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Eduglu presentation at TTIX



My presentation on Eduglu at TTIX in Salt Lake City June 2010.

My presentation on Eduglu at TTIX in Salt Lake City June 2010.



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  • 1. Eduglu Open Source Drupal-based Social Learning Platform
  • 2. About me (Kyle Mathews)
      • Blog:
      • Twitter:
      • Eduglu twitter:
      • Building Drupal sites for ~3 years. Social Learning sites for 2.5 years.
      • Google Summer of Code -- Memetracker
      • Graduated December 2009 with Masters in Information Systems From BYU
      •   Started company to sell social learning solutions to Higher Education / Enterprise. See us at
  • 3. Roadmap for Session
      • Who are you? And why do you care about Eduglu (enough to be sitting here right now anyways)?
      • Why Eduglu? What's the need?
      • What is Eduglu (in short)?
      • Hands on Demo!
  • 4. State of Social Learning 2010
    • It kind of sucks
  • 5. Hard to SETUP a) Takes great skill + effort to find/understand/use successfully b) Tools (twitter, blogger, facebook, flickr, second life, etc not designed for education
  • 6. Logistics Tough Students HATE having to learn multiple tools for one class It's a lot of work for teachers to manage
  • 7. Often Confusing Tools aren't designed for educational use. So teachers/students have to work around assumptions of the tool.
  • 8. No Consistency Across tools, classes, majors. Each class using social media is one-off experiment. This can't scale.
  • 9. State of social learning in 2010?  
  • 10. Very few people using it  
  • 11. Arguing for centralized social learning platform  
  • 12. Eduglu in other words :)  
  • 13. Eduglu = Education Glue  
  • 14. Tool Glue Gluing together l egacy LMS systems, SIS, gradebooks, and 3rd-party learning tools such as Google Docs, wikis, blogs, micro-blogging platforms such as Twitter, and so on.
  • 15. Social Glue Gluing together robust learning communities of all sorts on and off-campus
  • 16. Demo Time! Let's go look at  
  • 17. How to Help on Eduglu?
    • * Sign up to help out at
    • * Download and give feedback at or by sending email to
    • ** Latest release always at
    • Technical stuff for developers:
    • Make file
    • The easiest way to grab a development copy of Eduglu with the latest code is to build Eduglu from it's make file.
    • The Eduglu make file is at
    • See  for instructions on how to build Eduglu using its make file.
    • Eduglu Features
    • The Eduglu core features are tracked here: Please file bugs and patches in the Eduglu issue queue at
    • Eduglu theme (Dewey)
    • The theme is here: Please file bugs and patches in the Eduglu issue queue at
  • 18. The roadmap
      • Release stable beta by end of the Summer
      • Add social learning tools
        • Blogging
        • Microblogging w/ integration w/ Twitter/Buzz/Facebook etc.
        • Group Reader
          • e.g Aggregating Student blogs
          • Aggregating expert blogs relevant to class / interest group
      • Integrate with 3rd party tools such as:
        • Google Docs
        • Dropbox
        • Many others
  • 19. How do I get me some Eduglu???  
  • 20. Everyone here gets free install of Eduglu!!! Just send me an email @
  • 21. Eduglu is open source!!! So you can just download it and install it. Downloads at
  • 22. Any questions / comments?  
  • 23. Hands on Demo Tasks: 1. Sign up at 2. Join Sandbox group and post a comment or new discussion 3. Create group and turn on at least one additional learning tool 4. Join another group and say hi :)