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






My Play


The New York Observer


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