Research and academia

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This group is a meeting, discussion and collaboration space for all interested in using Drupal in the academia and research environments. Drupal is an excellent platform for running sites of departments, associations, centers, research projects, conferences, ejournals, or even entire universities.

This group was started following discussions around the excellent Biblio module. However, all topics related to using Drupal in an academic/research environment are welcome, as well as very specific issues related to Biblio development. Relevant discussions may occur in the Drupal in Education, Conference Organizing Distribution, Language Learning Communities or Curriculum and Training groups.

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Challenges faced when designing for location?

Over the last year, we've worked with UCLA Library and Indiana University Library to design their Library websites. Had a lot of fun and learned a lot. yeah

One of the more challenging aspects was designing for their multiple locations. I'd love to hear from folks what challenges you've faced in designing for locations and how you solved them. I wrote a (long) blog post about the issues we faced in designing for location ... I'll summarize it all here for you.

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CyberCourse: distro for authoring courses

CyberCourse is a Drupal distro for authoring courses. It focuses on university skills courses, like programming, writing, and math. It makes flipped, blended, assessment-driven classes practical.

Build a course with many exercises. Students write programs, write emails, find math logic errors... No multiple choice quizzes. Students get individual formative feedback from humans. Practical at scale, at low cost.

Students can fix and resubmit their work until they get it right. Supports mastery learning.

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Lead Web Developer | UCLA

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Allowed

The UCLA Library has made a significant commitment to Drupal over the past three years, creating a new web site in Drupal and implementing the Islandora repository (a Drupal front-end to the Fedora Commons repository). We are ready to implement new services and applications in Drupal, some using angular.js. We also have some amazing collections to make publish and allow our campus community to explore, often in collaboration with innovative faculty and graduate student collaborators.

We are looking for a Drupal developer for a full time career (permanent) position to help realize these projects.

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Instructional Applications Programmer | University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

The Office of Online Education extends educational outreach and access of University courses, degree programs, and research opportunities to the local and global communities in an effort to serve a diverse population of students who prefer or need alternative methods of delivery.

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mathieso's picture

System for course design/creation

http://demo.cybercour.se shows (the beginnings of) a system for building courses. Course design and authoring tools only so far.

There's a list of short (< 3 min) videos about the system.

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Senior Developer | Forum One Communications

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Allowed

Forum One employees have big hearts and bright minds. We're a collaborative group that aims to propel technology to make a difference in the world. We work with nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies.

We're hiring developers both at the junior and senior level. We allocate time for training, professional development and giving back to the community. Our developers work in teams and have fun together!

http://forumone.com/careers

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Drupal Developer | Natural History Museum, London

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

Post: Drupal Developer
Salary: £37,564 per annum plus benefits
Contract: Fixed term appointment (9 months)
Closing date: 7 March 2013

The Natural History Museum is one of the world’s leading museums, internationally recognised for its dual role as a centre of excellence in scientific research and as a leader in the presentation of natural history through exhibitions, public programmes, publications and the web.

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mathieso's picture

Learning content authoring system (LCAS) group

There's a new group at:

http://groups.drupal.org/learning-content-authoring-system

It's for creating a distro to help authors write learning content, like Web sites that replace textbooks. The distro will have tools to help authors follow learning science principles, like outcome-based learning.

An learning content authoring system (LCAS) is not the same as an LMS. An LCAS instance will house content for, say, one course. Multiple LMS will use LTI/SCORM/TinCan to load content from the same LCAS instance.

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mathieso's picture

Drupal distro for designing courses

(This is going out on several channels. Apologies if you get more than one copy.)

There are many Web sites and tools for authoring textbooks: iBooks Author, Flat World Knowledge, etc. Good tech, but there's a fundamental flaw in their specs. They're based on an obsolete view of learning.

Education researchers have shown how we can help students learn STEM skills (STEM: science, tech, engineering and math). Deep learning, formative feedback, other things. We need to redesign authoring software based on these research findings.

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heather's picture

Are you an educator teaching Drupal at college level? Do you know an educator who'd like to teach Drupal?

I'm trying to reach educators who are teaching Drupal as subject matter at college level.

Cross-posting in a few places where it may not be directly related, but we too often focus on Drupal as an LMS, etc without attracting educators who could teach Drupal.

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Program to Develop Prototypes for Demonstration of Standards-based Exchanges | CASRAI

Employment type: 
Part time
Telecommute: 
Allowed

CASRAI (http://casrai.org) is an international non-profit standards development organization for the research and development domain. It is a part of our mandate to demonstrate new methods of data management and exchange for researchers, institutions and funding agencies and to inspire new software solutions in the marketplace.

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Cleveland Drupal User Group Meet-Up: Panels

Start: 
2012-08-14 18:00 - 20:30 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

We'll discuss Panels, the super-robust system for drag-and-drop page layouts, passing contextual information to the elements on the page, and more.

We will open the meeting with a Drupal Ladder Learn Sprint, so please strive to arrive on time.

Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115

IS&T Conference Room, 11th Floor, Rhodes Tower
campus map

meet-up rsvp

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Web Programmer | Amherst College

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

Amherst College is searching for an outstanding web developer to join our team. This position will be responsible for helping evolve the drupal-based www.amherst.edu. Come help influence how 10,000's of students, faculty and staff interact, learn, and play using the tools you develop.

You'll need:

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  • A bachelors degree and at least 3-5 years experience
  • In-depth knowledge of the lamp webstack
  • Experience with web content management systems, experience with Drupal highly desirable.
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    bartmcpherson's picture

    Cleveland Drupal User Group Meet-up BYOT

    Start: 
    2012-07-19 18:00 - 20:30 America/New_York
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    This was a successful meet-up the last time we did it. Let's try it again!

    Have a topic or interest that you need help with from the Drupal community?

    Here's your chance to ask and/or help out other Drupal users.

    We'll line-up topics at the beginning of the meeting, figure out how much time we can spend on each, then go through them.

    We'll save some time at the end for picking back-up on conversations individually.

    Please bring your burning questions and ideas!

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    bartmcpherson's picture

    Cleveland Drupal User Group Meet-up BYOT

    Start: 
    2012-05-24 18:00 - 20:30 America/New_York
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    BYOT - Bring Your Own Topic

    Have a topic or interest that you need help with from the Drupal community?
    Here's your chance to ask and/or help out other Drupal users.

    We'll see how much time we can spend on each topic after we find out how many are submitted.

    meetup.com listing

    Meetup in Rhodes Tower on the campus of Cleveland State University.

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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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    Research Technician (Digital Resources Administrator) | Ligatus Research Centre - University of the Arts London

    Employment type: 
    Part time
    Telecommute: 
    Allowed

    Title: Research Technician (Digital Resources Administrator)
    Reference: EXT454
    Occupation: Technical
    College: Academic Development and Quality
    Postion Type: Temporary - Part time
    Sector: Ligatus Research Unit
    Salary: £26,167 - £31,943 per annum
    Closing Date: 18/04/2012

    Job Overview

    3 Years Fixed Term Contract
    Part time 0.5 FTE, 20 hours
    CCW Research – Ligatus

    Why choose us?

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    Panel Participants in the Drupal in Education Unconference

    As part of our preparations for the upcoming Education Unconference taking place on March 19th in Denver we are happy to give an update on the panel discussion.

    The participants will include:

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    bartmcpherson's picture

    Cleveland Drupal Meetup @ CSU: Content Strategy

    Start: 
    2012-03-15 18:30 - 21:00 America/New_York
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Stephen Gracey will be talking about Content Strategy and presenting a case study of its practical application in Drupal.

    See his comments on the event page on meetup for more info.

    We'd like to have a couple short (5-10 minute) demos related to this topic after Stephen's talk, to showcase approaches to content strategy in Drupal. Anyone have a tried-and-true technique or an innovative solution to share? Then we'll open it up for discussion.

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    Drupal Developer | Harvard Medical School

    Employment type: 
    Contract
    Telecommute: 
    Allowed

    The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), known as Harvard Catalyst, is seeking an experienced Drupal developer for a 5-month contract position (Feb-June). You will work closely with a team of engineers, developers and designers on all aspects of the project lifecycle, including requirements gathering, functional specifications, design, development, QA, roll-out, and maintenance.

    Required qualifications include experience with; Drupal 6 and 7, custom module development, and theme development.

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