I am really looking forward to attending the upcoming Drupal & Education Camp at Oxford next month. Drupal has a long-standing relationship with the education sector, especially in the US where it powers about 26% of all .edu sites. I've written before about Drupal LMS initiatives and similar Drupal distributions targeted specifically at schools and universities.
Roll-up, roll-up for Brighton's very own DrupalCamp on 28-29 April. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about how Drupal can help you - developers will get a chance to meet and learn from some of the best Drupal devs. Sereno is proud to be a sponsor of this event.
Find out more and register for free at the Brighton Area Drupal Association.
We're working on some fairly big projects at the moment, a number of which are still at the design stage. We have a pretty solid approach to design here at Sereno but as new methodologies and tools emerge, it's important to continually question your process and make improvements.
Setting up your xdebug debugger to work on the IDE Netbeans can be somewhat fiddly. I hope these steps will help you out. They are for an Ubuntu desktop, but should be helpful whatever OS you're using.
(a) Install xdebug. For me, this just meant running:-
sudo apt-get install php5-xdebug
I am seeing more and more debate about learning in the cloud. I am not sure everyone really understands the cloud concept, and it's often used interchangably with Software as a Service (SaaS) or managed services. Which is fine really in this context. In essence, people really mean the same thing - learning content managed remotely and easily delivered anywhere.
It's by no means essential to run a social learning platform for yourself when you can easily adopt existing services, like Facebook, Ning or Twitter. There are also great free guides to using these tools, like as those provided by Jane Hart.