this matter.
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JacobSingh's picture

Free training at Acquia offices Sep 26 - Sep 30th

Start: 
2011-09-26 09:00 - 2011-09-30 17:00 America/New_York
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Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Acquia is pleased to announce three weeks of FREE Drupal training at our Burlington, MA headquarters. These weeks are September 26, November 14, and December 12 - with specific dates and times for courses below. The links for each course include basic information about what will be covered, prerequisites, and registration links.

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oseldman's picture

Drupal Fundamentals training in Los Angeles on October 31, 2011

Start: 
2011-10-31 09:30 - 17:30 America/Los_Angeles
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Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

This introductory one-day workshop touches on nearly every aspect of the core Drupal framework and covers many must-have modules. You'll learn best practices from the experts at Exaltation of Larks how to create a sustainable framework for managing your content. By the end of the day, you'll have created a Drupal site that looks and functions much like any you’ll see on the web today.

    Sign up today at http://www.larks.la/training  
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oseldman's picture

Drupal Scalability and Performance training in Los Angeles on October 31, 2011

Start: 
2011-10-31 09:30 - 17:30 America/Los_Angeles
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Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

In this all-day workshop, top experts with years of front-line experience building large-scale Drupal deployments show you the best known practices for running fast sites for a large volume of users. Starting with a blank Linux virtual server, we will work through the setup, configuration and tuning of Drupal using Varnish, Pressflow, Apache, MySQL, Memcache and Apache Solr.

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oseldman's picture

Developing RESTful Web Services and APIs training in Los Angeles on November 3, 4 & 5, 2011

Start: 
2011-11-03 09:30 - 2011-11-05 17:30 America/Los_Angeles
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Developing RESTful Web Services and APIs is a 2-day training on November 3 & 4, 2011, with an optional third day of additional hands-on support for those developers seeking accelerated understanding of exploiting Services 3.0 to its fullest.

During this training, the experts at Exaltation of Larks cover the fundamentals of using the Drupal Services module to create, test and support use of your own web API. This training covers Services 3.0 for both Drupal 6 and Drupal 7.

This is the training you need if you're using Drupal to create a backend for iPad, iPhone or Android applications. Developing your own web API is essential to entering the SaaS (Software as a Service) business model and this training gets you there.

    Sign up today at http://www.larks.la/training  
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oseldman's picture

Drupal Architecture (Custom Content, Fields and Lists) training in Los Angeles on November 1 & 2, 2011

Start: 
2011-11-01 09:00 - 2011-11-02 09:00 America/Los_Angeles
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

Drupal Architecture (Custom Content, Fields and Lists) is a two-day workshop that explores modules and configurations you can combine to build more customized systems using Drupal. You’ll create many examples of more advanced configurations and content displays using the popular Content Construction Kit (CCK) and Views modules.

We’ll guide you through the complex User Interfaces that Drupal provides for controlling and customizing the many different ways to present lists and tables of your site’s content.

    Sign up today at http://www.larks.la/training  

What you will learn

  • Creating custom content types
  • Building RSS feeds
  • Allowing viewers to filter results
  • Building interactive tables
  • Displaying content in a grid
  • Adding a date field to your content, and sorting by date
  • Creating iCAL feeds and other date displays
  • Using views arguments to dynamically filter your results based on the URL
  • How other modules integrate with Views

Site you will build: http://dsb.training.chapterthree.com

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heather's picture

Screenshot sprint!

Start: 
2011-09-12 09:00 - 2011-09-30 23:55 UTC
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Would you like to improve Drupal.org? Let's do a screenshot sprint!

This is a quick and easy way you can make a direct improvement to Drupal.org, and help out the busy project maintainers, get some good karma, all without a single line of code. The sprint ends on Sept 30th, let's see what kind of impact we can make.

Why a screenshot sprint?

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References

Open Curriculum: DefinitionsScenariosRoadmapSkill setsOpen certificationReferences - Roles
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Please add references we can share:

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A distributed certification

Open Curriculum: DefinitionsScenariosRoadmapSkill setsOpen certificationReferences - Roles
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Skill sets

Open Curriculum: DefinitionsScenariosRoadmapSkill setsOpen certificationReferences - Roles
Follow discussions here on g.d.o, on IRC at #drupal-skillmap, or on Twitter with the tag #drupalskillmap!


Some sketches for Drupal skill sets

The image sources can be edited at https://cacoo.com/diagrams/Fu6NuballS0GgW0d. The current map has been discussed and improved for a while, so it makes sense to discuss any significant changes before implementing them. Image is distributed under the same creative commons license as Drupal documentation.

Drupal skill set tree. Feel free to edit the image!

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Roadmap

Open Curriculum: DefinitionsScenariosRoadmapSkill setsOpen certificationReferences - Roles
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Scenarios

Open Curriculum: DefinitionsScenariosRoadmapSkill setsOpen certificationReferences - Roles
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In this situation, we're mainly focusing on individuals who are either
a) Actively seeking guidance for learning. or...

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Definitions

Open Curriculum: DefinitionsScenariosRoadmapSkill setsOpen certificationReferences - Roles
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Way-finding through your Drupal learning experience. 

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