Drupal University Initiative

ricardobeltranl's picture

Hi guys!!!

I've been cooking an idea about massive Drupal training in Mexico City among engineering and science students. It consist in three phases
1) Crowd-source a role centered Drupal learning curricula from existing sources and the community.
2) Marketing and promote the course + remote tutoring to students.
3) Evaluate graduated students, offer internships and future job opportunnities. Repeat

I would like to know your opinion about the idea and its chances of success, overall the first phase implies people tagging Drupal contents on a web site in order to tell other people what are the best materials to tackle the Drupal Learning Curve.
Do you think that would be possible?

Full Draft document here!

I would appreciate your comments!!
Ricardo

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1J2FLm2WuAWiAeUXWDel3Y2eQFERzdz9fUSop...

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Great initiative, In MHO use MOOCs to channel learning

matalote's picture

Ricardo
I believe your document is very valuable and down to earth (achievable). Congratulations!
I definitely agree with the use of a MOOC platform to help students to focus their learning instead of using the traditional Drupal learn by error; having a lot of curated documentation is a great improvement, but if we are able to create a learning path like Node one's four weeks of Drupal maybe by building from scratch a valuable solution with an Instructor, syllabus, reference materials, homeworks etc. Perhaps even going to a industry recognizable certification like Symfony's that would help students to get job offers, that would be great.
Other point of a MOOC style earning is that it will help students outside Mexico City, where there are less chances to get in touch with technologies like Drupal.
Saludos,

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