At Synergy Learning we have been working on a number of Drupal sites over the past few weeks and have been very impressed with what it has to offer.

Drupal is a Content Management system with built-in functionality and add-on modules that allow for a whole load of features:

  1. E-Commerce
  2. Blogs
  3. Collaborative authoring environments
  4. Forums
  5. Peer-to-peer networking
  6. Newsletters
  7. Podcasting
  8. Picture galleries
  9. File uploads and downloads

Like both Moodle and Mahara, Drupal is:

1) Open-source software distributed under the GPL

2) Highly customisable – according to Saad Bassi, “You can mould it into any type of content-centered / user-generated site: from a social media site that allows users to submit and vote on content, a forum, a job board, to an image gallery or a service for deploying portfolio sites for designers – Drupal can get it done.”

3) Supported by a large community of enthusiastic users and developers – with this comes all the benefits of collaborative products – great modules, quick bug fixes, core updates, support and an endless supply of documentation and tutorials

Some Examples of Drupal Sites

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Firefox

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Mozilla

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My Play

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The New York Observer

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If you are interested in finding out more about how Drupal can benefit your organisation, or to find out more about Synergy Learning’s Drupal services, email me at joel.kerr@www.synergy-learning.com