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This course is organized by Heather James, Manager of Learning Services at Acquia. http://acquia.com/ Big thank you Acquia for funding my community time :)
I am very excited about P2PU.org and the possibilities of peer-to-peer learning.
My role at Acquia is to help grow a talented, diverse community for Drupal through training and education. Acquia provides public and private formal training by working with our partners, but we feel this is only one part of the puzzle. Drupal is an on-going learning environment, with new challenges constantly arising. Encouraging and facilitating self-study skills is essential to growing the community.
In one sense, this course is a proof of concept, in the hopes that others in the community will create similar courses on detailed topics. It is also providing a much needed welcome mat for Drupal, and situating it outside of the community, where we can get the most reach.
Summary: Free 6 week self-study course to learn about Drupal. Week- by-week emails to help motivate you and organize your learning experience. Think of it as a book-club for free learning materials about Drupal.
Funding of the development of this course is provided by Acquia http://acquia.com/ to faciliate learning in the Drupal community. This course is part of P2PU's School of Webcraft organized by the Mozilla Drumbeat: http://www.drumbeat.org/p2pu-webcraft Web Enabled http://webenabled.com/ are supporting this course by providing an easy to use learning sandbox in their hosting environment. Numerous Drupal community members have created the open education resources which will be used in this course, they will be credited in the respective lessons.
What is this course about?
Problem: What is Drupal? What can it do? Drupal is peculiar, the features which make it powerful and different from other systems, also make it difficult to grasp. There are excellent resources out there, but a novice user can get google-itis from searching through material which isn’t at the right level, shows out dated practices, or is not up to date. This course will be a self-study introduction to take people on a rolling basis through the course.
How it works: Each week, you login to the site which contains 2-3 hours of selected self-study videos, tutorials and materials to work through. You will also get access to a recorded webinar* discuss the materials. Login to P2PU.org to discuss each weeks materials with fellow students. Acquia partner Web Enabled are offering a push-button hosting environment as an option for new users to learn on and try out some advanced features of Drupal.
* The first time it is run, a LIVE webinar is held so guest guides can answer learner questions- “What kinds of problems and questions did they find?” to talk about that weeks learning materials. These are recorded, and when students work through the course later, they watch the recorded webinars.