Some part of our time was just Bill's explanation of what Drupal is, and then our coming up with a simple definition and description of the use of Drupal in education. Drupal is less like Moodle and more like Joomla or Mambo--it's comprised of a large set of tools that can be used to build a web presence, and that flexibility is a little daunting when you are starting from scratch. But since there has been a lot of buzz about Drupal, I felt our first step was just to find a way to tell someone else about it. Here is our definition of Drupal for education:
"Drupal is a content management program that contains a set of tools for building a web-based community sites, which can include 1) a public-facing web presence, 2) the functionalities of the read/write web into a controlled school environment, or 3) Intranet/Personal Workspaces for techs and administrators."
Bill was engaging to talk to. He and I are hosting a two-day Drupal workshop in Philadelphia on January 31 - February 2. For more information or to sign up, visit EdTechLive.
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