Eduglu presentation at TTIX


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

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Eduglu presentation at TTIX

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