I provided instructional design consultations to faculty transitioning their classroom courses to online courses delivered in Blackboard. Instructional strategies varied from the traditional online experience to designing and developing experiential based, virtual reality styled courses.
The QED Group contracted with me to help them design and deliver a presentation to USAID Economic Growth staff on blended learning including how other USAID Offices, international organizations including multi and bi-lateral institutions, universities, and other relevant organizations are currently using blended learning. I was also asked to participate in a facilitated discussion with the EG Office with the goal of defining their ultimate training goals and develop a path forward to implement a blending learning approach.
I provided training program development support to Phase2 Technology. Support includes but is not limited to Drupal distribution instructional design and development.
Designed and developed two classroom-based training courses for Acquia's Drupal Commons distribution.
- Drupal Commons Community Manager Course
- Drupal Commons Site Builder Course
The process included the following.
There is a Drupal module called Panels. There is a Drupal module called Context. There is a feature in Panels called context. Panel's context and the Context module are not the same, not even close. According to Earl Miles, the developer of Panels: "In Panels, context is lingo for a wrapper around any significant object. By default, Panels supports 'Node', 'Taxonomy term', 'Taxonomy vocabulary', and 'User' as contexts." But what does that mean?
I recently purchased "Drupal 6 Panels Cookbook" from Packt Publishing, hoping to get all my context/relationships questions answered. I did learn a couple things from the book so it wasn't money wasted but it didn't answer all my questions. So I did what I often have to do, I starting clicking and observing what happens. This article is what I have figured out. I hope you find this useful.
Even if you aren't going to be the site builder, it is helpful to have some hands-on experience in Drupal so you can communicate productively with your Drupal planner, builders, themers, developers, etc. Drupal Hands-On Intro for Builders gives you insights into core Drupal features and the most commonly used contributed modules. You go from a simple site plan to a fully functional site in two days using features such as CCK, Views, Imagecache, Pathauto, and more.
Description: In this classroom course you will build a site that has four site sections, custom content types, views and more. Each section demonstrates commonly used techniques used to build dynamic Drupal sites. In addition to using Drupal's many administrative features, you will use modules such as
I was hired to plan and provide two one-day training sessions for Acquia's client. The first training session covered:
- Tasks performed by authenticated users in a customized Drupal Commons site such as the creation of group nodes in different group configurations.