Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Cool Drupal Sites

! Belgium !

Linked Media Content (TV & Web)
ABC family Channel
- has groups, downloads etc. commercial, slick and informative

Community portals
e.g. Team Sugar

e.g. University of Fine Arts

Media Companies
e.g. Sony Music

e.g. Beyonce - suburb quality an integration of content, media etc.
News, Blog, competitions, video, sound clips, Calendar, members (fans), Poll (survey), forums, downloads, image galleries, newsletters.
(could not find a G rated screen shot of the website so here is the link

Social Networks
e.g. Jewcy

What is Drupal?

Now about Drupal, "Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website."
Drupal has:
* Content Management Systems
* Blogs
* Collaborative authoring environments
* Forums
* Peer-to-peer networking
* Newsletters
* Podcasting
* Picture galleries
* File uploads and downloads

BISAM hosts our Drupal installs for about 5 organisations, companies, training organisations etc.

Online Discussion - FOC08


Tonight I will be interviewing Bill Pugh from BISAM.
Bill advises NZSET on Drupal, Moodle and web deployment.
We'll cover:
BISAM Services
Open Source - a real choice or just a nice idea
Drupal for building community web environments
Moodle for effective learning

I have some questions from my FOC08 coursemates that I will ask.
Responses will be posted here.
An edited transcript will be available here or linked.
The Podcast will be here or linked.

More to come...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

An entire month...

An entire month since my last blog...
Technical paper is nearly finished.
Facilitating Online interview this weekend.
Any questions for Bill, email me