State of Drupal in Education

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Drupal Camp Wisconsin 2012 presentation about using Drupal in education and learning from use-cases in the ELMS project.

Drupal Camp Wisconsin 2012 presentation about using Drupal in education and learning from use-cases in the ELMS project.

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  • 1. State of Drupal in Education Btopro btopro.com btopro.net/post/wisconsin
  • 2. Thank you Sponsors!
  • 3. Goals of this class•  See where Drupal fits in edu•  See how edu fits in Drupal•  Tell PSU’s Drupal story•  How to join the community•  Laugh
  • 4. btopro•  Drupal in Education crazy person•  contrib/distro dev•  “the ELMS guy”•  Tempered Radical
  • 5. Philosophy•  Content separate from communication•  Abstract code to leverage/build community•  Fragment LMS to increase system quality•  Accessible ~ Usable are king•  Search Structured Anarchy
  • 6. State of Education•  Tight budgets•  More expected with less•  Innovate under pressure (how!?)•  Outside forces seeking to transform •  M.O.O.C. , Badges, edtech, Coursera•  Can’t roll out services faster then startups
  • 7. Edtech funding infusion•  $88.5 million in 2009•  $171.8 million in 2011•  $105 million in ½ of 2012•  Opportunity for Drupal vendorsSource: http://www.ecampusnews.com/technologies/venture-capital-funding-for-ed-tech-at-unprecedented-levels-expected-to-rise/
  • 8. So why work IN education?
  • 9. Build better systems w/•  A whiteboard, cheese curds, and Drupal!
  • 10. “Everybody’s doing it”•  26% of all Edu sites are drupal•  71 of top 100 universities use drupal!Source: http://www.acquia.com/drupal-solutions/education
  • 11. Just 1 story of the 71
  • 12. My Context (2007)•  1 unit, 1 developer•  No central Drupal support•  Static HTML / custom JS•  Multiple home grown CMSs•  A few open/closed products
  • 13. Felt like Context (1997?)•  1 unit, 1 webmaster•  Drupal CMS!•  Static HTML•  Home home grown CMS•  A few closed products
  • 14. Start of my Drupal journey Way of managing student submissions outside LMS
  • 15. Learning Curve http://athousandnodes.com/article/drupal-learning-curve
  • 16. Eye bleeding
  • 17. Digging a deeper hole“hey you know this is actually forcontent right?” – btopro (2008)
  • 18. Yet more Learning Curve http://athousandnodes.com/article/drupal-learning-curve
  • 19. Hence..
  • 20. Why so hard though?•  Drupal is not a CMS•  Drupal is a CMFThe disconnect is that Drupal is not a Content ManagementSystem (CMS), nor has it been one for some time. Drupal is aContent Management Framework (CMF), from which you canbuild a CMS tailored specifically for your needs.- Larry “Vest” Garfieldhttp://www.palantir.net/blog/drupal-not-cms
  • 21. Car analogy Stock Tuned
  • 22. Cat Making Factory (CMF)#
  • 23. Add modules
  • 24. Cat & Module System (CMS)
  • 25. Gamer CMS
  • 26. =Lite-bright CMS
  • 27. Cyclopes Blanket CMS
  • 28. STOP… *giggle* angry CMS
  • 29. Non-cat CMS uses•  Course content separate from Delivery (ELMS D5 2008, D6 2009)•  Engaging student art communities (Open Studio 2010)•  Document sharing intranets (Open Atrium 2010)•  Accessibility, copyright, transcription automation (ELMS Media 2011)•  And yes, front facing, normal, websites
  • 30. Philosophy
  • 31. ELMS: ICMS
  • 32. ELMS: ICMS
  • 33. ELMS: ICMS
  • 34. ELMS: ICMS (distro)
  • 35. ELMS: CLE
  • 36. ELMS: Media (distro)
  • 37. Drupal CMS
  • 38. Today from ELMS•  Drupal for all projects•  ELMS, entirely on drupal.org •  3 distros •  17 modules, 26 features •  16 themes
  • 39. Don’t fail like I had to•  Need to stop hacking Drupal core to scale (D5)•  Need to stop hacking Drupal contrib to scale (D6)•  Need to contribute all code possible •  All of ELMS is GPL•  Need to fragment code for people to care •  code base works in atrium / any drupal site•  Need to package on drupal.org / work exclusively there going forward
  • 40. Transparency / Community•  Organic collaboration examples: •  Outline Designer •  Spaces OG Clone •  Regions •  Profiler Builder •  Hidden Nodes•  Abstraction to solve greater need•  Kit compliancy for features
  • 41. Today @ PSU•  DC-PSU 2011 - 110 showed up•  No central support needed•  All colleges participating
  • 42. Going forward @ PSU•  D.P.E. community 8-10 active members•  Psu.edu going drupal!!!•  DCPSU12 - 90 site builder / 68 developer
  • 43. And so Today
  • 44. Contribute•  Distributions•  Drupal as LMS•  Education tag on d.o. •  http://drupal.org/node/1688262•  EduDu•  Drupal in education unconference
  • 45. Distributions for edu•  ELMS (micro-sites) ß Bias•  Commons (organizations)•  Open Atrium (intranet / LMS?)•  Julio / Open Academy / Open Edu (department site)•  Open Scholar (faculty sites)
  • 46. Distributions fit with..•  Future: Informal learning networks•  Sustainable / infrastructure investment•  End of one-size-fits-all LMS•  Suite of tools approach to LMS design•  Fragmented solutions instead of single point of obsolescence•  Vendors Take note!
  • 47. Suite of tools: Ulmus•  Core ELMS UX / architecture•  A Distribution for making distros•  Help review the architecture / provide feedback / join forces!•  Active collaboration underway!
  • 48. EduDu•  Informal agreement of individuals•  Kit compliant features dev•  Fserver for non-gpl distributing•  Promote each other’s work•  Edudu_kickstart distro
  • 49. Drupal Education Unconf•  Drupalcon Denver 2012•  Drupalcon Portland •  Monday May 20th, 2013•  Follow Funnymonkey.com
  • 50. Other engagement•  Issue queues•  Groups.drupal.org•  IRC: #drupal-edu•  Go form and tell your drupal story
  • 51. Disrupt today, empower tomorrow