Killer platforms need killer apps. A great platform by itself isn't that interesting or useful. It takes killer apps to attract customers and define the platform.
Time for another Eduglu release! Download Alpha 6 at eduglu.com
There's been lots of progress made since Alpha 5. Along with the usual assortment of bug fixes and tweaks, major new features include:
- A new Quiz feature based on the Drupal quiz module. The Drupal quiz module has an extensive feature list and is widely used in the Drupal community. This is just the start of Eduglu's quiz integration but it's already provided a powerful boost to Eduglu's capabilities.
New release of Eduglu
I'm pleased to announce the second release of Eduglu! Eduglu is a Drupal distribution designed to support social learning at institutions of higher learning. It's available for download now at http://eduglu.com/download-eduglu. Since the first release, We've squashed dozens of major and minor bugs and made the significant jump to the Spaces 3 and Context 3.
From British political philosopher Michael Oakeshott:
Conversation is not . . . a contest where a winner gets a prize, . . . it is an endless, unrehearsed, intellectual adventure in which in imagination we enter a variety of modes of understanding the world and ourselves. And, we are not disconcerted by the differences, or dismayed by the inconclusiveness of it all.
I really like that. Good conversation is good for the soul.
First Keynote from Howard Rheingold.
Started teaching a digital journalism class then moved on to teaching digital literacy. When first started teaching classrooms, thought about how to use online media to overcome disadvantages of teaching in classrooms namely a) not all teachers good at speaking extemporously and b) classroom learning militates against thoughtfulness, can't share thought that occurs an hour after class.
First started experimenting with using online tools for learning in 1995.
The first alpha of Eduglu is out and ready for testing. Download it at http://community.eduglu.org/release-announcement/node/8
What I hope to accomplish with this first Alpha?
I've been working on a social learning site based on Drupal for the past two years as a student at Brigham Young University and am now working towards readying it for its maiden release into the world as a full-fledged Drupal install profile.
My goal with Eduglu is to:
a) Provide a superb out-of-the-box social learning engine to help departments, clubs, classrooms, and other campus groups communicate, collaborate, and learn with one another.