Drupal in Education

Welcome to the Drupal in Education group. This group is an umbrella group for supporting and discussing the various uses of Drupal in educational settings.

List of education institutions using Drupal.

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DrupalCamp Yorkshire

Start: 
2014-05-31 09:00 - 2014-06-01 17:00 UTC
Organizers: 
Event type: 
Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

Drupal heroes, designers, developers, digital managers, and product owners get together for some amazing sessions focusing on Drupal8, Drupal Usability, and some talks specifically for people new to Drupal.

Please visit http://2014.drupalcampyorkshire.co.uk/ to pre-register.

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Web Communications Coordinator / Designer | The University of Iowa - Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development has an exciting opportunity for a Web Communications Coordinator / Designer. The job responsibilities include designing for multiple media (print & web); serving as a point of contact between technical and non-technical staff to create, launch, and upgrade multiple OVPR&ED websites; providing support, training and guidance to departmental contacts; provide project and timeline management for multiple projects simultaneously; and integrating OVPR&ED branding into web & print media.

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Norways biggest e-learning site chooses H5P

www.ndla.no is Norway’s largest e-learning site for the secondary school level with 2,6 millions unique visitors in 2013. The website is publicly funded and has a large editorial staff for keeping the learning content up to date. NDLA requires most of its content to be openly licensed to encourage sharing and collaboration. NDLA now asks their vendors to deliver e-learning content as H5P, and uses H5P as their own authoring tool. They've already created over 1 000 H5P nodes.

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Richer experiences with Drupal 7 and H5P!

The H5P module is finally available for Drupal 7! Now you can download H5P and H5P content types empowering you to create great rich experiences for your users to enjoy. Content like interactive videos, presentations, drag and drop, fill in the blanks questions and more are available from h5p.org.

We have received many enthusiastic requests for an H5P D7 module and we are proud to present the newly released version. You can find it available on the H5P project page.

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Free Webinar: Drupal for Decision Makers (HigherEd Focus)

Start: 
2014-02-27 14:00 - 15:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

Singlebrook is hosting a free webinar on Thurs., 2/27 at 2pm, ET.

In this 60 minute seminar, Jeff Amaral will discuss what you need to know when investigating Drupal as a potential platform for your site.

*Finding support from the Drupal community and its developers
*Factors that will affect the cost of development and maintenance
*Why features are cheap but customization is expensive
*Choosing developers and a development style that aligns with your needs

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Drupal in Education Summit

Drupal in Education Summit, to be held in Austin on June 2.

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btopro's picture

APC + File cache + DB cache bin best practices

http://dropbucket.org/node/1046

I was hoping maybe some one had an article or could give me some feedback on the following settings.php configuration that I'm currently using to push Drupal 7 cache bins to APC user cache and the file system via the File Cache module. Best performance numbers I got was APC for everything but that obviously has some issues with fragmentation of the smaller cached values. Some context of what I'm also using for performance
-- Display Cache https://drupal.org/project/display_cache
-- Entity cache https://drupal.org/project/entitycache

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Website (Drupal) Developer | Rutgers University

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

SALARY: $68,000 - $74,000 (Based on Experience)

APPLY HERE

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cdulude's picture

Education Summit before DrupalCon Austin?

DrupalCon Austin is still six months away, but I am curious:

a) Has there been any talk yet of a pre-conference higher ed summit? Larger than a BOF or meeting for dinner; I'm thinking more of an all-day thing.
b) If plans are not already in the works, would there be any interest in such an event?

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falcon's picture

Use H5P export to download and customize rich H5P content you find on other sites!

H5P's may now be exported. For a long time we've supported importing H5Ps, now we've gone full circle and also supports exporting H5P's. This means that if you as an editor finds H5P content on another site, and that site has H5P export enabled, you may download the content, upload it to your CMS, customize it and share it.

Take a look at demo.h5p.org. Here the export feature is enabled and you may export content from here and import it to your own site, make customizations and publish it.

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Pseudents: your metacognitive friends

Here...

http://youtu.be/Cz7zSlNfiqk

... there's a short video about pseudents (pseudo-students). They're make-believe students who go through a course with the real students. Authors can use pseudents to address metacognitive issues, show students what not to do, etc.

CyberCourse makes it easy to set up pseudents, and use them in course content.

Kieran

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CyberCourse and the author note reStructuredText directive

CyberCourse is software for writing textbook-like things.

An important goal is that content lasts for years (think decades) without change. It will work on new devices as they come along. Authors can move content across platforms (CyberCourse to ELMS to Moodle to PeeWee's Buckets o' Content Management System) without needing to rework content. Well, not much anyway. What rework is needed is done once for all nodes with regex.

CyCo uses CKEditor as a semi-GUI, not its usual WYSIWYG self. Authors write in reStructuredText. Think Markdown, but standardized.

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Using DSLM as an alternative to core Multi-site

I just wanted to point to this write up and screencast I did here about migrating from multiple multi-sites to a DSLM (https://drupal.org/project/dslm) based method of structuring Drupal core / contrib / install profiles. I had been looking for a solution like this for some time and have been very happy with it thus far both as a developer as well as server performance.

https://drupal.psu.edu/content/dslm-multi-sites-steroids

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falcon's picture

Editable Interactive Timeline for H5P and Drupal

Timeline picture
The H5P timeline really shows of some of the strengths of H5P. A developer with the nickname “gafolini” took the great “TimelineJs” library by KnightLab, packed it as a H5P library, added a helper library and whoola! After two hours work we get this amazing new content type for H5P, and the existing library now is editable in web browsers, it is importable and exportable. It is amazing what H5P can add to existing js code with very little effort.

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ELMS Style Guide Released!

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Modules you need

Let's try a little different post format with some questions...

What module are you currently lacking that you think you need authored right now?

What is contrib missing currently that you think it could benefit from the most?

What's the scope of this module and what projects could be forked / contributed to in order to meet your functionality need?

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btopro's picture

Popcorn distribution

Any thoughts on a popcorn distribution, even just as a proof of concept, to show whats possible with the popcorn modules out there? I can't for the life of me assemble them into anything usable and I build distros all day so maybe an example would be a good place to start in getting greater adoption. I'd love to roll popcorn aspects into https://drupal.org/project/icor which sees some love as I get free-time.

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Register for the BADCamp Higher Education Summit

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual BADcamp (Bay Area Drupal Camp) Higher Ed Summit will be held on Friday Oct 25th at the beautiful UC Berkeley campus. We are very fortunate to have the support of the BADcamp organizers to get a full-day dedicated to Higher Ed Drupal topics.

We have listened to feedback from you from previous years, and we think we have a good balance of high-quality sessions, and unconference-style components like lightning talks and BoF tables.

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Drupal Use in Higher Ed - Google Spreadsheet

This is an editable Google spreadsheet of higher ed sites currently using Drupal. Please help by adding your college or university site with a few details about your installation(s):
http://bit.ly/drupal_in_higher_ed_edit

The read-only version of the spreadsheet is here (plain HTML without Google Docs):
http://bit.ly/drupal_in_higher_ed

Please add and share these links.
The spreadsheet was started several years ago by Jay Collier, http://jaycollier.net

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Drupal-based digital signage

There seems to be some interest and use case for Drupal-based digital signage. bneil, AndrewGearhart, and btopro had a good conversation in #drupal-edu about some ideas and thought we needed to start collecting our ideas.

Let's use this wiki as a place to start organizing ourselves around what our requirements are and what general functionality we can share between our institutions.

Hopefully we'll end up with a nice list of requirements that we can work together to build a solid base for Drupal digital signage.

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