Drupal is a system that allows users to share ideas through blogs, forums and files. There are customizable user roles and permissions as well as a high level of web safety and security.
Drupal is an open-source platform and Content Management System(CMS)for building dynamic web sites offering a broad range of features and services including user administration, publishing workflow, discussion capabilities, news aggregation, metadata functionalities using controlled vocabularies and XML publishing for content sharing purposes.
Application in Innovation Edit
This technology would help a teacher in providing an online location for students to submit assignments and work together on projects, while the teacher is able to stay on top of each student's work. Students will be using the computer and getting online to do assignments and this will more than likely appeal to them more than written work. Safety is a high priority which should limit parental worries.
Applications in Efficiency Edit
Teachers would be able to see how much each student has contributed to make sure there is equal participation and fair assessment.
Applications in Community Edit
Community applications: (many, some, none)
All users can connect and read what others post. This system is similar to Wordpress, only more complex.
Required technical proficiency Edit
The Drupal website claims their system is user-friendly and easy to navigate. Anyone who is interested in creating their own community website.
Similar to / different from Edit
(Many educational technologies overlap in their applications. Are there any other technologies that provide similar applications? How do the features of this technology compare to those of similar or overlapping technologies?)
(Anything a teacher or student should watch out for?)
Official page Edit
(Links to any sites by the originators of this technology)
For more information Edit
(Other useful links, perhaps applications of this technology)