Building an interactive community online


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This presentation given by the GAA outlines the objectives of the GAA in creating and online community for learning and sharing ideas. The solution developed by Enovaiton involved integrating Drupal, Moodle and Mahara together and with outher third party systems.

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Building an interactive community online

  1. 1. Building an Interactive Community Online Jimmy D’Arcy Technical Development & Support Manager, GAA. Liam Ryan Solutions Consultant, Enovation
  2. 2. Building an Interactive Community Online1. Our Context3. The Idea5. The Plan7. The Build Status9. Recommendations6. Future Potential
  3. 3. Our Context GAA Mission, Best Practice in Advances inVision and Values Education IT Software
  4. 4. Categorising our Communities GAA Units 4 Provinces 32 Counties 20,120 Club andSchool based Teams Role • Coaches • Referees • Officials • Players
  5. 5. The IdeaBuild an online platform where registered users can:• Access – Better Quality, More Localised and More Relevant Content• Interact – With members of their units and communities of practice• Learn – Through Formal and Informal MethodsProduce a more efficient system of administration by:• Building a database to record all data• Designing an integrated environment to store and access all resources• Allowing authorised users to generate content and share it• Publishing relevant content to many places at once
  6. 6. The Plan Use Web 2.0 based Open Source Software Drupal Moodle Mahara (Content (Learning (ePortfolio)Management Management System) System) Interact within a Access to Formal and Community ofInformation Informal Learning Practice
  7. 7. The Plan To Publish 8 Themed Portals - 4 Representing our Basic Key Constituencies -Main (Club) Primary Post-Primary Third Level Portal School Portal School Portal Portal - 4 Representing our Main Role Groups - Coach Referee Officials Player Portal Portal Portal Portal
  8. 8. The BuildStatus:System• ‘Enovation’ Awarded Contract• Expertise in building solutions based on proven open source products• Currently in UAT/Pilot with Main (Club) and Coaching Groups• Go Live with remainder as content is readyContent• Redesign of Foundation and Award 1 Content UnderwayRequirements:• Continue to work with National Center for Technology in Education• Publish Theme Based News & Calendars at National, Provincial, County Level
  9. 9. Future Potential3. Unified Login with Google mail interface to present more individualised content through the portal2. Use Google + to define groups of users into more specific communities of practice 3. Investigate the potential for localised advertising
  10. 10. Demonstration
  11. 11. Questions?Go Raibh Maith Agaibh
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