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.

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Free workshop: Introduction to the Drupal Content Management System

Start: 
2012-05-25 12:00 - 15:00 America/Los_Angeles
Organizers: 

This Friday, May 25, 2012, we're offering a FREE 3-hour workshop on an introduction to the Drupal content management system and what you need to know when using Drupal for your next website. No prior experience with Drupal is necessary.

Jumpstart your project with a solid approach! We'll help you turn your ideas into concrete action items by guiding you through the steps to organize your project.

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

What is Drupal?

Drupal is a free and open source web development platform used by millions of sites on the web today. It is used by sites big and small to manage online communities and their content and can be customized for any device to match any visual design. Learn more at http://www.larks.la/about/what-is-drupal

Exaltation of Larks - Expert Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training This is a free workshop and seating is limited. You'll have access to the experts at Exaltation of Larks — a Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training company in Los Angeles — learn about Drupal, and have a fun time!

It is being held at Droplabs, a Drupal-friendly coworking and event space in Los Angeles, and is scheduled to coincide with Drupal Coworking Friday, also at Droplabs the same day.

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Book "Drupal 7 – the Essentials" being added to the community wiki

I am very happy to announce that I (finally!) am publishing my book Drupal 7 – the Essentials in the documentation section on drupal.org!

The book covers basic and advanced site building with Drupal core, Views, Flag, Rules, Page manager and Panels. So far only "part A" (74 of 324 pages) are published, but I hope to finish it before the end of the week.

If you're curious, check out http://drupal.org/node/1576418.

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DrupalCon Munich proposals for training/learning/education

Proposals close on May 11th. Please [edit] to add your proposal title, name and link if you post one about training/learning/education.

This year, there's no voting, which is really a GOOD thing! However, it would be great to built some discussion about the proposals to help the selection process. Here are sessions related to training, education or learning in the list of proposed sessions. Please leave a comment on them if you feel moved or have any questions to get clarification.

Training Your Clients with Easy to Create Video Tutorials - Rod Martin

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Get your Drupal on! Site Building, PHP and Module Development for Everyone.

Start: 
2012-05-30 09:00 - 2012-06-01 17:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
rgs

We're running two tracks in our May Training in Soho from Wednesday 5/30 to Friday 6/1 - D7 in a Day and D7 Site Building and PHP for Drupal and Module Development.

The Drupal in a Day and Site Building track is perfect for those new to Drupal or for users who have worked with Drupal but need sequential training to fill in gaps in knowledge and skills.

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Self-paced intro to Drupal online starts now!

Start: 
2012-04-25 (All day) - 2012-05-23 (All day) UTC
Organizers: 

Hello Drupal! If you know someone who is brand new to Drupal, or considering using Drupal, I'm running and developing a free online course over the next 4 weeks. Please share this link:

http://www.udemy.com/learn-drupal/

Get started!

Session 1 is online now. Join up, and share your sandbox site in the discussions.
Please also fill in the pre-course survey. http://j.mp/surveycourse

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New Online Course on being a Drupal Freelancer and 6 week live online Drupal training

I'm happy to announce two new courses.

Earn a Great Living as a Freelance Web Developer (specializing in Drupal).
A course for this who want to build a successful practice building Drupal sites..

Mastering Drupal 7: A live Six Week Online Course.
A step by step, live online course where we take you from installing Drupal to building complex, professional, interactive sites.

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heather's picture

Hello Drupal updated!

I've just posted an update to Hello Drupal, based on feedback from participants and partners. I just tested this on Friday, and it worked much better.

http://training.acquia.com/hellodrupal

If you do use Hello Drupal, please put your event on the listing page (see bottom of http://training.acquia.com/hellodrupal ) And reply back to us about how many people participated. It's really helpful to know how you're using it and that you do find it useful.

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Drupal Tutoring at Droplabs on March 29, 2012

Start: 
2012-03-29 16:00 - 18:00 America/Los_Angeles
Organizers: 

This evening's tutors are @christefano and cpjeeves, two of the developers and architects with Exaltation of Larks. This time block is devoted to you, so bring your questions and homework to work on. The tutors' time is on a first-come, first-served basis.

This is the second session for this tutoring series at Droplabs and we welcome your feedback. We'll try to introduce a Users Helping Users concept, so if you're of a certain level, are waiting for an answer, and can help another, please do so!

We're also pleased to announce that watching videos on Build a Module.com is FREE at Droplabs and that we'll be incorporating a mentored training approach at these open tutoring sessions.

Look forward to seeing you there.

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Drupal as LMS Initiative GSOC2012

Drupalcon was a great leep forward for education. Drupal is taking off in k-12, university and private sector training usage for the delivery of educational materials. A mixed group of people passionate about education and training got together for a learning management system (LMS) BoF at Drupalcon. You can read some of the conclusions of that group here http://groups.drupal.org/node/219814

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Drupal 7 Module Development by Bantalabs and Acquia - London, UK

Start: 
2012-04-26 09:00 - 2012-04-27 18:00 Europe/London
Organizers: 

Learn how to get custom functionality using Drupal’s hook system, as well as how to extend or alter contributed module functionality. Participants in this course will have used CCK, Views and Panels to create websites but have never built their own module.

http://bantalabs.com/events/drupal-training/drupal-7-module-development-...

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Site Building with Drupal 7 by Bantalabs and Acquia - London, UK

Start: 
2012-04-24 09:00 - 2012-04-25 18:00 Europe/London
Organizers: 

In two days, participants will be brought up to speed on Drupal and will be ready to tackle their own project. Learn how to manage media, build calendars and complex, dynamic queries of content by selecting and configuring the most popular modules.

http://bantalabs.com/events/drupal-training/site-building-drupal-7-londo...

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Drupal 7 in a day by Bantalabs and Acquia - London, UK

Start: 
2012-04-23 09:00 - 18:00 Europe/London
Organizers: 

Dig into the powerful tools that make Drupal 7 the most flexible and efficient way to get your website online.

In this introductory, hands-on workshop, you'll learn your way around the latest release of this popular web content management system.

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christefano's picture

Free workshop: Introduction to the Drupal Content Management System

Start: 
2012-03-30 12:00 - 15:00 America/Los_Angeles
Organizers: 

This Friday, March 30, 2012, we're offering a 3-hour workshop on an introduction to the Drupal content management system and what you need to know when using Drupal for your next website. No prior experience with Drupal is necessary.

Jumpstart your project with a solid approach! We'll help you turn your ideas into concrete action items by guiding you through the steps to organize your project.

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

What is Drupal?

Drupal is a free and open source web development platform used by millions of sites on the web today. It is used by sites big and small to manage online communities and their content and can be customized for any device to match any visual design. Learn more at http://www.larks.la/about/what-is-drupal

Exaltation of Larks - Expert Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training This is a free workshop and seating is limited. You'll have access to the experts at Exaltation of Larks — a Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training company in Los Angeles — learn about Drupal, and have a fun time!

It is being held at Droplabs, a Drupal-friendly coworking and event space in Los Angeles, and is scheduled to coincide with Drupal Coworking Friday, also at Droplabs the same day.

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christefano's picture

Free workshop: Introduction to the Drupal Content Management System

Start: 
2012-02-24 12:00 - 14:00 America/Los_Angeles
Organizers: 

This Friday, February 24, 2012, we're offering a 2-hour workshop on an introduction to the Drupal content management system and what you need to know when using Drupal for your next website. No prior experience with Drupal is necessary.

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

What is Drupal?

Drupal is a free and open source web development platform used by millions of sites on the web today. It is used by sites big and small to manage online communities and their content and can be customized for any device to match any visual design. Learn more at http://www.larks.la/about/what-is-drupal

Exaltation of Larks - Expert Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training This is a free workshop and seating is limited. You'll have access to the experts at Exaltation of Larks — a Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training company in Los Angeles — get a free lunch and have a fun time!

It is being held at Droplabs, a Drupal-friendly coworking and event space in Los Angeles, and is scheduled to coincide with Drupal Coworking Friday, also at Droplabs the same day.

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New version of elms out

http://drupal.org/project/elms -- Try it out now! The abstraction of ELMS is nearly complete. If you care about ELMS implications for application development, check out drupal.psu.edu and read through my posts about abstraction (or http://btopro.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/what-im-really-excited-about/ or http://elearning.psu.edu/elearning/elms-drupal-drupal-elms )

Just some highlights:
--improved installer
--major focus on ensuring accessibility is met
--style guide that accompanies 15 newly released themes
--22 features, many of which are kit compliant

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Drupal 7: Creating and Editing Custom Themes

Just released Drupal 7: Creating and Editing Custom Themes for Lynda.com

Feel free to critique or suggest any thing else you would like to see a video series on related to Drupal 7.

chaz.chumley's picture

Drupal 7: Creating and Editing Custom Themes

Just released Drupal 7: Creating and Editing Custom Themes for Lynda.com

Feel free to critique or suggest any thing else you would like to see a video series on related to Drupal 7.

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Learn Drupal 7 Site Building with Open Outreach - Enroll Today for Community College Short Course

Start: 
2012-01-01 (All day) - 2012-01-31 (All day) UTC
Organizers: 

Enroll Today

Enrolments Now Open

Call Ms. Dera Williams at Merritt College, Oakland, California (510) 436-2413
Tell her that you want to enroll in EDT 801 Class Code 24295
This is the only way to enroll in this class!
Cost: $ 130
Class completely online, class materials run by Moodle
Scheduled interactions via Elluminate

More information: http://opensourcecollege.org/enroll-merritt
Email info@opensourcecollege.org
Enrollments: Phone Ms. Dera Williams at Merritt College, Oakland, California (510) 436-2413

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Drupalise Me -Axis12 Ltd Training Course

Start: 
2012-01-16 09:00 - 2012-01-19 17:00 Europe/London
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Make sure you get your spot on our upcoming training event, only a few seats left!

The Drupalise me training course is aimed at PHP developers wanting to move into Drupal and is a combination of our Build it with Drupal and Drupal module development courses. This course will cover all the key aspects of building websites using the Drupal CMS and how to develop advanced modules.

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Drupal Scalability and Performance training at SANDCamp 2012 on January 26, 2012

Start: 
2012-01-26 09:00 - 17:00 America/Los_Angeles
Organizers: 

Join us at SANDcamp, the San Diego Drupal Camp, on Thursday, January 26, 2012 for a full day of scalability and performance training! This class is being offered at a 50% discount off our normal prices. Sign up today or contact us with any questions.

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

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.

Through this process, we will explain common pitfalls and how to avoid them. By the end of this course you should feel comfortable with the basics of how to setup, configure and tune your Drupal site. You’ll learn the most robust solutions the community has discovered.

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