The umbrella group, Drupal in Education, is too broad for the various interests and divisions. Drupal Education BOF groups at DrupalCon SF were stymied by the range of interests and needs, particularly across the basic division of university level and K-12 level. Other divisions included coder vs. user, and learning management vs. organization management. The newly formed LMS (learning management system), was one outcome of these discussions.
The needs for public-facing K-12 school sites, as well as strategies for supporting educational activities, are very different from university contexts, and it is difficult to participate in undifferentiated discussions when "student" and "course" and "teacher" and "grade" have such different deep meanings. Let this group be a place where we can:
- Discuss and develop modules of particular interest to K-12 education, like curriculum mapping and Section 508 compliance checklists
- Post and discuss case studies of new K-12 school websites, and build a directory of school sites
- Provide a space for "Young Drupalers" who are still in school to support each other as they develop their school websites.
The registration for this event is now open!
- Info/Announcement: http://groups.drupal.org/node/211118
- Register: https://denverdrupaled.eventbrite.com
- Propose a discussion topic: http://groups.drupal.org/node/211108
With DrupalCon Denver coming up in approximately 4 months, I wanted to see if there was interest in an Education-specific unconference on Monday, the 19th, the day before DrupalCon begins.Read more
ELMS Alpha 5 came out today! https://drupal.psu.edu/project/elms
ELMS is now entirely features based and following the best practices established by Open Atrium / Eduglu / Drupal Commons. You can download the distro at the link above or check out any of the 24 other modules/features contributed as part of this release at https://drupal.psu.edu/fserverRead more
A movement is building to create the next generation of technology to power the future of learning. Startup Weekend Education is hosting a series of events bringing together software developers, teachers, designers and business people to rapidly develop new concepts in 54 hours. Top leaders and investors in ed tech are available all weekend to help mentor and shape ideas into commercially viable products.
Do you have an idea that could change education? Would you like be on the team building the next classroom innovation?Read more
The Startup Weekend franchise has branched out into the education technology space and created "Startup Weekend Education". These are rapid 54-hour events - concept on Friday night and pitch the demo on Sunday night. There is a good mix of enthusiastic folks to team up with - teachers, biz devs, marketing and designers (plus loads of fellow techs).Read more
p><a href="http://www.esparklearning.com>eSpark Learning seeks a passionate front-end Drupal developer for exciting and intellectually challenging work building the leading educational platform that will have a global impact on millions of young students lives. We are a well-funded Chicago technology start-up that is changing the way kids learn by making it super fun with personalization, educational games, and community.Read more
I am looking for someone to spend a few hours re-designing a community website -- its a homeschool group and we need a new scheduling system. A member created a pretty good version using drupal. The member who created the site can't work on it anymore. I hope it is only a few hours of work. I would send you the log in and the list of changes and you would please tell me what I would have to pay you and if you think you can knock it out. Thanks.
This afternoon I threw together a super simple embedded dictionary using WordReference.com. Nothing fancy just two options to set and a block you can put wherever you need that toggles to open an iframe to search definitions. Here's the code: https://github.com/markwk/embed_wr_dictionary
I thought it might be useful for some edu folks out there.
I'm finishing up work on a network of sites that will likely be getting a huge amount of incoming users in the coming weeks. One thing I haven't included yet it is a way to provide feedback about issues and problems (I know there must be some :). I could use a simple contact form but I'm wondering some of the best approaches for getting user feedback and handling issues within Drupal. Thoughts?
So, I'm putting the final touches on AtriumED (sic) with a couple new OpenAtrium features additions:
-Quizlet Vocabulary: https://github.com/markwk/atriumed_quizlet
-Group Video Chat: https://github.com/markwk/atrium_opentok (using OpenTok's free Video Chat API!)
I hope to have a distro to share within the next week or so...
I'm putting the finishing touches on a module that I think might be quite useful in some educational situations, namely Quizlet http://drupal.org/project/Quizlet
There's a live demo at http://quizlet-for-drupal.int3c.comRead more
We are an education software company in the midst of developing two major products. The first app was launched in Alpha/Beta this past spring. We received moderate traction and have recently decided to pivot to a Q&A community for educators. We are set to launch in August. The second app is going to be more of a staff collaboration solution for education. With our budget we are looking for a Drupal Developer (already have a fantastic Drupal Developer on board as a co-founder) with one of the following possibilities:Read more
We are a start-up getting ready to launch our beta site. (see www.parentschoolnetwork.com) It is a site for parents to get detailed information about the quality of their local public schools (with broad web 2.0 functionality).
My previous company is www.edtec.com. It has a social mission of helping to reform public education. The new venture shares this mission. It would be great if you shared this passion. see me at www.linkedin.com/in/joshmnewman
Our key developer is unavailable for the next 6 weeks and we need a fill-in resource. Estimated need is 30 - 60 hours total.Read more
The Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher and Education has started the process of implementing a humongous 4 year e-learning project covering private, UN and last but not least public schools in Palestine. We are now reviewing options for a strong and stable platform for ELMS, CMS and WBT; where teacher/student usability, interface and interactivity are the top priorities for us.
Appreciate your feedback, on the pros and cons of Drupal for such a task as well as assistance on certain modules that prove themseleves and can make our efforts a success.Read more
Hi there, fellow Drupallers.
I am developing a community site for a very small non-profit preschool (in trade for tuition $). It will have all sorts of basic Drupal stuff like forums, calendars, blogs from the teachers, etc.Read more
Just to have a basic design question (I have searched all over the discussion forums and not yet able to any.)
Scenario: A school has a group of teachers who are teaching their subjects (e.g. Math, English, Science, etc..). A website is needed for students to pick a subject and ask question about that subject. The teacher, who is in charge of the subject will receive notification and respond to the student. Once it is responded, it will be made available to all students.Read more
The project is a community media/feed aggregator/news space/conversation space. A high level run down of the featureset includes:
- Customizable user profiles;
- Discussions with embedded images, audio, and video;
- Publishing pictures, audio, and video via mobile devices and/or email;
- Content aggregation via rss;
How are people defining classrooms? Are you making a group for each class or are you using taxonomy? Have you got the dashboard working showing all of a student's assignments? Is gradebook working right? Please share what you've learned about the best way to organize classrooms in organic groups.
Here's what I'm doing: I am using OA (Beta 8) as a classroom tool for schools; the promise of team-based projects is the attraction. Having an easy, and also slick, way to do this is great.
But I am struggling with how to organize the groups.Read more
northStudio, VSBT and Acquia are happy to announce 'Drupal in a Day Course' on September 10th 2010, a day before the Alberta Drupal Camp!
Drupal in a Day Course
Are you curious about Drupal? Wondering how it can be used, and what you or your team could do with it? Drupal in a Day is an overview of the fundamental concepts of Drupal. It would be good as a foundation for potential site builders and an overview for decision makers who want to look under the hood.
Course details:Read more
We are a stealth silicon valley startup for the educational industry currently working with drupal developers offshore. While they are a great team to work with, as we get closer to beta, late night meetings, communication delays and lack of cultural context is slowing down our release schedule.
They have finished about 90% of the work for beta. This is what I need . . .Read more